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ANA10Y was new to Greater Manchester PTE on 5th July1983.
We at Eastern Bus Enthusiasts decided to purchase this vehicle for it’s DELAINE Buses connection.
DELAINE Buses of Bourne, Lincolnshire purchased ANA10Y in March 2001 and given fleet number 134.
It was refurbished by Delaine partially into their specification as these were only meant for schools and standby for the service fleet.
The exterior was a straightforward replacement of damaged panels and a re-
The interior consisted of replacing the seats with house style red frames, cushions and squabs trimmed in tartan moquette with red vinyl, again as removed from the ex-
It was withdrawn April 2007 due to mechanical difficulties and had been used as a source of spares to keep the other three going over recent times (ANA 7, 8 & 9Y). There was then a potential preservation bid for ANA 10Y from an individual in Hull which fell through. However, in anticipation of this a number of parts were put back on it.
SELNEC Preservation decided to purchase 9Y for preservation and 10Y as spare parts.
It was at this point that EBE decided to purchase ANA10Y, however the registration was not included in the sale of the bus but was only available for a rather substantial extra cost.
Given this situation it was suggested by Delaine that we purchased the bus and utilised the registration of sister vehicle ANA7Y so as the vehicle did not completely loose its identity and could also be presented as the sister vehicle which was virtually identical in every way.
The vehicle was successfully delivered to its new home on March 4th 2018
BRISTOL OLYMPIAN B45
Ld ONTL11/1R ON606
GREATER MANCHESTER PTE
Merryweather, Holdsworth, Gibson, Longmire & Keeling