SRU 981

H&D No: 1368

Chassis: LD6B

Chassis No: 120054

Body: ECW 8588 Series 2

Engine: Gardner 6LW

Date into service: August 1956

1368 was new in August 1956 to Hants & Dorset Motor Services and was withdrawn in 1977 and sold to Cotswold Hotel in Southampton for use as a hospitality unit for a number of years. In 1997, Hants & Dorset Trim in Eastleigh brought the bus and used the bus to demonstrate the various work carried out by the Company. Saga Radio in Birmingham used it as an exhibition unit from 2002 to 2007.

Finally in late 2007, 1368 entered preservation firstly in Kidderminster then Sunderland before being bought by Phil Blair in early 2010. In late 2012 1368 was on the move again this time to Weston-super-Mare where it went under extensive renovation at Busworks in Blackpool. In early 2013, Phil Blair brought 1368 back and has since had it repainted into Hants & Dorset livery. In November 2013, 1368 was sold to Ensignbus where it was sold to Hof Van Cranendonck in the south of Netherland and has been reregistered to BE-78-80.