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Hants & Dorset Bristol KSW KEL724 Lowbridge KS/ECW charges around Southampton in 1966 - notice the sun visor over the cab on 1281 (KEL 724). Not so obvious is that this KS model was fitted with an 8 feet wide body, standard fitment on the wider KSW chassis.
 
Hants & Dorset Bristol MW6G FEL751D Beautifully restored and lovingly cared for is this ECW bodied Bristol MW6G of Hant & Dorset. It is seen at the 98 Bristol rally. The lack of destination blinds reflects its original use on excursions and tours. The style of bodywork was short lived (compared to the earlier MW coach body which dated back to the LS era. A similar style was used on the longer RELH model and was sustained on that for much longer.
 
Hants & Dorset Bristol LL5G KLJ749 Rare Portsmouth Aviation bodywork adorns Hants & Dorset Bristol LL5G 779. ECW bodies would be much more familiar. A number of the Portsmouth Aviation bodies were replaced by unusual fully fronted ECW bodies in later years, many with specially cut away rear ends for use on the Sandbanks ferry service - 779 escaped this fate. It is seen arriving at Showbus 97.
 
Hants & Dorset Bristol Lodekka FLF Seen in August 1966, framed in the doorway of Bedford Place, the Southampton Hants & Dorset depot which Stagecoach sold for supermarket redevelopment soon after acquisition of what by then had become Hampshire Bus.
 
Hants & Dorset Bristol L KEL405
677 (KEL405) is a rebuilt Bristol L chassis, which has been given a full front ECW body, in the style of that fitted to the rare breed of new SC4LK coaches. Thames Valley had some Ls similarly rebodied too, whilst theirs originally had Wndover coachwork, Hants & Dorset's (and Wilts & Dorset too) had Ls with Portsmouth Aviation coach bodies. The H&D batch also featured cut away rear ends to cope with the ramp when travelling on the Sandbanks ferry.
 

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