NK53TJV looks like nothing special on the outside, but beneath the bodywork is a Bluebird LMD - not the mass produced Dennis Dart as you would initially expect.
In 1999, Plaxton and American manafacturer Bluebird came under common ownership by Henleys Plc. A joint venture with Mayflower saw the formation of Transbus, in which Henleys owned a 30% stake. The combination of Bluebird and Plaxton came as a result of this, but never became a well recognised option. Just NK53TJV existed, having been delivered to Northumbria in December 2003.