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Mercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz

MOT preparation 2018 | Sat, 24/02/2018 | BusDriverLee

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24 Feb 2018
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Lee Shephard

Here we are returning after a successful day of checking vehicles pre MOTMinistry of Transport test.

 

The vehicles have not really moved since November last year, so 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG decided she didn't want to start. After a fresh set of batteries, lots of choice language, nearly burning out the starter motor and 10 minutes of turning over she did go. It is fairly typical for 1318 (and most LHs I believe to sometimes turn over for a bit when cold, but today she was particularly stunning! 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 went on first turn after using the jump pack and 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG started first time after reconnecting the batteries. Read more

Vario at Start Point on Service 159

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17 Sep 2011
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A photographic stop for our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz on Service 159 at the spectacular Start Point on the Kingsbridge Running DayFree vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon usually held in September 2011.

Let the preparation begin.......

Work started on Sunday in preparation for the running day with the OlympianLeyland Olympian was a 2-axle and 3-axle double-decker bus chassis manufactured by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production being prepared for MOTMinistry of Transport test and the VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz being bought in for some maintenance. Read more

The Vario arrives at WHOTT Rally Westpoint

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25 Jul 2010
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Barry Beeston

Arriving at the WHOTTThe West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust Rally at Westpoint, Exeter is our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG(S529 RWP).

Our Vario on The Hoe at WNPG Rally 2010

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25 Jul 2010
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Barry Beeston

 In distinguished company is our Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG(S529 RWP) with a much newer Optare Solo on Plymouth Hoe 2010.

Mercedes Vario 52529(S529 RWP) at Loddiswell

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19 Sep 2010
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Our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz at the 'over flow standing at Loddiswell out station' with Bristol SUL 600(672 COD) and Bristol RELHRear-engined single-decker bus or single-decker coach chassis built by Bristol Commercial Vehicles 1962 until 1982; widely considered most successful of first generation rear-engined single-decker buses; available in low (for bus) or high (for coach) versions; eventually totalled five variants: RELL and RELH (long), RESL and RESH (short), and REMH (maximum length) 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460(OTA 632G1969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460)

Mercedes Vario 52529(S529 RWP) at East Allington

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18 Sep 2010
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Our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz at East Allington about to depart at 11.00 hrs on service 106 to Kingsbridge.

Mercedes Vario 52529 (S529 RWP) at Bolt Head

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Mercedes Vario 52529 (S529 RWP) at Bolt Head Classic Vehicle & Air Day
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02 May 2010

Parked with Colin Billington's Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1056(OTA 290G) and Bristol LHSBristol LH chassis range introduced in spring 1968, 3 variants: LHS at 26' (7.9m); 1560(FDV 790V) is our Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG(S529 RWP) at the Bolt Head Classic Vehicle & Air Day held on Sunday 2 May 2010. 

Mercedes Vario 52529(S529 RWP) at Penzance

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Mercedes Vario 52529
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18 Apr 2010

Our rally HQ consisted of our Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG(S529 RWP) on the Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information. She was also our reserve bus in case any vehicle encountered problems during the day. 

Mercedes Vario 52529 (S529 RWP) at Redruth

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Mercedes Vario 52529
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30 Jul 2010

Our secretary, Sandie helping to move buses at Redruth prior to the St. Buryan Rally.

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