History of SYPTE 1918 (A118XWE)

1918 is a MCW Metrobus Mk2. It was new to the SYPTE’s Leadmill garage in September 1983, and delivered in the standard SYPTE livery of cream and brown. When new it was fitted with a Rolls Royce Eagle engine, the same unit as fitted to the Dennis Dominators.


After service in Sheffield, it was sold to Bullocks of Cheadle. Here its Rolls Royce engine was removed and replaced with a Gardner unit. It then moved on to Cass Coaches on the Wirral, before moving on again to Liddell, Auchinleck, on the West coast of Scotland.


It was from here that the bus was purchased for preservation in 2006 and then shortly after donated to the SYTT. The bus was recovered from Scotland using former SYPTE Leyland PD3 M52, OWJ388A, which was a trip of epic proportions for such a vehicle!


Over the years the SYTT has been slowly gathering the necessary parts to complete its restoration. The bus runs and drives, but the Gardner engine is very tired. The bus does require a fair amount of work to bring it up to standard. As far as the SYTT are aware 1918 is the only surviving Mk 2 Metrobus delivered new to the SYPTE. The bus still carries the livery of CASS Coaches, Wirral.


If you feel that you can take this vehicle on and give it the attention that it deserves, then please get in touch with the SYTT at syttevents@mail.com

Owner - SYTT