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Commer Mini Coach
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No: 720   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: England
Commer Mini Coach

I'm unsure if the designation J2 can be used for this little coach.
Picture added on 30 June 2008
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I used to drive this coach for a living when working for Bexleyheath transport, which if my memory serves me right would have been in the late seventies early eighties

Added by Clem Ansell on 22 April 2010.
It must be quite a rare thing, as I dont recall seeing another.

Added by Andrew Wright on 23 April 2010.
The style of the body work is quite like that used on the old commer Mr softey ice cream vans from the 60's even the orange rooflights and front screens are the same

Added by Tractorpaul on 08 May 2010.
this bus was built by plaxtons 1958 there is an other the owner told me he saw it at the kirby stevens show this year

Added by Roland on 25 May 2011.
Be great to see them together one day, we can but hope.
Thank you for the bit of info Roland.

Added by Andrew Wright on 26 May 2011.
I'm sure the owner I was talking to said he just lives at Stanley near metro centre not far from Newcastle. I would have liked to have had a look in side at the interior how it was done, maybe next time I go to metro centre or other places and if there will have look hope fully. I like the j2 Bedford Embassy the best of all of the Plaxtons coaches. I would love to own one, my dad used to work and make them at Plaxtons a lot of years ago.

Added by Roland on 29 May 2011.
I think strictly speaking this is a KARRIER. I believe it was new to Abbotts of Blackpool - they had several coaches with registrations PFR7x7.

Added by Terry on 29 May 2011.
yes you r right it is a karrier I just said I like the bedford j2 plaxton embassy best of all

Added by Roland on 29 May 2011.
Yes it's a commer karrier we've also one like this you can see it on our page www.pverbeek.nl

Added by Piet verbeek on 25 March 2013.
I owned this coach for several years in the 1990s before passing it on so that someone else could enjoy it. I bought it from R&I coaches of West London. In my ownership it was finished in grey and red (Abbott’s colours?) with R&I signwriting that I added. Commer or Karrier was always an uncertainty. From memory, the badge on the front and the log book said Commer but the manufacturer’s plate on the dashboard was Karrier. Of course you cannot trust the log book – my 1959 Reliance is shown as a ‘Leyland AEC’ on the registration document.

Added by John Boston on 25 November 2014.
Your AEC log book should only show AEC, as in 1959 AEC had nothing to do with Leyland, that failed marriage didn't take place until 1962.

Added by Andrew Wright on 26 November 2014.
The owner has got o couple more coaches. I saw the owner at the skipton bus rally and he was driving an albion nimbus green one. I think it was an ex gurnsey coach.

Added by Roland on 26 November 2014.
Andrew Wilson – yes, I know. I imagine something went wrong at DVLA when the V5s were computerised.

Added by John Boston on 27 November 2014.
Not seen this one for sometime I don't think, I presume he is still using it?

Added by Andrew Wright on 27 November 2014.
Andrew Wright - sincere apologies; I don't know where the 'Wilson' came from. Yet one more senior moment!

Added by John Boston on 28 November 2014.
last time I saw this mini bus it was at the durhampark ride day in the summer this year he may take it to the transporter bridge middlesborough or one of his others in april 2015 the 500 group organize this rally you can chek there site on the computer the date shold be there

Added by Rolandwelford@yahoo.co.uk on 28 November 2014.
Not a problem John we all get them. :-D Nice to hear it's still in use, perhaps I might see it again next year.

Added by Andrew Wright on 02 December 2014.
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