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Following the mass withdrawals of AEC Swift buses by London Transport in the late-1970s, five examples were retained, having been converted for other roles. SMS753 had become SPB753 in November 1978 and saw a few years use as a mobile publicity shop. It was then converted into a plumbing and electrical workshop and store, being used at Bow while that garage was being rebuilt. Finally, towards the end of 1985 it was bought for preservation. Not a great deal has been seen of the bus since then, although it is believed to still exist. It was last licensed in 1996, but it had a new logbook issued (suggesting a change of ownership) in 2009. In October 1986 it was photographed on the farm at Northaw where SMS300 was seen a few months later. The livery (which had been white/red then red/blue/white while in service vehicle use) was in the process of being restored to all red.
Photo ID: 6646
Photo date: 10/1986 Size: Regular
Date added: 01/03/2021