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Delivered to Bristol Omnibus Company in 1980 in the then current National Green livery, 461 has an underfloor Leyland 401 engine and a five speed manual gearbox. She lasted under two years in Bristol before being sold to the Hants and Dorset bus company who reduced the depth of the front panel for operation onto the Sandbanks Ferry. She lasted with Hants and Dorset and the neighbouring Wilts and Dorset bus companies until being sold for service as a wedding hire bus in the Netherlands from 1999 until 2003.
She returned to Britain where Alan Peters of ABus used her as a spare vehicle for
the small Optare buses he had recently acquired, and when she was no longer required
Mike Walker became her co-
During the winter of 2006/2007 the cut away front was replaced with one of the correct depth, and the orange reflectors which had been added when she worked in mainland Europe were removed.