I sourced this bus using a very reputable South African specialist and was not disappointed. The rarity was what sold it to me unseen (other than photo’s). I had a German imported LHD bus many years ago and even though I had it professionally resprayed the seam rash just kept coming through. I sold that bus around 12 years ago and during Lockdown I decided I wanted another and it had to be RHD and rust free. When the bus arrived the bodywork was in very good condition but with a number of lacquer peel areas around the windows. I couldn’t live with it and decided I wanted a perfect bus so employed Elite Carbody in Milton Keynes to respray the bus in the original colour as arrived. Being South African the bus is also the Big Window version which makes a difference.
Here is a list of works I have carried out in my ownership. I should point out that I am very much an office based worker with very little knowledge around a car other than my love for cars! This means all works carried out have been done by professionals in professional garages rather than in a back yard! This bus has wanted for nothing and is kept inside in my warehouse at work on trickle charge. I have been to a few events and then stored here over the winter. Since the respray it hasn’t see any water other than when I wash it! Everyone is different but I don’t like “the Rat” look or phrases like “marks and rust as expected with a vehicle of this age”. If the car needs some work on anything then I get it done!
I’m advertising for sale because I just don’t use it and I have had a slight change in circumstances which enhances this point. I also have a new Motorbike!