We are sometimes asked how much work is involved in restoring an old bus. The answer is simple – a lot. However, it does vary depending on the condition of the bus at the outset. Our friends at the Ribble Enthusiasts Club kindly passed on a photograph of Cheetah 1568 now in our collection which is believed to have been taken after final withdrawal by the contractor Croft of Preston. Anyone looking at it then would find it hard to envisage what would happen to it 50 years later

Withdrawn condition around 1960

Fully restored and in working order