Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum Vehicles

Museum Vehicles

1976 Leyland National 880 (MDL 880R)

880 entered service at Shanklin depot in August 1976 and was sold in March 1987. It then passed through various hands, including s...ervice with Halton Borough Transport. There was a spell of Museum ownership, but it remained unrestored. Its most recent owner was Dave...

2002 Dennis Dart – 300 – HW52 EPX

Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer MPD, HW52EPX, was the first low floor vehicle purchased by Southern Vectis for their Isle of Wight operations, arriving just ahead of a batch of 7 Volvo B7TLs which were the first low floor double deckers operated by that concern....

1984 Ford Transit – 259 – B259 MDL

Owned by  -  The Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum (click title to read more...)   New to Southern Vectis this Caryle bodied 16 seater minibus ran in the early post de regulation competitive days. It was used on the Newport - Cowes 91 Hydrabus service, and was...

Members’ Vehicles

Dennis Ace – 405 (DL9015)

Members' Vehicle  -  owned by D.Priddle (click title to read more...) The narrow roads of the Isle of Wight required small vehicles and the 1934 order, from Southern Vectis, included six 20-seat Dennis Aces. These were fitted with side valve, four cylinder, petrol...

Bristol LD6G – 563 (SDL 268)

Members' vehicle  -  owned by R. Newman (click title to read more...) Many bus operating areas were beset with low railway bridges that prevented the use of full height double-deckers. In the early post-war period, large numbers of “lowbridge” buses entered service,...

Bristol VRT – 628 (SDL 638J)

Members' Vehicle  -  owned by R.Newman, L. Roberts & M.Birkin (Click title to read more...) Bristol Commercial Vehicles produced its rear engined VR (Verticle Rear) large capacity double-decker, capable of being operated ‘one-man’ in the late 1960's. Originally...

Our Service Vehicles

Bristol K5G – 703 (DDL 50)

Vehicle on Loan  -  owned by D. Priddle (click title to read more...) 703 (DDL 50) was the second highbridge vehicle of the 1939 order and the second Bristol K5G within the Southern Vectis fleet. World War II was already in progress by the time it was delivered and...

Bedford OB – 216 (FDL 676)

Vehicle on Loan  -  owned by P. Tucker (click title to read more...) Coaching on the Island for tourists who had returned after World war II, was enhanced by the delivery of Bedford OB coaches from 1947. Over the next 3 years a total of 16 were delivered new  to...

Bristol LD6G – 559 (PDL 519) Tadpoles

Vehicle on Loan  -  owned by Top Deck Travel (click title to read more...) PDL 519, a remarkable vehicle in every sense, was originally one of a batch of 4 Bristol LD6G Lodekkas delivered new to Southern Vectis in June 1958. It was allocated fleet number 559 and...

Our Service Vehicles

AEC Matador Tow Truck – 004 (GXX 785)

owned by  -  The Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum (click title to read more...) GXX 785 originated with the Ministry of Supply and was of the standard design produced for military use in wartime, although it was not registered until several months after World War...