History of SYPTE 61 (C61LHL)

C61LHL is a Ford Transit Mk2 minibus, with Carlisle bodywork. It was new in June 1986 and had 20 dual purpose seats and was new in the ’Mini Coachine’ livery. It was one of 3 delivered at the time (C61—63LHL). The vehicle was found, advertised on Ebay, having been used latterly as a camper van. It was purchased due to what the vehicle was, not bearing any reference to the condition. To be fair, the vehicle is in a terrible condition, with severe corrosion to the chassis, and the Ford part at the front end. It’s restoration would be possible, but it currently sits in what is a very long restoration queue.