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Routemaster in superb original condition for sale by operator looking for open-top replacement. ANDREW PRICE

A Llandudno-based heritage operator is offering the rare chance to acquire an original-specification AEC Routemaster after deciding an open-top vehicle would be better for his business.

Andrew Price bought Routemaster WLT999 in 2016, his final year at university. “I’d decided on a Routemaster to be used on afternoon tea-type tours, but to be honest the cost of converting the bus was too high and the local market wouldn’t have sustained this type of operation,” Andrew admitted.

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