Glasgow Atlantean returns home

An online appeal by the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust raised the £2,000 needed to acquire and return a 1967 Leyland Atlantean to its home city in early March after 40 years in exile, latterly at the North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens.

LA352 undergoing restoration at the North West Museum of Road Transport in August 2018, with traces of Greater Glasgow PTE’s Verona green paint on the engine cover.

Glasgow Corporation LA352 (KUS 607E) was among the last of 363 PDR1/1 MkII Atlanteans with Leyland O.600 engines delivered between 1962 and 1967, with Alexander’s A-type body with curved windscreens and glassfibre mouldings, designed in cooperation with the operator. These all had twin-glass upper deck rear emergency exits and a flat lower saloon floor with step ahead of the rear axle.

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