We're very proud of 399ETB, our 'new' 1958 Duple Vega bodied Bedford SB3. Now its home and settled, we've sent in the cameras and can bring you a 'virtual tour' of this stunning coach.
Delivered yesterday to Eastons Vintage Coach Hire was 399ETB, an immaculate 1958 Duple Vega bodied Bedford SB3.
This stunning motor coach was delivered to our Stratton Strawless depot yesterday morning by Norfolk Recovery, who delicately transported 399ETB all the way from the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors.
New in 1958, 399ETB spent much of its life on the Shetland Isles with various operators. It was not until 1989 that it left the Shetland Isles, moving to Beestlye of Manchester until 1992 and Hurst Coaches of Wigan until 2002.
It then passed to the careful care of Coastal and Country Coaches in Whitby, North Yorkshire, where for fourteen years it was common-sight in the peaceful fisherman's town operating scenic vintage coach tours to film set locations from the popular TV series 'Heartbeat'.
Shortly after announcing the news on our Facebook Page yesterday evening, Reg Vardy got in touch to show us his photograph of the coach seen in what was known as the village of Aidensfield on television.
399ETB is planned to be available almost imminently for vintage coach hire for proms, weddings, days out and special events soon.
Last week was a busy one for Bessie, our 1951 Albion Victor vintage coach, with three days out exploring Norfolk.
On Wednesday, Bessie was in the City Centre for a wedding at Norwich Castle.
On Friday Bessie explored the Eastern side of our region on our Fairhaven and East Ruston vintage day excursion, which was almost a full coach.
After a scrub down and thorough clean, Bessie was sent out again on Saturday for another wedding ferrying passengers between Little Ellingham and Hingham.