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 theyellowayproject@

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 dad!

CDK 172L Completed Restored and Road Legal 14th May 2015

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