This website has been created to document the restoration of AEC
Reliance CDK172L - once part of the fleet of the well known
independent coach operator Yelloway Motor Services of Rochdale.
Purchased as a relatively
complete and mobile vehicle, many years of service and lack of
maintenance had left the coach in a very tired condition with both the
body and mechanicals requiring some extensive attention.
Our aim is to restore the
vehicle to as near original condition as possible, given time and
the availability of parts.
We hope that you find
the information interesting and informative especially for any other coach
and bus enthusiast who are contemplating a renovation project.
If you have any
information regarding this or similar vehicles which we may find useful, no
matter how small, then please don't hesitate to contact us by email at
If you would like to
visit the vehicle during it's restoration - please contact us by email to
arrange an appointment. Please, under no circumstance visit the restoration
site unannounced as access to the site and the vehicles stored there will
be denied. Security patrols are in operation.
This web site has been
designed and maintained by the third member of our team - our very patient