1945 Daimler ~Northampton Corporation No. 129

Northampton 129 arrives on tow in Lincolnshire, 2000

 

In 1991, having managed to survive over 30 years on ‘death row’, No. 129 was acquired for preservation and moved to north-east England. Purchased by its current owner in 2000, an extensive restoration took place over the next ten years, and having passed its MOT in late 2010, it ran as an unscheduled ‘extra’ in passenger carrying service (for the first time in 51 years) at our November 2010 Open Day, the bodywork and mechanical restoration by then being complete and just the re-paint outstanding.

Northampton 129 in service, The Drapery, Northampton 1952
Northampton Corporation No. 129 fully restored