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Back in issue 1471 of CBW, Richard Sharman tested a second-hand Sunsundegui SC7 from Oxford-based Bus & Coach Centre.

The 2019 model tested had what he described as the ‘sturdiest’ mirrors he had seen on a coach in years, but he noted that they differed to those offered on the Sideral 2000 – the first model from the Spanish manufacturer to reach the UK in 2002.

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“The Sideral 2000 had a nearside mirror that was neatly curved and joined to the A-pillar at the top and the front of the coach at the bottom,” wrote Richard. “This was not carried over to the SC7.”

Or so we thought. However, we recently received an email from reader David Lee, who shone more light on the subject.

“Loved your article on the Sunsundegui SC7 – a great looking coach,” he said. “You say that the asymmetrical mirror style of the Sideral 2000 ‘was not carried over to the SC7.’

“Interestingly, the Sideral-style mirrors are available on the SC7, although I’ve never seen a UK version with them.

“For your interest, I’ve attached a photo of a Spanish one in Lisbon in 2015, owned by GilSan from Cortijos Nuevos in Andalusia, Spain.”