Potted History

>> Delivered 14 December 1976 wearing blue and cream livery

 

>> Entered service on 13 January 1977

 

>> First MOT was completed by 14 January 1978

 

>> Received a second coat of blue & cream paint by 13 September 1980

 

>> Worked as OMO from 4 July 1982

 

>> Received a first and only coat of caramel and cream livery during October 1984

 

>> New GCT stylised fleetname, stripes and parrot emblem added by November 1985

 

>> Received a first and only coat of orange and white livery in January 1989

>> From 1987 to August 1990 a rear-end advertising livery for The Plant Shop was applied

 

>> During February 1994 open-top conversion took place

 

>> First entered service as an open-topper and in new Stagecoach stripes livery on 26 July 1994

 

>> Wore an all-over dark blue advertising livery (its first ever) for Pleasure Island Theme Park from April 1997 to April 1999, reverting to Stagecoach stripes afterwards

 

>> Was renumbered to 15513 on 5 January 2003

 

>> Received a first coat of Stagecoach swoops corporate livery during April 2003

 

>> Entered service fitted with an assault screen during May 2003

 

>> On 15 July 2005 GCT 113 was withdrawn from service and taken to Chesterfield depot, which would be its new home as a publicity vehicle and would subsequently become part of the Stagecoach ‘heritage fleet’. It had been operational at Grimsby depot for 28 years, 6 months and 2 days

>> Soon after acquisition by Chesterfield depot, she was downgraded to a Class V ("Private Passenger Vehicle") for the purposes of its MOT until 22 June 2012 when GCT 113 was MOT'd to a PCV (Class VI) standard as the company decided to use the bus in passenger service

>> Operated her first passenger service while at Chesterfield on 31 August 2012, working a round trip on Service 70 (Chesterfield - Killamarsh) - making good use of the bus's new PCV MOT

>> Ran her last passenger service on Saturday 13 August 2016, taking part in the Farewell to the Dennis Trident day in Chesterfield

 

>> Purchased for ongoing preservation on 24 August 2017

>> Attended her first event in private ownership at the Delaine Heritage Trust Running Day on 30 September 2017

 

>> Collected from repaint on 21 December 2017, wearing the prototype 'GCT 1987' orange and white livery that was never signed off by the company before being changed to the orange and white scheme ultimately adopted ('GCT 1990')

>> Outshopped in GCT orange and white livery ('GCT 1990') on 1 May 2018