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Mercedes Benz 709D

J858FTC (3858) is a Mercedes Benz 709D with a Reeve Burgess ‘Beaver’ body, new in September 1991

The bus stated its working life with Badgerline at Weston-Super-Mare and transferred to City Line in January 1996.  When it was withdrawn from service it was sold to VOSA where it was used to train vehicle examiners, before being bought by our member David Cole.

In 2010 David very kindly donated the midibus to the Group to use to transport members and our sales stand to and from rallies.  It has since been re-painted to give an impression of how this class of bus might have looked had the Bristol Omnibus Company livery still been in use.

Technical stuff:

Manufacturer:  Mercedes Benz

Type:  709D

Registration No: J858FTC

Engine: Mercedes Benz

Body manufacturer: Reeve Burgess

Original operator: Badgerline

Fleet number: 3858

Livery:  Bristol Omnibus

Subsequent owners:

During repainting, November 2009