Have only just heard about this. Obviously, London Transport sell off the old stock, but what a bargin.
I had to laugh just now though. The BBC site says:
“Old buses £2k each. But who’s buying them and where on earth will they park them?”
When I was a lad, we were in the ‘Peace Convoy’. What an opportunity for the present day traveller. What do you reckon?
The great bus sale
By Tom Housden
The Routemaster: A 1950s design classic
As much an icon of London as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace, the curvaceous old Routemaster double-decker is due to be retired next year. But there’s no shortage of admirers waiting in the wings to snap up a slice of transport history.
After many years of faithful service, London’s remaining 200 Routemaster buses are approaching the end of the line.
A familiar sight on the capital’s streets for more than 50 years, the buses are gradually being replaced.
The Routemaster Association: http://www.routemaster.org.uk
Categorised as “historic buses”, anyone over 21 with a normal Category B licence can get behind the wheel as long as there are no more than eight passengers on board.