Urko needs saviour

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The last surviving Irizar Urko on a Volvo B58 chassis urgently needs a preservationist to save it. LAJ 999W is one of only 14 examples imported into the UK by John de Cotta, and was new in 1981, along with sister LAJ 998W, to Dales (Sunseeker Holidays) of Middlesbrough, Teesside.

LAJ 999W later spent time with Shalder of Scalloway, Shetland in 1987 when it was re-registered FSU 330, and used on Norwegian tours. Returning to the mainland in October 87 it then passed through three other operators, Cumbria Coaches, Carlisle; Abbot Travel, Loanhead; and Voy of Newton Aycliffe.

The rare Urko being readied for transport to its current home in Norfolk. JOHN WAKEFIELD

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