Regal III

AEC

Regal III Regn No URE 281

Ray Hine sent the picture on this and the next page. He writes:

URE 281 is an AEC Regal III with a 9.6 ltr original diesel engine. The bodywork is by Thomas Harrington, body number 808, and is complete with a dorsal fin. URE was bought new in 1950 by Lymers of Tean, Staffordshire, and was a class coach in its day. URE was used by the Stoke City Supporters Club and on the 4th March 1972 Stoke City beat Chelsea in the League Cup Final at Wembley earning them their first major trophy for 109 years. The following day the Stoke team boarded URE with its sliding roof open, to parade the cup through the streets of Stoke.

URE was parked up in 1975 in favour of lighter Bedford's and was garaged until I purchased her in 1994. URE is now stored safely in dry, secure accommodation, in Staffordshire.

I am now steadily restoring her, but due to work commitments, time is limited mainly to Sunday mornings. Progress is therefore slow, but nevertheless continuing.

The plan is to restore her to roadworthy and rally condition, and I am now seeking help with funding the restoration.

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