With great pride, I announce the unveiling of newly restored 441, named "Natasha", after the youngest member of the Black Prince family!.
441 was saved for preservation by Jack Berry in 2015, being placed in the care of Bradley McMullan and restored by David Crowther.
The bus has had a makeover, with some panel work undertaken, before the paintshop took over and transformed the exterior to the same high standard as previous project, 577.
Kevin, Marie, Andy and friends at the paintshop have done a fantastic job outshopping 441 in time for its debut event at Morecambe, and we share our thanks and grateful appreciation for your efforts and skills with the project.
441 has also had an interior makeover and is now once again in a condition befitting it's status when new as an Optare demonstrator.
Here we present 441 on a photo shoot shortly after collection.
Look out for the bus at events around the North of England soon!.