Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Dennis Ace Bus
Dennis Ace Bus
Date:1938
Registration:CAH 923
Acquired by the Museum:1966
Current State:Partially restored
Registered CAH 923 this bus was new to Eastern Counties in 1938 with Dennis Ace chassis and Eastern Coachworks 20 seat front entrance bodywork. It was first numbered D3 and later became D973 before being withdrawn in 1949. It was sold minus engine to Bickers of Coddenham who fitted second-hand engines and gearboxes from ex Ipswich dustcarts. A replacement 22 seat body from D976 was also fitted.

Withdrawn in 1960 it was purchased for preservation by E Mouser in 1965 when the body was replaced again by that off D989 and the bus passed to the collection in 1966.