Saturday, 19 November 2011

Leopard in Preservation

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Ex North Western Leyland Leopard 916 is undergoing a thorough restoration and has just passed an MOT test. The vehicle was originally registered in 1962 as VDB 916 but was re-registered USL 580 some years ago. Latterly owned by Travelsure in Northumberland, the vehicle changed hands this year and the new owner has instigated a restoration programme that hopefully will result in the vehicle being completed during 2012.
The original registration number is not available so, it has now received registration number VDB 920.
Plans are already being made for the vehicle to attend various events in the UK during the second half of 2012.

 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R  Alexander DP49F


David Gambles

1 comment:

  1. Thats ironic - I used to go to school on the real VDB920, but I assumed it had been scrapped long ago and the registration number lost.

    Interesting, although it was only 4 numbers away from this one, 920 it had a body that looked much more modern - see http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1010714369026748836pTTDmAKlGP .

    Phil G

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