Rare Irizar Urko saved thanks to CBW appeal

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A recent appeal has lead to a unique survivor being saved, reports Nick Larkin

The last remaining Irizar Urko-bodied Volvo B58 in the UK has been saved by the coachbuilder for its own museum fleet in Spain. LAJ 999W narrowly escaped the cutter’s torch and an appeal to save it was featured in CBW 1471 (4 May).

New in 1981, the vehicle was one of 14 Urkos on Volvo chassis imported into the UK by John de Cotta, entering service alongside sister vehicle LAJ 998W with Dales (Sunseeker Holidays) of Middlesbrough.


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