Lot 351 - 1966 Leyland AEC 'Routemaster' *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||63,995 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
A pioneering design, the Routemaster outlasted several of its replacement types in London and survived the privatisation of London Transport Bus Operators. The Routemaster was also used by several other operators around the UK. In modern UK public transport bus operation, the old-fashioned features of the standard Routemaster were generally loved by all who used them; the open platform, while exposed to the elements, allowed boarding and alighting away from stops and the presence of a conductor allowed minimal boarding time and optimal security. The Routemaster became one of London's most famous symbols.
Converted in 2012 into a catering unit, this vehicle is complete with a fully functioning kitchen downstairs and flexible seating upstairs. Ready to prepare and serve both hot and cold food and drinks, with an Italian espresso coffee machine installed, this Routemaster captures the imagination, both as a Café, Bar and restaurant or as a bespoke marketing workspace. Removable advertising placement holders are present on either side and at the back and front of the bus for any new business venture and the interior has been designed to offer complete flexibility in terms of seating/standing space. We are advised that the capacity is 24 seated on the upper deck and 12 standing on the lower deck with outside cover for 60 with a gazebo.
We are informed the engine is in good condition and has recently obtained a new MoT test certificate. The exterior has been subject to a full and professional re-spray rendering this a very attractive proposition. Catering for corporate events, weddings, and special occasions or as a semi-permanent pitch in a town or city centre, this example offers countless opportunities and offered at a very attractive estimate, we may need a conductor come auction day to help with viewings!
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN.
Previous lotLot 350 - 1972 Jaguar XJ6 Series I (4.2 litre)
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