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Last updated: 30 March 2018

 
     
  Known surviving Provincial, First Hampshire & First Hampshire and Dorset vehicles.  
     
 
 

1880 - George Starbuck  -  Tram 58 - No.58

  v   New: c.1880 (Borough of Portsmouth (Kingston, Fratton & Southsea) Tramways Company)
         
  v   In service: 1892 to 1900
         
  v   Custodian: The Provincial Society
         
  v   Status: Preserved (Long term restoration project underway)
     
 

1922 - Leyland G7  -  CD 7045 - No.20

  v   New: May 1922 (Southdown No.O135)
         
  v   In service: September 1934 to c.1940
         
  v   Custodian: Stagecoach (South) Limited, Chichester (19995)
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Southdown No.O135
     
 

1932 - AEC Regent  -  JO 5403 - No.19

  v   New: August 1932 (City of Oxford No.154)
         
  v   In service: April 1940 to August 1964
         
  v   Custodian: Taylor, Oxford (at Oxford Bus Museum)
         
  v   Status: Preserved as City of Oxford No.GA16
     
 

1935 - AEC Regal  -  CG 9607 - No.24

  v   New: January 1935 (Gosport & Fareham No.24)
         
  v   In service: January 1935 to August 1970
         
  v   Custodian: David Whitaker, Waltham Cross
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.24
     
 

1936 - AEC Regent  -  BOR 767 - No.35

  v   New: September 1936 (Gosport & Fareham No.35)
         
  v   In service: September 1936 to June 1957
         
  v   Custodian: David Whitaker, Waltham Cross
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.35
     
 

1942 - Guy Arab I  -  EHO 228 - No.55

  v   New: October 1942 (Gosport & Fareham No.55)
         
  v   In service: October 1942 to October 1970
         
  v   Custodian: First Hampshire & Dorset , Southampton (Hoeford Depot)
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.55
     
 

1942 - Guy Arab I  -  EWO 467 - No.77

  v   New: October 1942 (Red & White No.467)
         
  v   In service: February 1965 to July 1970
         
  v   Custodian: Cardiff Transport Preservation Group
         
  v   Status: Preserved (Chassis Only)
     
 

1943 - Guy Arab II  -  EHO 869 - No.57

  v   New: September 1943 (Gosport & Fareham No.57)
         
  v   In service: September 1943 to October 1970
         
  v   Custodian: The Provincial Society
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.57
     
 

1944 - Guy Arab (Deutz)  -  HAA 771E - No.36

  v   New: July 1944 (United Welsh No.676, originally registered DWN 378)
         
  v   In service: January 1964 to October 1972
         
  v   Custodian: Mike Blake, California, USA
         
  v   Status: Mobile Wine Tasting Bar
     
 

1945 - Guy Arab II  -  EOR 875 - No.17

  v   New: April 1945 (Gosport & Fareham No.17)
         
  v   In service: April 1945 to December 1969
         
  v   Custodian: Bob Jackson, Portsmouth; Patrick Miller, Gosport & John Sherwin, Locks Heath
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.17

 

     
 

1950 - Guy Arab III  -  HWO 334 - No.12

  v   New: February 1950 (Red & White Services No.34)
         
  v   In service: August 1967 to August 1971
         
  v   Custodian: BaMOTT, Wythall
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Red & White Services No.L1149
 
 

1958 - AEC Regent  -  975 CWL - No.66

  v   New: March 1958 (City of Oxford No.975)
         
  v   In service: June 1970 to February 1975
         
  v   Custodian: Wareham, Yarnton
         
  v   Status: Preserved as City of Oxford No.H975
     
 

1964 - Leyland Titan PD3/4  -  412 DCD - No.201

  v   New: March 1964 (Southdown No.412)
         
  v   In service: April 1987 to September 1988 (registered as AOR 158B)
         
  v   Custodian: Southdown Historic Vehicles, Worthing
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Southdown No.412
     
 

Leyland Titan PD3/4  -  WOW 993T - No.202

  v   New: June 1964 (Southdown No.423, originally registered 423 DCD)
         
  v   In service: April 1987 to March 1993
         
  v   Custodian: John Barley, Brighton
         
  v   Status: Status unknown, not taxed since 1994
     
 

1967 - Leyland Atlantean  -  HOR 590E - No.590

  v   New: April 1967 (King Alfred No.590)
         
  v   In service: July 1987 to November 1992 (long term loan)
         
  v   Custodian: Friends of King Alfred Buses, Winchester
         
  v   Status: Preserved as King Alfred No.590
     
 

1970 - Bristol LH6L  -  RLJ 793H - No.48

  v   New: March 1970 (Hants & Dorset No.3033)
         
  v   In service: August 1977 to April 1978
         
  v   Custodian: C Mills & S Hursthouse, Christchurch
         
  v   Status: Preserved (unrestored)
     
 

1972 - Leyland Atlantean  -  TBK 196K - No.196

  v   New: January 1972 (City of Portsmouth No.196)
         
  v   In service: May 1988 (Not used in service)
         
  v   Custodian: Newing-Davis, Bankfoot
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Portsmouth Corporation No.196
     
 

1972 - Bristol RELL6G  -   ECG 112K - No.12

  v   New: May 1972 (Gosport & Fareham No.12)
         
  v   In service: May 1972 to February 1984
         
  v   Custodian: Terry & Daniela Lawson, Gosport
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.12
     
 

1972 - Bristol RELL6G  -  XLJ 726K - No.79

  v   New: June 1972 (Hants & Dorset No.1651)
         
  v   In service: April 1983 to September 1983
         
  v   Custodian: XLJ Group, Basingstoke
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Hants & Dorset No.1651
     
 

1972 - Leyland National  -  HOR 413L - No.13

  v   New: November 1972 (Gosport & Fareham No.13)
         
  v   In service: November 1972 to January 1996
         
  v   Custodian: Bob Pain, Daventry
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Gosport & Fareham No.13

 

     
 

1972 - Leyland National  -  HOR 416L - No.16

  v   New: November 1972 (Gosport & Fareham No.16)
         
  v   In service: November 1972 to February 1998
         
  v   Custodian: East Kent Nostalgic Bus & Coach Preservation Society, Folkestone
         
  v   Status: Mobile Exhibition Unit
     
 

1973 - Leyland National  -  NPD 155L - No.107

  v   New: April 1973 (London Country No.LNC55)
         
  v   In service: December 1983 to July 1987
         
  v   Custodian: Unknown Owner, Sussex
         
  v   Status: Derelict - for conversion to 'motor home'
     
 

1974 - Leyland National  -  PCG 920M - No.20

  v   New: January 1974 (Gosport & Fareham No.20)
         
  v   In service: January 1974 to March 1999
         
  v   Custodian: Unidentified Owner (2015) "the Gourment Girls" mobile catering unit
         
  v   Status: Not known (Not taxed since February 2016)
     
 

1976 - Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  -  MOD 571P - No.214

  v   New: May 1976 (Western National No.571)
         
  v   In service: April 1993 to October 2010
         
  v   Custodian: Swansea Bus Museum, Swansea
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Cymru No.39971
     
 

1976 - Bristol VRT/SL3/501  -  OTO 151R - No.39940

  v   New: August 1976 (East Midland No.151)
         
  v   In service: July 2003 to April 2007
         
  v   Custodian: Medios Moviles, Malaga, Spain
         
  v   Status: Advertising Hording
     
 

1977 - Leyland National  -  RUF 37R - No.23

  v   New: February 1977 (Southdown No.37)
         
  v   In service: May 1988 to September 1998
         
  v   Custodian: Alan McKenzie, East Grinstead
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Southdown No.37
     
 

1978 - Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  -  RHT 503S - No.215

  v   New: January 1978 (Bristol Omnibus No.C5109)
         
  v   In service: January 1994 to September 1998
         
  v   Custodian: Matthew Powell, Weston-Super-Mare
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Western National No.1261
     
 

1978 - Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  -  VDV 142S - No.39942

  v   New: March 1978 (Western National No.942)
         
  v   In service: July 2003 to July 2006
         
  v   Custodian: Chepstow Classic Buses, Chepstow
         
  v   Status: In Service
     
 

1978 - Leyland National  -  WFX 257S - No.76

  v   New: May 1978 (Hants & Dorset No.3732)
         
  v   In service: April 1983 to April 2000
         
  v   Custodian: Gavin Robinson, St Annes
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Hants & Dorset No.3732
     
 

1978 - Leyland National  -  SBK 740S - No.40

  v   New: July 1978 (Gosport & Fareham No.40)
         
  v   In service: July 1978 to April 2000
         
  v   Custodian: Gordon Mills, Aberdeen
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Provincial No.330
     
 

1979 - Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  -  AFJ 766T - No.38765

  v   New: November 1979 (Western National No.1159)
         
  v   In service: July 2003 to August 2008
         
  v   Custodian: Terry Bennett, Sherborne
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Southern National No.1159
     
 

1979 - Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB  -  AFJ 770T - No.38770

  v   New: November 1979 (Western National No.1163)
         
  v   In service: July 2003 to August 2005
         
  v   Custodian: Chepstow Classic Buses, Chepstow
         
  v   Status: In Service
     
 

1980 - Leyland National  -  NLP 389V - No.432

  v   New: July 1980 (British Airways No.C279)
         
  v   In service: November 2000 to June 2004
         
  v   Custodian: Morton Travel, Tadley
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Provincial No.432
     
 

1981 - Leyland Atlantean  -  FTR 268X - No.38268

  v   New: September 1981 (Southampton City Transport No.268)
         
  v   In service: April 1999 to November 2004
         
  v   Custodian: Liam Savin, Southampton
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Hampshire & Dorset No.38268
     
 

1982 - Leyland Atlantean  -  KOW 274Y - No.274

  v   New: November 1982 (Southampton City Transport No.274)
         
  v   In service: April 1999 to December 2004
         
  v   Custodian: Malcolm White, Southampton
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Southampton No.274
     
 

1984 - Leyland National  -  A301 KJT - No.1

  v   New: May 1984 (Provincial Bus Company No.1)
         
  v   In service: May 1984 to August 2003
         
  v   Custodian: Darren Marshall, Denmead & John Sherwin, Locks Heath
         
  v   Status: Preserved as People's Provincial No.1
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1984 - Leyland National  -  A302 KJT - No.402

  v   New: May 1984 (Provincial Bus Company No.2)
         
  v   In service: May 1984 to August 2003
         
  v   Custodian: Unknown owner, London
         
  v   Status: Unknown
     
 

1987 - Leyland Olympian  -  E289 HRV - No.289

  v   New: August 1987 (Southampton City Transport No.289)
         
  v   In service: July 1997 to July 2009
         
  v   Custodian: 289 Group, Southampton
         
  v   Status: Preserved as Southampton Citybus No.289
     
 

1990 - Leyland Lynx  -  G111 XOW - No.62551

  v   New: February 1990 (Southampton City Transport No.111)
         
  v   In service: April 1999 to December 2005
         
  v   Custodian: Liam Savin, Southampton
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Hampshire & Dorset No.62551
     
 

1990 - ACE Cougar  -  H523 CTR - No.3

  v   New: November 1990 (Provincial Bus Company No.3)
         
  v   In service: November 1990 to November 2003
         
  v   Custodian: The Provincial Society
         
  v   Status: Preserved as People's Provincial No.3
     
 

1993 - Iveco 59-12  -  K916 VDV - No.52016

  v   New: May 1993 (Blue Admiral No.2040)
         
  v   In service: May 1993 to April 2006
         
  v   Custodian: City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Hampshire & Dorset No.52016

 

     
 

1995 - Dennis Dart - N324 ECR - No.46324

  v   New: August 1995 (Southampton City Bus No.324)
         
  v   In service: April 1999 - February 2018
         
  v   Custodian: David York, Gosport
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Hampshire & Dorset No.46324
     
 

1995 - Dennis Dart - N325 ECR - No.46325

  v   New: August 1995 (Southampton City Bus No.325)
         
  v   In service: April 1999 - February 2018
         
  v   Custodian: Unknown (member of S&DTHT)
         
  v   Status: Preserved as First Hampshire & Dorset No.46325
 
 

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