Before how we know them today: Richard's of Guist

GDZ481 seen in 2003 sporting the former livery of Richard's of
Guist (Steven Hughes)
Over the rest of the summer, I will be publishing a series of posts looking at operators before how we know them today. I kick off the series with Richard's of Guist, who I recently paid an depot visit to.

Photographed by Steven Hughes is GDZ481, a VanHool T8 Alizee bodied Volvo B10M. The coach carries the former cerise coloured livery, which I believe was phased out with the delivery of a brand new tri-axle Irizar Century bodied Scania K124 - which carried a white based livery with lilac sunrise. This livery was later formed into the gradiented lilac livery which we recognise today.

GDZ481 was later repainted into the white based style of the photographed livery, in which the lilac and grey motifs on the sides were retained, generally used on older vehicles. A photograph of it like this can be seen here.
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