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This 27' long, 8' wide model entered service in 1966, being one of five Regents built for Devon General near the end of production of the AV590 engine (the 150 brake horse power from the AV590 was required to ensure adequate performance on the hilly Torquay inner circle routes for which the five Regents were purchased).
Using one of the last sets of 59-seat body frames supplied by Weymann's of Addlestone in Surrey, the bus was constructed at Metro-Cammell in Birmingham.
Two former Bradford AEC Regent Vs with Metro Cammell bodywork are preserved at the Keighley Bus Museum. Sister 204 was also there, but appears to have been used for spares at it was in a stripped state in summer 2011.
Also there is Regent I KY 9106 and an AEC Mandator sevice vehicle new to Huddersfield.
It is kept at Ballater bus depot and is now in Alexander blue cream livery with the assistance of Stagecoach.243 AJB is a preserved AEC Regent V that was used for staff transport by the the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.
240 AJB was latterly in the heritage fleet of ACE Travel of Aintree (now ceased trading), although not operated, current whereabouts not known.
Allan Morse sent the picture of 408 at the Barry event in June 2004.
Ex Cotters Tours Reliance/Plaxton WUS 248 was with a private preservationist, but was sold in 2015 and has appeared in a yard where it seems it may be scrapped: https://
Sister 854 FNN is owned by the Ilkeston & District Bus Group.
The two were pictured together at Ruddington in July 2014 by Ken new with Bevan Bros of Soudley Valley before being sold into preservation. More photos, which show off the body style and tailfin more effectively, can be found here.