BMC Training Buses - How many are there about

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842UYW been around for years, was at one time displayed with the 4x4 Clubman
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I did a training coarse on A series automatic transmissions in one of those, well kitted out workshop and classroom. I enjoyed the experience but got lumbered with all the automatics as I was the only mechanic at the garage I worked at that had done it. Happy days, I loved rebuilding those forward clutches :lol:
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mk1 wrote:Listed by Bonhams in 2015
That one was owned by Wayne Carini, there’s a bit on it in an episode of Chasing Classic Cars.

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Blurb from auction now added.
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I think Paul Roberts owns / owned one 10-15 years ago to display with his works Mini and Healey

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JohnA wrote:I did a training coarse on A series automatic transmissions in one of those, well kitted out workshop and classroom. I enjoyed the experience but got lumbered with all the automatics as I was the only mechanic at the garage I worked at that had done it. Happy days, I loved rebuilding those forward clutches :lol:
Love the series 5 Morris Oxford rear lights and fins
Many had BMC registration plates
I am very pleased to hear a reply from a mechanic who actually worked at a BMC dealership.
It is a pity you can't record more of your experiences.
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Here's one I found on the interweb that was used by the Leyland Young Lions Team 1971 - 1972 in Australia.

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ImageBMC Training Unit, Young Lions support bus. by Brimen, on Flickr

Is there anyone Down Under who knows more?


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Not sure if this has already been listed. In Australia. Sorry. Cannot paste photo. See Facebook. BMC Competitions Department

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Here it is
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Some more pictures I found on the internet :arrow:
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