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"Morley Wildcats"

The Leopards, Lynxes and Tigers of Black Prince 

In February 1975, Black Prince welcomed the first Leyland Leopard to the streets of Morley, when VUB405H joined the fleet, coming from another famous Leeds coach firm, Wallace Arnold.

 

This Stylish coach, built in 1970 and fitted with the Plaxton body of the day, the Panorama Elite, heralded the start of the big cat era, with no less than 28 Leopards, 4 Tigers and 3 Lynxes passing through the fleet at Black Prince between 1975 and 2005.

 

Each machine has it's own interesting history, but here we present such interesting vehicles as 4774NE, a Royal Tiger Worldmaster, the export version of the Leopard, and ECK885E, stripped down by Brian Crowther and friends in a barn near Morley and rebodied by Plaxton!.

 

Whilst preparing this part of the website, it was astonishing to see the sheer variety of Leyland "Wildcats" operated by Black Prince, I hope you enjoy browsing the photographs as much as I have whilst preparing them-if any of our readers are aware of any of these big cats still "prowling" the streets, please get in touch, we would love to know!.

 

 

Brian's Leopards

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C53F EX-WALLACE ARNOLD, LEEDS

VUB405H

LEYLAND ROYAL TIGER WORLDMASTER (EXPORT MODEL) DUPLE CONTINENTAL C51F

4774NE

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C51F EX-SHAW, DOBCROSS

RWW122L

LEYLAND LEOPARD/ALEXANDER DP49F EX-SMITH & MAY, BENFLEET

VDB953

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C43F EX-WALLACE ARNOLD, LEEDS

JUA311E

LEYLAND LEOPARD/DUPLE C53F EX-WALLACE ARNOLD, LEEDS

FUB479K

LEYLAND LEOPARD/DUPLE C53F EX-WALLACE ARNOLD, LEEDS

EUG474K

LEYLAND LEOPARD/MARSHALL B51F EX-WESTERN NATIONAL

110CUF

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C49F EX-NATIONAL TRAVEL (RIBBLE)

ECK885E

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C53F EX-COOPER, STOCKTON HEATH

JED60N

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C53F

ECK885E (RE-BODIED)

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C53F EX-WALLACE ARNOLD, LEEDS

EUG458K

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C53F EX-WALLACE ARNOLD, LEEDS

UNW31M

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON DP51F EX-BINGLEY, KINSLEY

DWW433H

LEYLAND LEOPARD/ALEXANDER C49F EX-WESTERN SMT

RSD745J

LEYLAND LEOPARD/DUPLE C55F EX-MARCHWOOD, TOTTON

BHO7R

LEYLAND LEOPARD/DUPLE C53F EX-EASSON, SOUTHAMPTON

BHO57R

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C49F EX-BLEANCH, HETTON-LE-HOLE

OWU583P

LEYLAND LEOPARD/ALEXANDER C49F EX-YORKSHIRE TRACTION

LHL245P

LEYLAND LEOPARD/MARSHALL DP49F EX-MIDLAND RED SOUTH

PHA332M

LEYLAND LEOPARD/MARSHALL B53F EX-PRESERVATION

KHD916K

LEYLAND LEOPARD/MARSHALL DP49F EX-IRVINE, LAW

GOH361N

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C49F EX-YORKSHIRE RIDER

GWY714N

LEYLAND LEOPARD/PLAXTON C51F EX-YORKSHIRE RIDER

JWU241N

LEYLAND LEOPARD/ WILLOWBROOK WARRIOR B55F EX-STEVENSON, UTTOXETER

HWY718N

LEYLAND LEOPARD/WILLOWBROOK DP49F EX POOLE, ALSAGERS BANK

NRE582L

LEYLAND LEOPARD/MARSHALL B53F EX-PRESERVATION

KHD921K

LEYLAND LEOPARD/MARSHALL B53F EX-IVY, HUDDERSFIELD

KHD921K (RE-AQD)

LEYLAND LEOPARD/EAST LANCS (ON LOAN)

NMB71P (ON LOAN)

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