Oddball Wednesday - Plaxton Verde

21028, a Stagecoach Plaxton Verde (Daryl Charles)
In 1991, Plaxton launched their new Verde bodywork. The new single deck type was structurally similar to the existing Plaxton Pointer bodywork, having an aliminium frame and flat boxed sides. Production ended six years after launch in 1997.

No more than three hundred and fifty were ever built, which when compared to the number of Pointers produced is minuscule to say the least. even rarer is the bodywork found upon the Scania N113CRB chassis. Most of the Plaxton Verdes were produced for Badgerline on Dennis Lance chassis, with a Volvo B10B and DAF SB220 chassis also being an option.

Plaxton aimed the Verde at British operators who had an interest in buying continental style buses; hence the name "Verde", meaning Green in Spanish. At the time, there were also hopes of sales overseas and as kit built models in the Eastern countries. Very few Plaxton Verde buses exist in service today, as of May 2015 the entire batch of forty DAF SB220s at Bus Eireen were withdrawn from service.
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2 comments :

  1. An ex-Oxford Bus Company Volvo B10B if I'm not mistaken

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    1. Yes mate, from the Oxford Bus Company it passed to Islwyn Borough Transport becoming 36. Stagecoach in South Wales acquired her in 2010 alongside the IBT business. She's now allocated to Cwmbran depot for schools.

      A great vehicle I will say, she did suffer a bad accident about two years ago now but was fixed up. She's also been up-seated and is belt fitted.

      Daryl

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