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Hillingdon Show Shuttle bus MAN SG192R 684-Z-7766
Showbus 79 began the long association of 'bendibuses' with the Showbus Rally. Something of a scoop saw what was to become South Yorkshire 2005 (CLM346T) operating the free service between Uxbridge Station and the showground, courtesy of MAN. The bus operated on temporary German export plates and created some concern subsequently with Grey-Green and H.M. Customs and Excise, who thought Grey-Green - then Showbus sponsors - were operating the vehicle without paying road tax or import duty! The vehicle went into service with South Yorkshire on its pioneering articulated bus service, joining 4 others after completing a demonstration tour of the UK. It later passed to Midland Red North and is thought to have ended up in Australia with Cairns Transit, check out the picture in our Australian Bus Images gallery.
 
 
Ebdon's Leyland Olympian ECW SYPTE 100
Another bus that was a demonstrator before joining the fleet. Exhibited at the 1984 Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham this initial ECW coach bodied Olympian was on the Leyland stand. It was in the colours of long established London operator, Ebdon's of Sidcup. However the coach never operated for them and the Leyland demonstrator was acquired by South Yorkshire PTE in 1986 and entered service as their number 100 with the registration 4475WE, from former Sheffield Leyland Titan PD3 475.
 
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