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In the late 1970's lecturers and students from Hull Technical college rescued it with the intention of restoring it and teaching students engineering skills, .
The timber frame body was too much for the college to cope with so it was dispatched to a timber frame specialist in Derby. Tragedy then struck as the specialist lost a hand in a timber cutting machine. The project stalled for several years until Carl Ireland the bus restorer and exporter acquired it, who then passed it on to Bluebird for continued and final restoration.Bluebird Vehicles eventually took on the project using it as a training exercise for apprentices and now the vehicle is complete and was shown to the public at the Birmingham show. The Bluebird website shows many pictures of the restoration process.