Bedford SL Buses

Buses built on the Bedford SL truck chassis. A strange choice when the SB bus chassis was available.


Bonnici Motors Ltd

2 coaches with Hawke C36F bodies.
#Chassis Nbr/VINYearOriginal RegLater Owner#Later RegDate Comments
The LTA record for this bus has the early owners out of sequence. I have attempted to reorganise them but may have some wrong.
2SLC1414216/10/53? P L Jones, Mt Roskill ?9/5/57  
Kaikohe Bus Co Ltd?DY833812/3/65  
Newmans Coachlines Northland Ltd, Whangarei?DY83385/9/80  
Electrix Ltd, Otahuhu?DY833820/1/82  
A A Dalton, Auckland DY833817/7/85movan 
A A Lynn, Auckland DY833829/11/85movan 
A Keirnan, Huia DY833818/5/88movan 
S R Mann, Wanaka DY833823/3/90movan 
A S & L J Mockford, Whakatane DY833827/11/92movan 
R M Darroch, Putaruru DY83388/5/97movan 
M H & B Mark, Opotiki DY833814/9/98movan 
P B Fairgray & M A Broadbent, Hamilton DY833815/11/07movan 
R H Coxell, Morrinsville DY83386/11/09movan; CoF exp 05/11 
2SLC4130906/56FB1386 Morrison ?1968?  

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Bonnici Motors Ltd

As the SL chassis ceased being manufactured in 1959 number 11 must have been built on a used chassis and then re-registered. The S model tractor for number 6 was replaced by a Bedford TK before the body was placed on a VAL chassis in 1964.

#Chassis Nbr/VINYearOriginal RegLater Owner#Later RegDate Comments
6?1959? &nsbp;  ?Semi-trailer C36C Body to VAL number 30
11T156943/11/71FT8248 Bonnici Coachlines Ltd, New Lynn11FT824819/6/74Hawke Commander C24F 
Maniototo Coachlines, Dunedin?FT824818/1/75  
L A Napier, Ranfurly?FT82487/10/81  
Central Motorways Ltd, Alexandra?FT824823/3/84  
Webbs Transport Ltd, Mt Somers?FT82485/6/88B31F 
A N Hall, Invercargill FT82484/9/99reg on hold 00 
registration lapsed  7/3/05  
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Last updated 26 April 2010