Stood in the corner of a dusty, dark workshop, forgotten and unkempt for the best part of 40 years, covered in cobwebs and used as a storage cupboard!
This was our father’s very first bus which got the business going again under the Towler name. Alan ran the vehicle for only 3 years, but when fuel changed and engines turned to the cheaper and more economic diesel systems, this poor old petrol fueled, 1952 Bedford SB 33 seater was surplus to requirements – Alan had moved on and left the old bus to ruin…….. Until now.
In 2010, Alan and his son-in-law Ashley – a keen vehicle enthusiast and experienced engineer, though it would be a challenge to perhaps ‘restore’ the old bus to its former glory.
Five years later, after lots and lots of hard graft and elbow grease, ‘James’ is back and is ready to roll. Completely renovated, keeping all of its original features, including leather trimmed seats and highly polished chrome work.
The sign writing is even the same – boasting our father’s signature, professionally inscribed across the back of the bus.
Watch this space, for later this year, there will be some planned nostalgia trips, a highlight for those of you who remember the vehicle back in the day, and probably even traveled to school on it!
The vehicle will also be available to hire for weddings and special occasions, but will be most popular being exhibited at Vintage Vehicle events across the country.
Please contact us for information on hiring this special vehicle.