• Leyland Atlantean HRS270V in service with Grampian Regional Council

Vehicle details

Year

April 1980

Registration

HRS270V

Fleet number(s)

270

Chassis

Leyland Atlantean (Ld AN68A/1R)

Chassis number

7903861

Engine

Leyland 0.680 Diesel

Body

Alexander Ar AL86/1677/10

Seating

H45/29D

New to

Grampian Regional Council

Other operators

Aberdeen Journals

Current owner(s)

Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society member(s)

Current livery

Grampian Regional Council

Status

Restored and on the road since 2006

 

Vehicle history

This is one of a large number of similar vehicles delivered to Grampian Regional Council, and its predecessor Aberdeen Corporation, during the 1970s and early 1980s. Withdrawn by Grampian Transport in the 1990s it was sold to Aberdeen Journals, publishers of the Press & Journal, who converted it into a hospitality unit.
 

In preservation

The current owner has removed all traces of the vehicle’s previous use and reinstalled a set of seats from another vehicle. In summer 2006 the bus was repainted into its original livery.