|Seen at Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station on a rather dismal 17th January 1989, 3459B was a Vauxhall Astra estate that had been new in November 1986. Curiously, the official LT documents state that 3459B was returned to lessor Avis on 18th November 1988 (i.e. before the date of this photo). It seems that in, this instance, the official documents are incorrect, since Derek confirms that he also saw 3459B (at Fulwell) on 5th February 1989. It could be that 18/11/1988 was the scheduled date for return, being exactly 2 years from the delivery date. Perhaps tellingly, the vehicle that replaced 3459B (which was similar 3672B) did not arrive into stock until 23rd February 1989.
Note the Ford D-series lorry in the background, probably belonging to the airport and seemingly lacking a nearside headlamp.
|Photo date:||17/01/1989||Size:||Extra Large. View regular size|