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Known preserved and surviving vehicles . . .


This page is dedicated to the late  

Benjamin Walter Jordan ... 1916 ~ 2002

who sadly passed away on Sunday, 19th May 2002, aged 86 years.

His yard at the Dell, Coltishall and his farm field adjacent to the former 'WWII Battle Of Britain' airfield at RAF Coltishall have been an invaluable source of Bristol/ECW spares for preservationists nationwide since 1949.

The restoration of LM 452, LC 556 & LL 711 was made possible by the existence of 'Jordans of Coltishall'.

~  Rest In Peace  ~


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The 58 known surviving Tilling era vehicles are listed in numerical order by fleet number.


D 3 / D 973  (CAH 923) Owned by and undergoing restoration at Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich. Nearly completed! (May 2017)

LFS 3  (5603 NG) Nicholas de Laloe, Boise, Idaho, USA (Jun 2007)

LG 4 (VG 5541) Exported to the USA in 1962. Now owned and being restored by Roger Burdett, Long Eaton, Notts and is the only surviving member of the LG class. (repatriated from California, USA in 2000) (May 2017)

LL 42  (CVF 842)  Sold to Southern National Omnibus Company Ltd, Exeter as fleet number 377 in Nov 1954. Converted to mobile staff canteen in Dec 1967.  Passed to Western National Omnibus Company Ltd, Exeter still as a staff canteen in Nov 1969.  Currently owned by Group 94, Coventry and restored as Southern National 377.  (Apr 2015)

LFS 48  (48 CNG) Believed to survive in the USA

LFS 50  (50 CNG) Believed to survive with an unidentified owner in the UK. Re-registered.

LFS 53 (53 CPW) Believed to survive in the USA

LFS 54 (54 CPW) Now owned by Richard Masterman of Stroud, Gloucestershire (formerly with Viv Carter (Carter's Coaches) and Julian Patterson, King's Lynn, Norfolk.  (May 2017)

LFL 57  (557 BNG) Owned and fully restored by the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft (May 2017)  (Pictured below)

LFL 58 (558 BNG) Now registered BE-21-03. Last known with Verbeek, Wijk en Aalburg, Netherlands, but apparently sold on by Feb 2016.  (May 2017)

LFL 59 (559 BPW) Believed to survive in South Africa

LFL 60 (560 BPW) Owned by the  Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich. Formerly owned by the 'Omnibus Project' (Playbus) Worstead, Norfolk who kindly donated the vehicle to ETCS in September 2012 (Feb 2017)

LFS 68 (68 DNG) Now registered BE-20-61. Baan, Alblasserdam, Netherlands (May 2017)

LL 74 / LL 574 (CVF 874) Owned by and unrestored at Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2017)

LFS 86  (BNG 886B) Piet Verbeek, Veen, Netherlands as a mobile pub (Oct 2002)

LFS 101 (DNG 401C) Interconsult, Poman, Poland (formerly owned by ETCS member, Mike Flynn)  (Nov 2004)

LKH 108 (HPW 108) Unrestored. Formerly owned by Eastern Transport Collection Society of Norwich and then William Staniforth, Birmingham. Stored at Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Northants. (Has since passed to Tony Brown, Rushden, Northants) (Sep 2015)

LFS 109 (ENG 109C) Believed to survive in France

LFS 122 (FVF 422C) Believed to survive in France

LFS 123 (FVF 423C) Believed to survive with an unidentified owner in the UK

LFS 125 (GNG 125C) Owned by and fully restored in NBC livery at Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2017)

LKH 133  (HPW 133) Owned and fully restored by David Gray of Lincoln and kept at the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society museum, North Hykeham, Lincoln (May 2017)

LKD 194 (VVF 194) Sorbe Creative Design, Boulder, Colarado, USA as a mobile office (Jul 2007)

LKD 207 (VVF 207) ) Survives as an open topper with Churchill pub, Miami, Florida, USA (Feb 2004)

AH 210  (NG 5401) Frank Jordan (formerly Ben Jordan), Coltishall, Norfolk as a storeshed at the Dell. Derelict and damaged by fallen tree. (Jun 2013)

LKD 229  (OVF 229) Owned and fully restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich (May 2017)

LKH 341  (NAH 941) Owned by and undergoing restoration by Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich (May 2017)

LK 374 (KNG 374) Owned by and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2017)  (pictured left)

LL 407  (KAH 407) Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich  (May 2017)

LL 408  (KAH 408) Owned by the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, but now stored remotely in an unrestored state at the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group in Northants (May 2017)

FLF 441 (GPW 441D) Preserved by George Acosta, Farmington, Minnesota, USA (Apr 2007)

FLF 442 (GPW 442D) Markus Burri, Piccadilly Tours, Winterthur, Switzerland (Jan 2007)

FLF 447 (HPW 447D) Now owned by Viv Carter, Tattingstone, Suffolk. Unrestored. Formerly with Ian R Mahoney, Brentwood, Essex. Sold on following the closure and sale of Denyer's yard in Stondon Massey, Essex  (May 2017)

FLF 449 (HPW 449D) Mark Hickton, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (Aug 2005)

LM 452 / LM 952 (3014 AH) Owned and fully preserved by Patrick Burnside, Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster).  (May 2017)

FLF 452  (JAH 552D) Now open topped and owned by StageCoach East at Peterborough (Full PCV) (May 2017)

FLF 453  (JAH 553D) Owned by StageCoach East at Peterborough (Full PCV) (May 2017)

FLF 459 (JPW 459D) Franck Sirach, Vannes, Brittany, France (2012)

FLF 470 (KNG 470D) Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, USA (Nov 1994)

FLF 473  (KPW 473D) Now owned by Mark Armstrong of Oberon, New South Wales, Australia who acquired and exported the vehicle to Australia in May 2012. Formerly owned by the Church Army, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire as a mobile coffee bar and drop-in centre (Feb 2015)

LL 542 (CVF 842) Now owned by Bunker of Lighthorne. Formerly owned by Group 94 of Coventry and William Staniforth, Birmingham. Preserved as Southern National 377. (2014)  (Pictured right)

LC 543  (VVF 543) Owned by and undergoing restoration by Fred Ward, Ipswich, Suffolk (formerly with William Staniforth, Birmingham and then Tony Brown at the Chelveston Preservation Group, Northants) (May 2017)

LC 551  (VVF 551) Owned by Robert Rowe, a former travelling circus clown and converted to a caravan. Sited in the owner's garden in Southern Ireland. Formerly owned by David Cooke of Long Stratton, Norfolk (preservation) who sold the vehicle in late 1980. (Dec 2010)

LC 556  (3003 AH) Re-registered FRE 699A in the mid 1980s. Owned and fully restored by Patrick Burnside, Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster).  Repatriated with original registration number in April 2015. (May 2017)

LL 651 (FPW 522) Laid derelict in J. Slender's scrap yard, North Walsham, Norfolk for 44 years! The scrap yard was cleared in June 2013 following the death of the owner. Remains of vehicle (mainly chassis) rescued for spares by the Eastern Transport Collection Society in Jun 2013.  (May 2017)

RS 658  (KVF 658E) Owned and fully restored in NBC livery by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich (May 2017)

LL 666  (GPW 666) Formerly undergoing a complete body rebuild by Phil James at his garage business on the A487 at Blaenporth, near Cardigan, Mid Wales (2008). Has since been acquired by Bruyninckx, Kapellen, Belgium (2009)

LL 679  GPW 679) Owned and partially restored by Ian R. Mahoney, Brentwood, Essex (May 2017)

LE 699 (KNG 699) Owned by Tony Brown and kept at the Chelveston Preservation Group, Northants. Formerly owned and partially preserved by the late Peter Hughes, Hartley, Dartford, Kent. (May 2017)

LL 711  (KNG 711) Owned and fully restored by Patrick Burnside, Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster).  (May 2017)

LL 718  (KNG 718) Owned and restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich.  Awaiting further bodywork restoration since Sept 2016.  (May 2017) (pictured left)

LL 744  (MAH 744) Owned and restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2017)

LS 789  (5789 AH) Owned and fully restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich (May 2017)

LS 809  (3809 PW) Owned and partially restored by Ian R Mahoney, Brentwood, Essex (May 2017)

LS 813 (3813 PW) formerly owned by Ian R Mahoney, Brentwood, Essex (Vehicle since broken for spares for LS 809) (May 2017)

LS 829  (APW 829B) Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2017)

LSC 870 (TVF 870) Rumoured to have survived with an unidentified preservationist in Lincolnshire. However, info has since come to light indicating that this vehicle was exported to Guernsey and converted to a caravan in mid 1978. Unfortunately, it was last noted in August 1987 at Guernsey airport being utilised as an 'airside fire practice vehicle' and is now confirmed as having been destroyed around that time.  (May 2017)

RE 896  (SVF 896G) Owned and fully restored by Charles White, Harston, Cambridgeshire (May 2017)


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Page last updated on Wednesday, 17th May 2017.


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