These were wartime buses procured via the Ministry of Supply. They are generally described as simply AEC Regent, but Mike Greenwood* has listed those diverted to Midland Red as AEC Regent II.
Double deck with Brush bodywork
AEC A173 7.7 Litre engine
Upper saloon: 30 seats Lower saloon: 26 seats
|262||EVC262||These buses were originally allocated to Coventry by the Ministry of War Transport, but were reallocated before delivery. The registrations EVC262-268 were cancelled and the buses re-registered by the receiving organisation. 262 was delivered to Kingston-upon-Hull as Fleet Number 196 and the others were delivered to Midland Red as GHA795-800. They never ran in Coventry. A further fifteen were originally ordered, but the orders appear to have been cancelled, so Fleet Numbers 262-283 were never issued, although a second-hand Leyland Tiger (original Fleet Number 11) was renumbered 263 in 1946 in preparation for the re-start of numbering for the post-war fleet.|
* Mike Greenwood Midland Red Glory Days Ian Allan Publishing 1998 ISBN 0 7110 2589 4