"The Kings Coach" - Bristol VR

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"The Kings Coach" - Bristol VR

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"The Kings Coach" Mosgiel / Dunedin

Im trying to trace what happened to the Bristol VR Mk3 Prototype from the UK, that and was for many years, based in Mosgiel as "The Kings Coach".
It was used by the Kerygma Christian Community Trust.

Its NZ registration was RF2020.

It was originally ODV78M in the UK as ex Western National Fleet No 1078. It came to NZ in 1991, registered here 25.11.0991 in Dunedin. I have documents for that.
I last saw the bus on 10 January 2010 parked up at the old Seacliff Hospital Buildings just north of Dunedin on the Coast Road.

A note on the Bristol VR site shows it now as with Anthony Holliday, Otago in January 2020

I have pics but they seem 'too big to upload'.

If anyone has information about the bus, please email me direct

Don Roberts
Ribble@xtra.co.nz

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Re: "The Kings Coach" - Bristol VR

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I'm informed off Topic, that the bus is safe and being restored as a Bus in Dunedin.

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