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1987 Bedford YNL Plaxton Bus The Italian Job SOLD by Auction

For sale by auction on Saturday 21st September 2019 with Historics auctions.

Registration VIB4 645
Chassis Number SKFYNV4NEFT700637
Odometer reading 80000


In the iconic 1969 British comedy caper film, The Italian Job, a gang of thieves, after a daring heist in Turin sneak out of the city, they then rendezvous with a coach in the Alps. On the looping mountain roads, the driver loses control of the coach. The back of the bus is left teetering over a cliff and as Croker attempts to reach the gold, it slips further. The film finishes on a literal cliff-hanger with Croker announcing: "Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea". This is a replica of that very coach and has been modified to carry the three Mini's which were restored to commemorate the film, named the 27th greatest British film of all time.

This Bedford Plaxton YNL bus was purchased by our vendors in 2019, a former PSV school coach it has been re-registered as a 13-16 seat coach for Class 5 MoT purposes. The bus can be driven on a regular car driving licence due to it being over 30 years old, it also has seven removable double seats supplied with it. Painted and remodelled to replicate the Italian Job bus, this example has opening rear doors and ramps so that it can fit three period Mini's. Welwyn Jolly Boys purchased this bus after the completion of their Mini's in order to complete the trip to Turin and recreate the iconic movie scene, much of this can be seen on the YouTube channel created for the trip.

Guide Price - £3,000 - £5,000
Price As stated
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make Bedford
Model YNL Plaxton Bus The Italian Job'
Year 1987
Country UK
Region Berkshire
Telephone 01753 903563
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 02-Sep-2019
Ref C1151196
 

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