The standard Southdown double-deck bus of the 1960s were Leyland Titans with bodywork by Northern Counties of Wigan and 285 such vehicles were constructed for Southdown between 1958 and 1967. Many were subsequently sold abroad or broken-up, but fortunately we still operate two fully restored examples of this type.
The slightly older of the pair is bus number 954, built in 1964 to a style which had hardly evolved since the 1950s. On the other hand, bus number 350, built only 3 years later in 1967, fully embraced the swinging sixties with an updated design, sporting state of the art large 'Panoramic' side windows and a special curved-glass front to the top deck.
Whilst some external details differ, the basic internal layout and design is the same. With 69 seats, (39 upper deck & 30 lower deck), these fine vehicles are a firm favourite with larger wedding parties and groups, also being ideal for a trip to the races, corporate entertainment or an outing with family and friends.
Available for hire each summer season between the beginning of April and the end of October, these buses are real gems, being two of the few surviving examples of this type still available for hire.
Luxury tour coaches from 1961 & 1963 and the open-top bus from 1964
Peter Staveley manages our office and is first point of contact for all enquiries.
Free: 0800 848 8954
Alternative: 07973 168742