Aldridge Transport Museum
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Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

4856P - Guy Victory, Van Hool

Registration

4856P

Year

1961

Name

Guy Victory, Van Hool

Operator/Owner

Franky Tours, Bruges

Livery

Blue

Further reading

This Guy Victory with a Leyland O680H engine, was delivered to Franky Tours in 1961 with a Jonckheere body, for use on tours throughout Europe. In 1965, it met with an accident in the Black Forest, which necessitated a total rebuild, which was carried out in record time by Van Hool, who fitted a new, all-steel welded body. After extensive front-line use, it was relegated to schools contracts then, in 1979, stripped of its seats and converted to office accommodation. Repatriated to the UK in April 2017, it is now awaiting restoration and a funding campaign is being started - any contributions very welcome. One of the pictures above is the Press Release issued shortly after the coach came back the UK in April 2017. Note - Not on Museum site at present