1967 Bedford VAS Plaxton Embassy Classic Coach *SOLD*

MODELVAS / Plaxton Embassy

1967 Bedford VAS Plaxton Embassy Classic Coach *SOLD*

  • 6 cylinder 330 Bedford diesel
  • 5 speed overdrive transmission
  • 2 previous owners
  • This 1967 Bedford VAS Plaxton Embassy Classic Coach sold for £15,000
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  • 6 cylinder 330 Bedford diesel
  • 5 speed overdrive transmission
  • 2 previous owners

Supplied new by Yeates of Loughborough (Plaxton agents) to Wilsons coaches of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1967. This 1967 Bedford VAS was then sold to Caves coaches of Solihull, Birmingham where it served, until being retired in 1981. It was then dry stored with preservationists in Staffordshire until our vendor purchased it in 2012.

During his ten year ownership, the coach has undergone extensive restoration at the South Yorkshire Transport Museum – see images in the lot gallery and feel free to ask us any questions about this.

We love big old Commercials here at Evoke, we really love big old Bedfords too, so we are double lucky to be offering this magnificent 1967 Bedford VAS Plaxton Embassy 29 seat touring coach.

Our vendor has dedicated ten years of love and hard graft to restore the Bedford back to its former glory and he’s almost there. As you will see from the photographs, the coach requires the re trimming of 11 seats plus the rear seat, but don’t despair, he has already acquired the Holdsworth period Moquette which will of course, be included in the sale. One of the seats has already been retrimmed, so you can see just how fabulous it’s going to look!

Right then, over to the vendor so he can tell you what he has been up to for the last ten years…..

Coach Body & Chassis

  • Pot blast, needle-gun and strip chassis and prime & paint in PSV chassis silver.
  • New cab floor and boot floor and frame.
  • New front wheel pans, and flitch plates & rear wheel arches.
  • New transport linoleum flooring.
  • 4 stage bare metal preparation and  re-finish in traditional coach enamel.
  • New windscreen rubbers & weatherstrips front & rear, new mirrors & arms.

Chassis/Mechanical/ running gear

  • New road springs ,hangers, shackles, spring pins & cotters, king pin kits, ball joints, bushes, wheel bearings & hub seals, brake cylinder kits, adjusters, gaiters, engine mountings, cab mountings, brake lines & flexis
  • New radiator & mounts, hoses, thermostat, water pump, belts and lift-pump
  • Engine serviced with all new genuine Bedford service parts/filters and lube fluids renewed

Electrical systems/ Rewiring

  • The vehicle has been converted to DC alternator with negative earth, and all systems have been up- rated using modern relays & fuses to improve efficiency, whilst still keeping the period sixties original switchgear
  • Modern DC alternator and deep cycle 12v battery, absolutely superb!
  • New washer tank & modern heater

We think you’ll agree when we say that he has done a rather fabulous job. Grab your case, all aboard to Blackpool!

Vehicle Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire –  it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
m********l £10,000.00 2022-06-02 14:42:16
b**************d £9,000.00 2022-06-01 17:04:37
s**********a £8,000.00 2022-05-24 04:24:44
Start auction £8,000.00 20/05/2022 9:00 AM


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