There were only 482 of this model manufactured and there are only 3 still in existence. This car had a complete body off restoration that took nearly 5 years to complete. The restoration was finished in January 2016.
Bristol K5G ECW L27/26R
Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society
1942 Bristol K5G with 1949 Eastern Coachworks lowbridge 53-seat open rear platform double-decker.
Jun 42 - In service with United Automobile Services Limited, Darlington (BDO29)
May 51 - Fleet number changed to BGL29
1954 - Rebodied with 1949 ECW L27/26R (3162) (ex Leyland PD2 - LLL21 - HN 9019)
Jan 59 - Out of service with United Automobile Services Limited, Darlington (BGL29)
Mar 59 - In service with Silcox Motor Coach Company Limited, Pembroke Dock (32)
Nov 69 - Out of service with Silcox Motor Coach Company Limited, Pembroke Dock (32)
Jan 70 - M Banks, P Battersby & G Holt, Hull
<1977 - P Battersby, Teeside
Jul 81 - Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Group, Newton Aycliffe
Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks single-deck bus body.
The bus was new to United in the summer of 1947, with fleet number BLO 202. It was allocated to subsidiary company Bell's Services of Westerhope, Newcastle carrying the standard red and cream livery. Next, in 1951, it was returned to the main United fleet as BG 216. In 1959, the bus was transferred from United to subsidiary company Durham District Services, with whom it ran in green and cream livery, numbered DB 216. It was sold for preservation in 1968.
Wolsely 8 in good road legal condition
Scammel Showman's Tractor
New in 1952 to Guinness of London, sold to Ken Furborough of Leicester (Showman) and was used to travel the Big Wheel between fairgrounds
Chevrolet 3100 pick up truck
Scammell MU15 Ballast Truck
Ex Shellmex tanker unit. Converted to a ballast truck by present owner. Completely restored by the present owner in 2008.
Series 1 Land Rover
Series 1 Land Rover. 86 inch wheelbase, 2 litre Petrol. Canvas tilt.
Combination with 1956/7 Willerby Vogue Caravan, 1 of 5 remaining.
MG Magnette Sports Saloon
Owned since 1990
Sunbeam Alpine - 2 seat sports car
One of the first Alpines made, and now one of the few remaining from the first series.
Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander double-deck body.
The bus was new to Newcastle Corporation and was operated until 1977. It was bought for preservation by the Four to One Group, who carried out much work on it. It later passed to Jimmy Storey who completed the restoration work.
Ford Zodiac Mk2
Restored after 45 years off road.
Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51F
New to Venture Transport as fleet no. 249, passing to Northern as 2830, later 4264. Withdrawn in 1980 and sold to APT, Lincoln. Purchased by the late Michael Reed and partly restored. Completely restored to as-new condition over a couple of years.
Austin Mini Countryman.
Owned by me for 30 years, restored during lock down
Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body.
The bus appeared in the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show. It is a hybrid of Daimler chassis and Guy driveline with Gardner engine. It has appeared in a Tesco advert.
The vehicle was new to South Shields Corporation as No 140. On withdrawal, it was retained by Busways and later Stagecoach, and has been maintained by the 140 Group for 32 years. It has been in preservation longer than it was in service. The only double decker remaining in South Shields.
Atkinson Alpha with Gardner 6HLW engine and Marshall 48-seat single-deck body.
North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd
No. 48 in the Sunderland Corporation fleet was one of a batch of three Atkinson chassis, which were to be the last Atkinson passenger chassis to enter service in this country in 1964. Atkinson was better known for its lorry chassis and the company were approached by Sunderland to build these vehicles after unsatisfactory performance from the Corporation's AEC Reliances.
The vehicles had Gardner 6HLW engines mounted horizontally underfloor. The bodies were by Marshall to the contemporary B.E.T. specification, similar to other local vehicles at the time. The twin-door bodies were specified to operate on the Pay-As-You-Enter system.
The steps into the saloon were very high, compared to the low-floor buses of today. Seating capacity was only 45 due to the dual door layout.
Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 Deluxe
1 owner before myself. Has been completely restored including Engine, Gearbox, Diff, all Suspension and Steering and just about every panel replaced. and its turned out just fine
Ford Mustang Fastback
Ford Mustang GT Coupe
Morris Minor Saloon
Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 Super
AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32R
This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2551 in 1966, initially on route 6, and after refurbishment on route 12. Refurbishment was of both interior and of the driveline, when a Cummins engine replaced the AEC original. The current owner intends to preserve it with its route 12 branding.
Ford Mustang Convertible
Ford Mustang Fastback
Vauxhall Viva HB Estate
Austin A40 Farina Saloon
Morris 1000 Traveller
Triumph TR6 - 2 seat sports car
A very early TR6, which was supplied to the USA when new. Re-imported back to the UK
MGB GT. Chrome bumper, wire wheels
Owned since 2014. On going restoration
1971 Vauxhall Victor FD 1600 cc Blue with black vinyl roof and Matt black bonnet.
Does need a little bit of tidying up but good solid body by next year we hope to have it perfect
Preserved by te Current Owner for 14 Years.
Vauxhall FE Victor 2300cc Saloon
Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
VW T2 Campervan
Hillman Hunter GL saloon
Series 3 Land Rover 88 inch
R L Hauxwell (Jnr)
Rover P6 3.5
MGB Roadster V8
Cadillac Elderado Convertable
Owned this vehicle about 10 months. It's had a lot of mechanical work done including new brakes, suspension & tyres. It's still an ongoing restoration as paintwork and roof require attention.
Owned for the last 10 years having attended this show many times.
Citroen AK 400
Multi colour van, artwork by Tony Itelzo
1500 Van Den Plas model - 28,000 miles and retired
Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 3 speed gearbox
Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith)
New to Philadelphia Depot of NBC Northern in June 1981.
FTN 710W is one of only 5 National 2/2's to stay in the Wear District all her PSV life and spent most of her life there running the 194/294. After her withdrawal from Deptford in 2002 she was used as a driver trainer at Gateshead Depot until 2006.
In 2006 4710 was donated to the NEBPT by Go Ahead CEO Christopher Moyes. After restoration 4710 was rolled out at the MetroCentre event in 2008.
After that years season 4710 was mothballed until her sale in 2013 to the Northern National Restoration Group.
She made her first NNRG outing at the 2013 Metrocenter event and has been on the road ever since apart from during the COVID pandemic.
This year 4710 took part in the National 50 event at Whitehaven by the kind invitation from our Friends, The Workington Transport Hertitage Trust.
Vauxhall Royale 3.0i Coupe
Rare injection version of the Vauxhall Royale Coupe
Ford P100 pickup
Ford Capri 2.8i
Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.
Very rare, maybe only 5 left on UK roads
BMW 316 (E30) Four door saloon
This extremely original example of a BMW E30 3-Series was acquired in January 2013. Only 3 previous owners and a genuine 67,000 miles from new
Ford Escort RS Turbo
DAF SB220 Optare Delta.
Optare Delta 251 was the first of a batch of four vehicles (251 to 254) ordered by Northumbria Motor Services Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4th of July 1989
251 was delivered to Northumbria in October 1989 after it appeared in the Bus & Coach Show at the N.E.C. It then travelled to France & Holland with the Directors & Senior Managers at the end of November 1989.
Originally based at Gallowgate depot, 251 worked out of most of the Northumbria depots at some time in her life before the sale of the Company to British Bus then ultimately Cowies (Arriva) Ironically on the 15th of January 1998 251 became the first bus to be painted in Arriva livery!
Between the 11th of January 2006 and the 21st of September 2008 251 was expertly restored by Gardiners of Spennymoor before making her debut at Showbus 2008.
Jaguar XJS HE V12 Coupe
This car was done up as a one off from new. Le Mans decals on doors and bonnet and had a set of 17 inch Borbet wheels fitted. Present mileage 41,000. Twin 2 inch stainless steel exhaust system and air intakes fitted.
GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol
Rover Mini Cooper SE 1275
Current owner since 1999. A ground up nut and bolt restoration was completed in November 2015.
This vehicle was one of a batch of eight delivered to Sunderland Busways. It became Stagecoach 14669 after the take-over of Busways. Stagecoach converted it to part open-top in 2007 for use by City Sight-Seeing. It has subsequently been converted to full open-top by Gardiners of Spennymoor in March 2008
Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 1600L Auto
Very rare Automatic model. Excellent original condition. 26K miles.
New to Chester le Street in June 1998 4855 was the final member of the second batch of 8 B10BLE that were bought to run the service 21 and morning 734. After 2 years the batch was reallocated to Stanley for use on the service 775 and 778 replacing the popular DAF SB220's.
Then in 2008 48 found herself back at Chester LE Street to run the "branded" lime. From there she was withdrawn in 2015, displaced by Wrightbus Streetlite's.
The NNRG took delivery of 4855 from Saltmeadows Road bodyshop in September 2015. Restoration started straight away and she was unveiled in her original livery in 2016 as a surprise entry at the North East Bus and Coach Show.
4855 has the distinction of being the first low floor bus that was preserved from Go Northeast in 2015, and has been a popular attraction on the rally field since 2016.
Honda Civic Hatchback
Given to me by my Grandson in a boy racer style. Lowered suspension, wide wheels, etc but restored back to original specification
Maserati 4200 Spyder
Ferrari 4.2 litre engine with 6 speed paddle shift gear box.