You know by now that we like to share some of the more unusual vehicles that pass through our doors with you. This week, we were delighted to be visited by Mr. Gibson and his 1985 Plaxton Supreme 29 Seat Coach.
The Supreme was introduced by Plaxton in 1974, replacing their hugely successful Panorama models, which had been in production since 1968. Mr. Gibson’s Supreme is based on a Bedford VAS chassis. There have been various incarnations of the Supreme and this beauty is a Supreme V, notably different from the previous version by the addition of a completely new rear end.
Mr. Gibson found his Supreme in a field four years ago and following a two year restoration project at the hands of Cobus near Bridlington, ‘Empress Margaret Irene’ is back on the road again. Before the restoration was even completed, The Empress was taken out of the Corbus works to enter the historic East Coast Run in the June of 2016 and much to Mr. Gibson’s delight, she was awarded 3rd Prize.
This little coach has absolutely no end of charm and instantly transported us back to our school days, right down to the smell! The Supreme has many more shows in her future but must spend this winter outside so naturally, Mr. Gibson researched the best vehicle cover companies available and commissioned us to make a cover for his pride and joy.
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