£55,000 party bus

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK - www.barml2355.com

A clas­sic car col­lec­tor’s lat­est com­pleted project has a fully fit­ted bar, 25 seats and a 14ft open­ing sun­roof – and you can hire it, com­plete with a picket fenced gar­den.

Peter Son­n­eveld spent about £55,000 buy­ing and con­vert­ing his 1965 AEC Routemas­ter bus.

‘I’ve al­ways loved his­toric ve­hi­cles of all types and orig­i­nally wanted to buy a bus to hire out for wed­dings,’ he says. ‘ Then I saw one that had been con­verted into a bar, and that was it.’

The bus now has a bar with 12 draught pumps and serves many other drinks in­clud­ing cham­pagne, kept at the right tem­per­a­ture by twin cool­ers. There is also a sound sys­tem and seat­ing area.

This Routemas­ter ran in Lon­don un­til the end of nor­mal LT op­er­a­tions in 2005, hav­ing been a stal­wart of the 38 route.

Peter em­pha­sises: ‘Be­ing a clas­sic ve­hi­cle col­lec­tor and en­thu­si­ast, I have taken ev­ery pre­cau­tion to keep RML2355 as orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble.’

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