Demand for classic minibuses growing

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Heritage operators are showing increase interest in classic minibuses. Vehicles such as this Southern National example are rare now, despite once seeming ubiquitous. NICK LARKIN

Demand and prices have been rising for classic minibuses with increased interest from heritage operators. Peter Lee, founder of the Transit Van Club and who worked on the original Transit production line, has written a definitive book about the vehicles. Peter says there has been a marked interest in all generations of the Transit, including minibuses, over the past few years: “We are getting a lot of interest from bus operators wanting to run older vehicles on tours. They look the part and are economical to run.”

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