Updates from Odyssey Coach Sales

We have just handed over this 53 Seat Volvo B12M Plaxton Paragon from Redline Travel in Preston to Souls Coaches of Olney, Buckinghamshire. Not a bad achievement considering we only advertised it 10 days ago. It is going to be used predominantly on work for local schools and is ideal thanks to having a ZF Fully Automatic Gearbox and Inswing Door. Pictured collecting the keys from Darren is Andrew Kerwick-Chrisp, General Manager of Souls Coaches prior to his journey back south. We would like to thank Shane Nuttall and his family at Redline Travel for their continued support and Souls Coaches for their business, and wish them the best of luck with their new fleet addition. For those of you who weren’t quick enough, Don’t Panic! We still have the sister vehicle for [...]

We have recently completed our most Northerly sale to date. We supplied this Mercedes Benz Atego 1524L Unvi Touring GT 41 Seat Midicoach to Lochs Motor Transport on the Isle of Lewis off the North west Coast of Scotland. Whilst they are known for regularly buying new full size Plaxton coaches they identified a need for a smaller size coach to access the more rural areas of the island. The vehicle was supplied from the Reay’s Coaches fleet of Wigton, Cumbria and is fitted with 41 half leather seats and has huge luggage space to assist with the work the company does with visiting cruise ships. It was collected from Reays by Roddy MacDonald, director of Lochs Motor Transport and driven directly to Ullappol and on to the ferry to Lewis. Thanks to Lochs Motor Transport for their business and we wish them the best of luck [...]

We have just supplied Linburg Touring of Sheffield with one of these Van Hool TX15 Alicron 49 Seat Executive Coaches from the Reay’s fleet in Wigton, Cumbria. With the ULEZ in London going live next month and numerous cities in the UK proposing Clean Air Zones, John Hadaway at Linburg Touring recognised the requirement to add another Euro 6 compliant coach to his predominantly Van Hool fleet and this fits the bill perfectly. The coach was collected from Reays premises and went straight down to Windermere to pick a group up so it’s already out earning. Good Luck to John and his team at Linburg with their new addition.

We made it 3 out of 3 for Brit Coaches of Stourbridge in the West Midlands yesterday with this 2011 Mercedes Benz Tourismo 51 seat executive coach from the Westbus fleet in Hayes, Middlesex. This is the third vehicle we have supplied to Malik and Sahra, the previous 2 being another Tourismo and a 22 seat Mercedes Benz Sprinter from Travelmaster in Greater Manchester. We always say that our job here at Odyssey Coach Sales is not to supply a coach but to supply, or at least have the opportunity to supply all your coaches. Hopefully this sale to Brit Coaches cements that statement as they have now purchased their last 3 used vehicles supplied in the last 6 months through Odyssey Coach Sales. They have also added a brand new Tourismo to the fleet following good experiences with their previous purchase from Travelmaster. Darren is pictured [...]

Today we handed over this 2003 Volvo B12M Plaxton Paragon to Barnard Castle Coaches. Following recent contract wins in North Yorkshire they found themselves with a requirement for additional vehicles. Being a ZF Automatic with the added benefit of an in swing door this Volvo is ideal for the job, plus the flat floor layout of the Plaxton body lends itself to be upseated later in life. The coach was supplied by GPD Travel of Heywood, Lancs and our photograph shows Wayne Taylor of Barnard Castle Coaches collecting the coach from Darren in the February sunshine.

We have sold yet another immaculate little coach on behalf of Express of Batley. This time it was this pristine Euro 6 compliant Mercedes Sprinter 0.516 CDi with bodywork by Paramount Coachworks. This low mileage minicoach was supplied with a brand new MOT and is equipped with 19 Kiel reclining seats trimmed in half leather, 3 point seat belts, wood effect flooring, and air conditioning. It isn’t the first vehicle Shiel Coaches, who are based in Fort William, have purchased from Express which made the decision to purchase another an easy one. Thanks to Shiel Coaches for their business, we wish them luck with their new purchase. Also thanks to the guys at Express for their continued support¬†and putting their faith in us to sell their vehicles on their behalf.

You may remember that earlier in the year we sold an Optare Solo to Luke Fripp and Hayley Cooper to convert into the Treat Truck, a mobile dessert parlour for use at various events such as food festivals, carnivals, and shows. Well the conversion is complete and here is a photograph of the Solo before, and the finished article as The Treat Truck. Good luck to Luke and Hayley with their new venture and hopefully we’ll stumble across when we’re out and about it.

A deal that was concluded whilst I’ve been away was the sale of this 84 Seat Scania K114 Berkhof Axial 100 Double Deck Executive Coach from Thandi Travel in the West Midlands to Vision Coaches in Widnes. The main attractions for the guys from Vision was the high capacity, driveline, and recently re-trimmed interior. Also having Haydock Commercials Scania Dealership and Coach Specialist on their doorstep also influenced the decision. The intention is to use this coach to upgrade from seat belted double deck buses therefore enabling longer distance hires with large numbers to be completed in one vehicle rather than two. Good Luck with to Vision Coaches with their new purchase.

We recently sold this 53 Seat Volvo B12B Jonckheere Mistral 50 on behalf of Sam’s Travel from Airdrie, Scotland to Jaff’s Coaches from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone in Northern Ireland. The coach is fitted with 53 Fainsa Seats with 3 Point Seat Belts, WC, Boiler, Fridge, and is Air Conditioned. Ironically this coach started life in Southern Ireland in 2005 prior to being imported to the UK in 2009. Thanks to Sam Greene and his team at Sam’s Travel for delivering the vehicle to Cairnryan port, and to Enda Daly at Jaff’s Coaches for his valued business.

Seen following collection from GB Coaches in Manchester is this pair of Scania Irizar PBs which were about to head off for Cairnryan following a hearty breakfast for the team from Causeway Coaches at Olive’s Caff! Once back in Co. Antrim they will settle down with Enis and his team at Causeway Coaches and hopefully give as good a service there as they have over the past few years for Dave and his team at GB. This sale completes a hat trick of collections this week for Odyssey Coach Sales.

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