This bus, registered ADX 63B, is one of the last rear entrance buses
delivered to Ipswich Corporation Transport
in 1964. Some modern design
features included saloon heaters and fluorescent lighting. The driver
gained two pedal control with a semi-automatic gearbox requiring no clutch
pedal. The chassis was built by AEC of Southall and features a 9.6 litre
diesel engine. The bodywork is by Massey Bros. of Wigan, with the standard Massey design modified to resemble the large fleet of East Lancs bodied AEC Regent buses in the Ipswich fleet.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1986 (initially on loan, ownership assumed in 1994|
|Current State:||On display in the museum, operational|
No.63 was withdrawn in 1986, when it was one of the last pair of crew buses in use. The vehicle has never been ‘restored’ in the traditional sense of the word. Ipswich Buses continued to use the vehicle until 1992. The vehicle was acquired by the museum in operational condition, and repainted in 1993 with financial assistance provided by the local Co-Op, whose advertisements are carried externally. Maintenance work has comprised routine servicing and repairs, and no major unit replacement has been needed. The interior is mainly original although some conservation work has been undertaken on the seats.