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1974 AEC B-Type Replica on Ford R1014 chassis

1974 AEC B-Type Replica in The Thirty-Nine Steps, Movie, 1978 IMDB

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK

1974 AEC B-Type Replica on Ford R1014 chassis

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Sunbar UK

2007-03-20 13:55

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SteveA EN

2007-03-20 18:53

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I note they've avoided displaying a registration plate. As I recall there was at least one replica of B340 built on a Ford R1014 chassis in 1974 - I'd be guessing about this one though.

Sunbar UK

2007-03-20 19:39

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An AEC B-type Replica then (not using the solid tyres).

A picture from 1913 of a B-type bus from the Transport for London website (showing the same advertisement as in the thumbnail).

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SteveA EN

2007-03-20 21:37

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But it's not a B-type; it's not even an AEC. As I said it's most likely a Ford. http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/server.php?show=ConMediaFile.5498 is a photograph of the real B340 in preservation - note the position of the registration plate.

....the bus I was thinking of is used at the Motor Museum in Beaulieu - it's built on a Ford R1014 chassis, but I don't think it's the one in the film. Here's a photograph: http://www.diekneite-paderborn.de/England-2005/slides/Beaulieu-Bus.html

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antp BE

2007-03-20 23:31

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Hence the "replica", no?

Sunbar UK

2007-03-21 00:18

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The two replica buses used in the movie have bodies different to the Beaulieu bus. The chassis could be different also since the front overhang, shown by the radiator position compared to the front wheels, is not the same. So it's not possible in my opinion to say it has a Ford chassis.

-- Last edit: 2007-03-21 00:19:38

valiant1962 AU

2011-06-22 08:46

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I went to Beaulieu recently and they claim the bus there is the one built for this movie

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