1966 FORD DUPLE EMPRESS
Our coach was built by Duple (Hendon Factory - London) on a Ford chassis and supplied to Hutchison Coaches of Overtown in Scotland where it gave sterling service on their tourist excursions in and around the local area.
During the 1970s the coach was sold off to another operator, before being sold out of service to a local fruit farmer who used it to transport 'harvest pickers' around their estate and by all accounts the coach was kept in immaculate condition, stored in a barn when not in use. The coach has remained remarkably original.
Eventually she found here way into the hands of various enthusiasts and preservationists, one of which we purchased her from in 2010 with the intention of putting her back into light use.
We are very pleased that in her 51st year we are now able to offer her out for private hire.
About our coach
Our coach has panoramic roof windows, providing a lovely light and open feeling allowing you to enjoy a greater view of the passing countryside and buildings.
There are 37 passenger seats with a number of seats set facing rearward as shown in the photograph.
There are three steps up into the coach from pavement level and is unfortunately, unsuitable for wheelchair users. Our friendly driver however, is always on hand to assist you and your guests.
Your safety and comfort are very important to us. If you have any queries or concerns please do call to discuss.
Our coach is VOSA tested to Class 6 MOT standard.
Basking in the sun by the Dunoon Ferry Terminal
"It's more nostalgic with WHITE'S"