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About the Vintage Vehicle Collection

Self Preservation Society

On this page: . . . Who? . . . What? . . . Where? . . . When?

Who?

Our collection comprises (mainly) London buses which are variously owned and part owned by a group of just three people. Our policy has been, since the first vehicle was purchased in 1983, to have the vehicles operational and working (as far as the law will permit non-PSV licenced buses!) and in that respect we have deliberately avoided the avenue that many have gone down in spending time and money creating a public museum, with all its associated complications.

What?

The vehicles themselves are mostly former London Transport buses dating from the 1950's, although we do have a pre-war Isle of Wight Dennis as a very long-term project. To many, the London buses must all seem the same but we see detailed variations between the types, and each vehicle has its own personal history of routes worked which so often means something to interested people. Currently we have five vehicles operational and licensed for use.

RF433, the Citroen, and the AEC Mammoth Major
Three of our vehicles are seen here at the Luton Festival of Transport in 1995. Both the van and the lorry have now passed to new owners, but a similar van has been purchased as a replacement. Photo: Gill Hinson

Details of the vehicles can be found on other pages at this site. The collection comprises the following vehicles:

Where?

We do not open to the public - we like to bring the vehicles to you and apart from regular rally attendance, we take great pleasure in giving free rides at running days and other events.

When?

We have a diary of rallies and other events that our vehicles will be attending. Perhaps you would like to come along and see us.

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