KOW 274Y

SCT No: 274

Chassis: Leyland AN68C/1R

Chassis No: 8200618

Body: East Lancs. H45/31F

Engine: Leyland O.690

Date into service: 1st October 1982

New in November 1982, 274 was one of the last Leyland Atlanteans delivered to Southampton City Transport. In November 1984, 274 was painted as an overall advertisement for 'Save Your 'Buses'. 274 went on a visit to Strasbourg in 1986 in relation to the Bus Bill. In its later life it was renumbered to 1274 when taken over by First bus and was used as a School Bus. It was renumbered again when First bus introduced its nationwide system in 2004 to 38274.

Withdrawn in late 2004 and sold for preservation to Phil Blair and after a number of years owning 274, it was sold to the Bournemouth area, while in the Bournemouth area it was fully restored and had a new engine fitted. It returned to Phil Blair's collection in September 2009. In April 2014, 274 was sold for further preservation.

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