1925 AEC 411 Single-Deck Omnibus  Chassis no. 411063 Engine no. 96
Lot 373
1925 AEC 411 Single-Deck Omnibus
Coachwork by Strachan & Brown Registration no. TN 1795 Chassis no. 411063 Engine no. 96
Sold for £50,600 (US$ 78,611) inc. premium

Lot Details
1925 AEC 411 Single-Deck Omnibus  Chassis no. 411063 Engine no. 96 1925 AEC 411 Single-Deck Omnibus  Chassis no. 411063 Engine no. 96 1925 AEC 411 Single-Deck Omnibus  Chassis no. 411063 Engine no. 96
1925 AEC 411 Single-Deck Omnibus
Coachwork by Strachan & Brown

Registration no. TN 1795
Chassis no. 411063
Engine no. 96

Footnotes

  • Best known as manufacturer of London's much-loved Routemaster bus, the curiously named 'Associated Equipment Company' (AEC) was formed in 1912 by the Underground Group of companies, operators of London's 'Tube' network, to manufacture vehicles for its bus business. Thus AEC effectively took over the manufacturing operations of the London General Omnibus Company, which had been acquired by the Underground Group that same year. In actual fact, AEC's first commercial vehicle was not a bus but a lorry on the X-Type chassis, and lorries would become the focus of its manufacturing output during World War One. From 1916 onwards, AEC manufactured the 3-ton Y-Type for the armed services, more than 10,000 being delivered by the end of hostilities. It would take on a similar role in World War Two producing, among other designs, the 10-ton Matador artillery tractor. Trolleybuses were built in collaboration with English Electric during the 1930s and in partnership with Leyland Motors from 1946.

    AEC recommenced civilian production with its pre-war Regent and Regal bus models, and in 1946 introduced its first new post-war design, the RT, forerunner of the celebrated Routemaster. In 1962 the firm was taken over by the rival Leyland Motors Ltd. Production of AEC's double-decker buses ceased in 1968 and that of its single-deckers, coaches and lorries in 1979.

    An example of the first AEC model built with pneumatic tyres as standard, this 400-Series single-decker bus was first registered in 1924 and was operated by the Newcastle Corporation Transport & Electricity Undertaking until 1935. Its fleet number was '64'. The vehicle is powered by a 5.1-litre four-cylinder engine, while the 28-seat rear-entrance body is by Strachan & Brown of London, a coachbuilding firm that could trace its origins back to the 1890s. Originally general coachbuilders, Strachan & Brown built ambulances and other vehicles during World War One, concentrating on commercial vehicles thereafter although they still undertook a few motor car commissions, most notably the four Aston Martin team cars of 1922. Converted into a Cash Van in 1935, 'TN 1795' remained in that configuration until after the war. It then went onto a caravan site in Northumberland and was later saved from being scrapped by the late Ted Heslop, who sold it on to a collector in Warrington. In 1972, George Webb, of Henry Edwards & Co, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire bought the vehicle and restored it over a number of years, the restoration being complete in 2010. Boasting a re-trimmed interior and presented in beautiful condition, this rare Vintage-era AEC bus is offered with current road fund licence and V5C registration document.
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