AUG 00] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Maudslay Back To Coventry After Barn Rescue
piece of Coventry’s motoring heritage is coming home to be restored
into a single-decker bus that once trundled the cobbled streets of the
1916 Maudslay chassis will be brought back to its former glory after
it was discovered in a barn north of Dundee by the Friends of the
Museum of British Road Transport.
THE MAUDSLAY BUS AS
IT LOOKED IN SERVICE
group has spent all year raising money to buy the chassis and bring it
Coventry for restoration.
Corporation tramways bought four identical chassis in 1921, and this
one will be restored to recreate a single-decker bus. It arrives in
the city tomorrow.
Dawe, chairman of the Friends of the Museum said:
we first saw the chassis it was in a remote barn north of Dundee,
but even then we were impressed and knew we had to return it to the
Friends have put in a lot of work raising money for this ambitious
project and we are very excited to see it arrive in Coventry.
this is just the beginning and the restoration project can now start
Oliver, deputy managing director, added;
museum is delighted with this new addition to the collection. It is
a very impressive piece of Coventry’s motor manufacturing history,
and there must be many people who have memories of the Maudslay
is the first major project that the Friends of the Museum have
undertaken and we are all looking forward to the next stage.”