A lot of the original operators who owned the Duple Bodied Vega's made the decision to swap their original petrol engines for diesel.
399ETB retained its original petrol powered Bedford SB3 engine.
With the re-trimmed stylish blue and cream seats , along with the panoramic windows in the roof - 399ETB was a firm favourite for our scenic day excursions and was extremely popular for wedding and prom hire.
Before we took ownership, Coastal and Country Coaches in Whitby operated 399ETB for fourteen years. It was a common-sight in the peaceful fisherman's town operating scenic vintage coach tours to film set locations from the popular TV series 'Heartbeat'. This coach was often seen in what was known as the village of Aidensfield on television.
specification and details
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. This stunning motor coach was delivered to Stratton Strawless depot by Norfolk Recovery, who delicately transported 399ETB all the way from the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors.
399ETB was sold A D Raines Coaches near Swindon in May 2019.
-Bedford SB3 Petrol Engine
-41 seats plus driver
-Rear luggage boot
-Overhead hand luggage storage