Oddball Wednesday - Bluebird LFCC9

This week's Oddball Wednesday is a true rarity, being the only of the combination ever produced in Great Britain. Today's photograph is courtesy of Andrew Stoptford.

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.
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