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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  ~


Here are the 61 known surviving Tilling era vehicles, listed here in numerical order by fleet number.

Most of the photograph copyrights lie with Maurice Doggett, Robert Mack and R H G Simpson. If, however, you see a photograph here that is not the work of any of the above, or it is a photograph you have taken and not been credited with, please contact the webmaster who will ensure the correct credit appears here.


D 19 / D 989  (DVF 519) 1941 Dennis Ace/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

This vehicle was originally restored as D 3 (CAH 923), but due to the fact that it was reconstructed using parts obtained from various similar vehicles, DVLA insisted that the vehicle should bear the registration number which corresponded to its chassis number, which in this case was 200623 and so this former 1938 Dennis Ace is now identified as a 1941 model, bearing registration number DVF 519 and fleet number D 19.

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (Aug 2022)


LFS 3  (5603 NG) 1960 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Nicholas de Laloe, Boise, Idaho, USA (Jun 2007)


LG 4 / HLG 4 (VG 5541) 1933 Bristol GO5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Withdrawn by ECOC and subsequently exported to the USA in 1962.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 and the sole surviving Bristol G type. (repatriated by Roger from California, USA in 2000) 

Latest News... Vehicle is still owned by Roger Burdett, Coventry, Warwickshire, who has fully restored the vehicle back to its 1950's open top days. Restoration completed in 2018.  (Aug 2022)  

Click here for a selection of photographs of the completed restoration.


LFS 13 (5613 NG) 1961 Bristol FS5G/ECW

 Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in the USA  (Jun 2017)


LFS 17 (1117 PW) 1961 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by Johan Alen, Brussels, Belgium  (Dec 2021)


LL 42 / LL 542  (CVF 842) 1939 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

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.  Now owned by Bunker of Lighthorne. Formerly owned by Group 94 of Coventry and William Staniforth, Birmingham. Preserved as Southern National 377  (Apr 2015)


LFS 48  (48 CNG) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in the USA


LFS 50  (50 CNG) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Heyri Art Village, Tanhyeon-Myeon, South Korea.

(Formerly with an unidentified owner in the UK) Has since been re-registered. (Dec 2021)


LFS 53 (53 CPW) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in the USA


LFS 54 (54 CPW) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned by Nicholas Pike, Norfolk. Formerly with William Staniforth of Nailsworth, Somerset,  Viv Carter (Carter's Coaches, Tattingstone, Suffolk), Julian Patterson, King's Lynn, Norfolk and Richard Masterman, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Semi-restored.  (Aug 2022)


LFL 57  (557 BNG) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft  (Aug 2022)


LFL 58 (558 BNG) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to have returned to the UK

Now re-registered BE-21-03. (Formerly owned by De Raekt Investments, Budel, Netherlands) (Dec 2021)


LFL 59 (559 BPW) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Unrestored (to be converted to motor caravan)

Owned by Peter Bomberg of Dragor, Denmark (Nov 2020)


LFL 60 (560 BPW) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by Alex Morse, Ovington, Norfolk. Formerly owned by the  Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich and the 'Omnibus Project' (Playbus) Worstead, Norfolk who kindly donated the vehicle to ETCS in September 2012  (Dec 2021)


LFS 68 (68 DNG) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Now re-registered BE-20-61. Owned by Baan, Alblasserdam, Netherlands (May 2017)


LL 74 / LL 574 (CVF 874) 1939 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich. Presently stored in an unrestored (derelict) state at the museum's offsite storage facility (Aug 2022)


LFS 86  (BNG 886B) 1964 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Piet Verbeek, Veen, Netherlands. Converted to a mobile pub (Oct 2002)


LFS 101 (DNG 401C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Interconsult, Poman, Poland (formerly owned by ETCS member, Mike Flynn)  (Nov 2004)


Former LL 107 / LL 607 / X 39  (ENG 707) Originally a 1942 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Converted to a lorry by ECOC upon withdrawal in 1959 and renumbered X39 in the service vehicles fleet.  Owned by ETCS members, Mike Betterton & Sydney Eade, Attleborough, Norfolk  (Aug 2022)


  

LKH 108 (HPW 108) 1949 Bristol K5G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by William Staniforth of Nailsworth, Somerset. Currently unrestored.  Formerly owned by Eastern Transport Collection Society of Norwich, then William Staniforth, Birmingham and then Tony Brown of Rushden, Northants.   (Aug 2022)


LFS 109 (ENG 109C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in France


LFS 122 (FVF 422C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW (pictured left)

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in France


LFS 123 (FVF 423C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive with an unidentified owner in Leigh-on-Sea Essex. (Dec 2021)


LFS 125 (GNG 125C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored in NBC livery by Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (Aug 2022)


LKH 133  (HPW 133) 1949 Bristol K5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Now owned by Patrick Burnside (the webmaster) of Eye, Suffolk and Michael Kingston of Hethersett, Norfolk. Previously owned and fully restored by LVVS member David Gray of Lincoln and originally kept at the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society museum, North Hykeham, Lincoln  (Aug 2022)

Download LKH 133's potted history in .pdf format


 


LKD 194 (VVF 194) 1957 Bristol LD5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Sorbe Creative Design, Boulder, Colarado, USA as a mobile office (Jul 2007)


LKD 207 (VVF 207) 1958 Bristol LD6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Survives as an open topper with Churchill Pub, Miami, Florida, USA (Feb 2004)


AH 210  (NG 5401) 1932 Leyland TD2/ECW (originally TD2/ECOC)

Current status:  Scrapped

Frank Jordan, Motor Dealer (formerly Ben Jordan), Coltishall, Norfolk as a storeshed at the Dell since 1958. Now derelict and subsequently damaged by a fallen tree. (Jun 2013)

NEW INFORMATION RECEIVED - Vehicle has since been broken up and removed from site. (Oct 2021)

Click here to view a selection of photographs of AH 210 - the last surviving Tilling era bus at Ben Jordan's premises at the Dell, Station Road, Coltishall, Norfolk taken by the webmaster in June 2013.


LKD 229  (OVF 229) 1954 Bristol LD5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk (Aug 2022)


LKH 341  (NAH 941) 1952 Bristol KSW5G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned and undergoing restoration by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk (Aug 2022)


LK 374 (KNG 374) 1949 Bristol K6B/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (Aug 2022) 


LL 407 (KAH 407) 1949 Bristol L4G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich  (Aug 2022)


LL 408  (KAH 408) 1949 Bristol L4G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned by the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, but now stored remotely in a semi-restored state, undergoing restoration at the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants (Aug 2022)


FLF 441 (GPW 441D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned and preserved by George Acosta, Farmington, Minnesota, USA (Apr 2007)


FLF 442 (GPW 442D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Markus Burri, Piccadilly Tours, Winterthur, Switzerland (Jan 2007)


FLF 447 (HPW 447D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored (Spares donor)

Owned by Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn, Norfolk (as a spares donor for FLF 456), Formerly owned by Lyndon Carter, Tattingstone, Suffolk and Grant, Romford, Essex. Initially acquired by Lyndon Carter following the closure and sale of Denyer's yard in Stondon Massey, Essex where the vehicle was stored for many years. (Aug 2022)


FLF 449 (HPW 449D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Mark Hickton, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (Aug 2005)


LL 452 / LM 452 / LM 952 (3014 AH) 1958 Bristol MW5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored as LM 452 by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster) since Sept 1984. 

 Now owned for 44 years!  (Aug 2022)

Download LM 452's potted history in .pdf format


FLF 452  (JAH 552D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Now open topped and owned by StageCoach East at Peterborough (Operated as a full PCV)  (Dec 2021)


FLF 453  (JAH 553D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned by StageCoach East at Peterborough (Operated as a full PCV)  (Dec 2021)


 

Photo credit - N. Utting

FLF 456  (JPW 456D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration in progress

Owned by Julian Patterson, King's Lynn, Norfolk who repatriated the vehicle from 30 years of exile in Belgium in May 2019  (Aug 2022)


FLF 459 (JPW 459D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Franck Sirach, Vannes, Brittany, France.  Formerly owned by the Cambridge Omnibus Society (2012)


FLF 470 (KNG 470D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, USA (Nov 1994)


FLF 473  (KPW 473D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

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)


LC 543  (VVF 543) 1957 Bristol SC4LK/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned and undergoing restoration by Fred Ward of Ipswich, Suffolk (formerly owned by William Staniforth, Birmingham and then Tony Brown of the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants)  (Aug 2022)


LC 551  (VVF 551) 1957 Bristol SC4LK/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

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)

Latest news... Vehicle has since been moved and whereabouts are unknown, so may no longer exist.


  LC 556  (3003 AH) 1958 Bristol SC4LK/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster) since July 1993.  Re-registered as FRE 699A in the mid 1980s by a previous owner from Stoke-on-Trent. Repatriated with original registration number in April 2015. (Aug 2022)

Download LC 556's potted history in .pdf format


LL 651 (FPW 522) 1947 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Gone (Broken for spares)

Laid derelict in J. Slender's scrap yard, North Walsham, Norfolk for 44 years after service as a mobile greengrocers in the 1960s! The scrap yard was cleared in June 2013 following the death of the owner. The remains of the vehicle (mainly chassis) was rescued for spares by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk in June 2013  (May 2018)


RS 658  (KVF 658E) 1967 Bristol RESL6LX/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored in NBC livery by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk  (Aug 2022)


LL 666  (GPW 666) 1948 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Formerly owned by Phil James of Blaenporth, near Cardigan, West Wales and then Bruyninckx, Kapellen, Belgium. The vehicle underwent an extensive body rebuild whilst at Phil James' garage business on the A487 at Blaenporth and was then sold on and exported to Belgium for further restoration and body rebuilding. Now fully restored and returned to the road with Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk, Waardenburg in neighbouring Holland. Now registered BE-17-51. (Aug 2022)

Click here to be redirected to a Flickr page featuring a selection of photographs of the fully restored LL 666 with Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk, Waardenburg, Holland. Please use your browser's back button to return to this page after viewing the photographs.


LL 679  (GPW 679) 1948 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Semi restored

Owned and partially restored by Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex (Aug 2022)


LE 699 (KNG 699) 1950 Bristol L5G/ECW/DP

Current status:  Semi restored

Owned by Tony Brown of Rushden, Northants., a member of the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants. Formerly owned and partially preserved by the late Peter Hughes, Hartley, Dartford, Kent. (Aug 2022)


 LL 711 (KNG 711) 1950 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster) since Nov 1984.  (Aug 2022)

Download LL 711's potted history in .pdf format


LL 718  (KNG 718) 1950 Bristol LL5G/ECW

Current status:  Re-restoration ongoing

Owned and restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk.  Currently in storage awaiting further bodywork restoration  (Aug 2022)


LL 744  (MAH 744) 1951 Bristol LS4G/ECW (Prototype)

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (Aug 2022)


LS 789  (5789 AH) 1959 Bristol MW5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk (Aug 2022)


LS 809  (3809 PW) 1962 Bristol MW6G/ECW  (pictured left)

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned and partially restored by Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex (Aug 2022)


LS 813 (3813 PW) 1962 Bristol MW6G/ECW

Current status:  Gone (Broken for spares)

Formerly owned by Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex (This vehicle has since been broken for spares to assist the restoration of  LS 809) (May 2018)


LS 829  (APW 829B) 1964 Bristol MW6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (Aug 2022)


LSC 870 (TVF 870) 1956 Bristol SC4LK/ECW/DP

Current status:  Scrapped

Rumoured to have survived with an unidentified preservationist in Lincolnshire. However, information 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 2018)


RE 896  (SVF 896G) 1969 Bristol RELH6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by Charles White of Harston, Cambridgeshire (Aug 2022)


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Page last updated on Monday, 22nd July 2019


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