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The first Daimler Fleetline 7000HP which started life as a demonstrator in Birmingham City livery. After visiting Blue Bus early in its career, it was eventually bought by BBS in 1966, though it seems to have not had a very good reputation for reliability.
In December 1973 BBS sold out to Derby City Transport, including 7000 HP. Seemingly a certain subject for preservation, this was not to be. A disasterous fire on the 5th January 1976 at the Willington garage destroyed 19 vehicles including 7000 HP which had just been repainted into Derby livery.
Does anyone else remember the distinctive disinfectant BBS used to clean its buses?
Photo taken by Tony Martin, c.1972, Derby Bus Station
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