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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AEC Regent 5 Bus
AEC Regent 5 Bus
Date:1966
Registration:DPV 68D
Acquired by the Museum:1989
Current State:As withdrawn
Note: As acquired, not on display
This was the very last conductor operated bus to be purchased by Ipswich Corporation Transport. It was delivered in 1966, numbered 68 and registered DPV 68D. It features an A.E.C. Regent V chassis with 9.6 litre diesel engine and semi-automatic gearbox. The bodywork is by Neepsend seating 37 upstairs and 28 downstairs. Neepsend was the name used for bodies of East Lancs. design built in Sheffield for a short time. It was withdrawn from service in 1977 and sold for use as a driver training vehicle with R.T.T. Services at Mendlesham.

Upon retirement from driver training it was presented to the museum in 1989 by R.T.T. Services.