Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

Introduced by Associated Equipment Company (AEC) in 1954, the Routemaster was produced until 1968 and saw continuous service in London until 2005, it currently remains in service on two heritage routes in central London. A pioneering design which was specifically designed for the capital’s streets, the Routemaster outlasted several of its replacement types, survived the privatisation of the former London Transport bus operator and was used in proliferation by other operators around Great Britain.

During the recent new millennium, debates surrounded the issue of whether to replace *or* retain the Routemaster in London service. In 2004, following his second election campaign, Ken Livingstone announced the phasing out of the type in order to provide a bus service in the capital fully accessible to