370 FCR

SCT No: 350

Chassis: AEC Regent V

Chassis No: 2D3RA1408

Body: East Lancs H37/29R

Body Number: 6022

Engine: AEC AV590 9.6 litre engine

Date into service: 1st December 1963

Delivered in November 1963, 350 was part of the first order of East Lancs. bodies for SCT. After withdrawal from revenue earning service in August 1981 it became a driver training bus for a short time until October 1981 when it was sold to Pentalver of Eastleigh until 1983 when it was bought for preservation by Mr George Kneller. George restored the bus into pristine condition, and it was therefore a surprise when in 1998 he sold the bus to a French holiday company. It was then exported to La Rochelle. The intention was to convert it to carry sailing equipment, but then the company had second thoughts about the project and decided to sell it. So then in September 1999 some group members purchased 350 and returned it to local preservation.

 
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