Felix Motors 40 - Click for a larger photo

Felix Motors 40
(XWX 795)

Chassis: A.E.C. Reliance
Chassis No: 2MU3RV2510
Engine: AEC AH470
Bodywork: Roe Dalesman C41F
Body No: GO4936
Length: 30 ft
Width: 8 ft
Unladen Weight:  
Entered Service: 1959
Withdrawn: 1975
Owner: Felix Preservation Group
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Brief History

At one time the Doncaster area was a bus enthusiast's Mecca as several small independent operators were based around the town. Amongst these was Felix Motors of Hatfield, one of those which also operated coaches. 40 was new in 1959 and carries a comparatively rare Roe Dalesman body. It has a 5-speed synchromesh gearbox and vacuum brakes.

Upon withdrawal 40 was sold to a local farmer who converted into a motorhome, subsequently passing to a local GP who also used it for holidays. In 1990 it was acquired jointly by the Felix Preservation Group and the Sheffield Transport Group who used it as static accommodation at the Museum until 2019; it is now being restored to original condition away from the Museum site.

At some point in its motorhome days 40 had been re-registered DSU 457, but now has its original identity again.


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