139 - WOW 531J

SCT No: 139
WOW 529J
Chassis: Leyland PDR1A/1

Chassis No: 7003162

Body: East Lancashire H45/31F

Engine: Leyland 0 680 11.1 litre engine

Date into service: 1st March 1971

WOW 529J was new in March 1971 as fleet number 139. After spending many years in the main fleet 139 was converted to open top configuration in 1984 and was given a new fleet number of 900. After spending time doing Town and Docks Tours and receiving a number of different liveries over the years, 900 was then painted into Guide Friday livery, who were by then running the tours in Southampton.

After the Southampton tour was stopped, 139 was used on Guide Friday tours in Bournemouth until it was withdrawn from service in the early 2000s. The original registration of WOW 529J was replaced with HNP 898J whilst at Guide Friday in Bournemouth. WOW 529J is now on a car.

139 is preserved in its Bournemouth Guide Friday livery. Its current owner bought 139, after it was withdrawn from service and continues storing it in preservation and attending shows and rallies with it across the south coast.

 WOW 529J
WOW 529J