1986 VOLVO B10M Mk2 VAN HOOL ALIZEE 57 SEATER
Due to the downsizing of our operation our 1986 Volvo B10M VanHool Alizee 57 seat coach registered D601 GHY is reluctantly offered for sale. As the coach is in daily operation until Monday the 27th of July, 2015 it will not be released until then, but is available until this date for viewing and inspection.
Originally D601 GHY was one of two vehicles new to Badgerline in May 1987 as fleet number 2601 and used on express service duties in the Bristol area. Unlike most other similar Volvo/Van Hool combinations this couple were unusually built with a low height body, express doors, webasto saloon water heater, windscreen destination equipment, ZF 5 speed automatic transmission.
Although we are unable to confirm it, we believe that the other vehicle of the same specification as this one, D600 GHY fleet number 2600 may no longer be in a roadworthy condition. Making this vehicle the only survivor and possibly the only Volvo/Van Hool of this type in the UK. But as always if anyone can confirm anything any different, please contact us.
Since we took ownership of the coach it has passed every MOT test at the first attempt and without any advisories being issued.
The current MOT certificate is valid until the 20th of May, 2016.
During its time with us and in addition to the routine engine and transmission oil and filter changes and replacement of other wearing parts such as exhausts, tyres, light bulbs, etc the coach has had the following major units overhauled or replaced with most of the mechanical pats and oils and filters obtained from Volvo:-
A full brake reline,
Front axle rebuild including King Pins and Thrust Bearings, Hub Bearings and Seals,
Trackrod and Draglink ball joints,
A full set of Brake Flexible Hoses,
Various Airbags and Pistons,
Wheel arch body framework replacement.
To be continued