Rickards rarity

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Bedford J2 saved for hopefully eventual restoration. ROSS HOWARD

A dealer is selling one of the legendary fleet of Plaxton Embassy-bodied Bedford J2s new to Rickards and hopes the restoration project will go to an operator.

Rickards had 15 of the coaches, registered MUR200-209H and KNK369-373H, which were originally used to operate airport transfers from London hotels to Heathrow. They later tackled other work before being sold off via the Arlington Motor Company.

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