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543 - BHO 543C

Bedford CALZ30


  • Fleet Number: 543
  • Registration: BHO 543C
  • Year: 1965
  • Chassis: Bedford CALZ30
  • Engine: Bedford 1600cc
  • Body: Martin Walter M11 (now M8)

New to Epsom Coaches, 543 joined the King Alfred mini bus fleet in January 1967. For reasons unknown it was withdrawn five months later and sold to Bushnells of St Mary Bourne that August.

Bought by FoKAB in 2004, 543 has just been extensively restored in our workshops. Very few of the Martin Walter bodied mini coach CALZ’s survive and FoKAB is very pleased to return 543 to the road once again.  The vehicle was displayed at Winchester Cattle Market in September 2019 as part of Heritage Open Days and operated several free bus trips on 1st January 2020.  A few small jobs now remain to be done to put the finishing touches to this restoration.