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Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby Roderick Smith » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:22 pm

I've been asked by the current owner if I have any history details. I don't, but people here may.
He believes that it came from Moreland Depot.
It is/was LET716. He has been converting it to a motorhome.

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Re: Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby system improver » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:55 pm

There doesn't appear to have been any such bus, certainly not at Moreland. A photo would help to see which model Comair Bedford it is - they were first made in 1960 and last made in 1973. If a photo is not available then a check of the rego would be advised. We have the regos of all Comairs and LET 716 is simply not one of them. Of course, plates can be switched - it's been known to happen.
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Re: Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby Roderick Smith » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:31 pm

Hopefully this reply provides a breakthrough.
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The history I have is that it was owned by a T Callaghan out of Balmoral, then to Echuca, and now me.
I've since fitted a new engine and different plates.
The details I have are:
Made by Comm' Aircraft Factories
Serial: 170
Model: ???-18 CY-18?
VIN? Chassis: AJ 324676
NJM2BZ687453
2267869
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Re: Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby 1whoknows » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:58 am

LET 716 is correct. Build date was 4/10/72 41 seat school bus. New to W, G&G Bertram Balmoral passing to O'Callaghan with the business.
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Re: Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby Roderick Smith » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:45 pm

Thanks, I had no luck before with ABFL on the registration, it kept looping back to the start. Even now, it doesn't show either operator.

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Re: Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby Roderick Smith » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Now comes the next obvious request: Can anyone supply a photo in its original role?
I did ask the requester to supply a photo of how it likes today in his care.

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Re: Bedford Comair SB3 LET716

Postby 1whoknows » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:29 am

I have one but can't access my pics for the next three weeks.
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