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SA bus now in the uk

Post by Bobreoc » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:58 pm

Afternoon all.

I have a 71 bay that came to the uk last year, it's a great bus really original and solid, I know it's a long shot but was wondering if anyone knew the bus and has any history on it.... I'll attach a picture below

Thank you
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Re: SA bus now in the uk

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Re: SA bus now in the uk

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Re: SA bus now in the uk

Post by jolas » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:56 pm

:lol:

Crikey Moses, that Deluxe was parked in my yard for a few weeks two or three rears ago

I think the orignal owner was a pastor in Somerset West, then it was bought by a chap I know who buys and sells old Mercs. He needed a place to store it as his rental agreement in Stellenbosch was up. I have no idea who he sold it to.
It was a runner at the time, but only just. It had a wierd built on oil cooler of sorts and another fan mounted inside the engine bay. If I remember correctly, there was'nt a single panel that was'nt dented or scratched. I think the old pastor was'nt a great driver :shock:

I'll try find more details ....
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Re: SA bus now in the uk

Post by Bobreoc » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:48 pm

jolas wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:56 pm
:lol:

Crikey Moses, that Deluxe was parked in my yard for a few weeks two or three rears ago

I think the orignal owner was a pastor in Somerset West, then it was bought by a chap I know who buys and sells old Mercs. He needed a place to store it as his rental agreement in Stellenbosch was up. I have no idea who he sold it to.
It was a runner at the time, but only just. It had a wierd built on oil cooler of sorts and another fan mounted inside the engine bay. If I remember correctly, there was'nt a single panel that was'nt dented or scratched. I think the old pastor was'nt a great driver :shock:

I'll try find more details ....
What are the chances!

Thanks for the information that's amazing! Yes it wasent much of a runner when I picked it up... Just needed a few little things and it's running lovely now.
Yes it has an external oil cooler as well.... It's great to know some of the history of the bus, I absolutely love the bus and the body work is knocked and dented but it will be staying that way as it kind of tells a story.

If you were to get any more information or even old pictures? That would be amazing.

Thank you

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Re: SA bus now in the uk

Post by 2l 16valve » Wed May 03, 2017 8:08 pm

awesome to see story like this.

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Re: SA bus now in the uk

Post by jolas » Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 pm

Bobreoc wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:48 pm
jolas wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:56 pm
:lol:

Crikey Moses, that Deluxe was parked in my yard for a few weeks two or three rears ago

I think the orignal owner was a pastor in Somerset West, then it was bought by a chap I know who buys and sells old Mercs. He needed a place to store it as his rental agreement in Stellenbosch was up. I have no idea who he sold it to.
It was a runner at the time, but only just. It had a wierd built on oil cooler of sorts and another fan mounted inside the engine bay. If I remember correctly, there was'nt a single panel that was'nt dented or scratched. I think the old pastor was'nt a great driver :shock:

I'll try find more details ....
What are the chances!

Thanks for the information that's amazing! Yes it wasent much of a runner when I picked it up... Just needed a few little things and it's running lovely now.
Yes it has an external oil cooler as well.... It's great to know some of the history of the bus, I absolutely love the bus and the body work is knocked and dented but it will be staying that way as it kind of tells a story.

If you were to get any more information or even old pictures? That would be amazing.

Thank you

Hi Rob, check your PM for details of a previous owner, he will email you pics, story, etc
by fig » Mar 26, 2018
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Re: SA bus now in the uk

Post by Bobreoc » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:47 am

jolas wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Bobreoc wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:48 pm
jolas wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:56 pm
:lol:

Crikey Moses, that Deluxe was parked in my yard for a few weeks two or three rears ago

I think the orignal owner was a pastor in Somerset West, then it was bought by a chap I know who buys and sells old Mercs. He needed a place to store it as his rental agreement in Stellenbosch was up. I have no idea who he sold it to.
It was a runner at the time, but only just. It had a wierd built on oil cooler of sorts and another fan mounted inside the engine bay. If I remember correctly, there was'nt a single panel that was'nt dented or scratched. I think the old pastor was'nt a great driver :shock:

I'll try find more details ....
What are the chances!

Thanks for the information that's amazing! Yes it wasent much of a runner when I picked it up... Just needed a few little things and it's running lovely now.
Yes it has an external oil cooler as well.... It's great to know some of the history of the bus, I absolutely love the bus and the body work is knocked and dented but it will be staying that way as it kind of tells a story.

If you were to get any more information or even old pictures? That would be amazing.

Thank you

Hi Rob, check your PM for details of a previous owner, he will email you pics, story, etc
Hey, thanks again for you help... I have emailed him and just waiting to hear back.
Can't wait to see what he has

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