Malcolm Pelling Memorial Gallery

GUF250D, my favourite bus of all time and surely the most modern looking traditional front engine double decker ever. This was Southdown 315, which was one of the 1967 order but arrived early to be displayed at the 1966 Commercial Motor Show.
The whole 1967 batch were meant to look like this, but at the last moment it was decided to give then the usual Queen Mary windscreens and as a result they never looked right. This looked more modern than most rear engine buses at the time and it remained a womderful one off.
It was also a really good bus and I was always very happy to see it drawing up.

(there is a lot of dicussion about 315 on the "another photo" link)

Photographer unknown, the late Malcolm Pelling collection, Monday 12 June 1967, Kingsway, near Hove Lagoon

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