It is seen at Bishop’s Lydeard entering the Quantock Motors site. I wish it well in Lithuania, but admit to some qualms about such loving care being lavished on it. The CVD6 was the most common post-war coach, and then the CVG6. Until the Regent III/PD2 era, the 7 litre 5LW was thought adequate for single deckers.
Only Tilling parsimony allowed the 5LW to flourish after the war.
The 5LW did not depend upon Bristol for its post war survival.
The first, BWW 475 (202) was in fact a 1936/37 Commercial Show model.
The 5LW was specified for many Guy Arab III machines, single and double deck, and it appeared in Dennis and Tilling Stevens buses also.
In addition, this engine was offered in several makes of goods chassis, and for marine and industrial purposes.
Small independent companies like Tailby & George faced fierce competition from the bigger companies. After much speculation the operation of the Blue Bus Service passed from Tailby & George Ltd to the Derby Corporation. You can see pictures of it in Lithuania here It appears that the coach will operate from central Kaunas to Urmas, which is a massive out of town shopping complex.
On 1st December 1973, the then proprietors of the company, Mr. This vehicle was part of The Quantock Motors collection but Stephen Morris is down sizing and selling many of his vehicles. The above picture was taking in April 2010 when the vehicle was in service on the Quantock Motors gala weekend. Strange, though, that it only had the 5-cylinder Gardner engine.