We take you for a gentle journey on the AEC Regent OV 4486 from the Transport Museum, Wythall.
486 was sold in 1946 for scrap but, 23 years later, it was discovered being used as the home of an elderly recluse! A Birmingham bus group saved it from being scrapped but did not have suitable premises in which to restore it so 486 was sold to a London preservationist.
It returned to the midlands in November 1973, now owned by the Museum's predecessor society. Shortages of time and money meant that restoration was slow until sufficient finance allowed a professional restoration to commence. A spectacular return to the roads followed.
486 is thought to have the oldest metal-framed double-deck body in the world.