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  86 GFJ - Leyland PD2A/30 - Ex Exeter City Transport 86  

Accession 469 01/04/05

1963 Leyland PD2A/30 with Massey H31/26R body

New in 1963, this is one of 25 similar vehicles which were the last double deck type bought by Exeter Corporation before the undertaking was sold to Devon General in April 1970. In a general renumbering of the Exeter vehicles, 86 was then renumbered 286 to avoid clashing with a Devon General AEC Reliance. A few months later, in January 1971, Devon General, by then part of the National Bus Company, was absorbed by Western National. No 286 was sold in 1980 and went through a succession of owners in preservation and as a driver trainer before being repurchased for preservation by Exeter City Council in 1996. No 86 is now on long term loan from the Council to WHOTT.


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