Top Gear 1/76 AEC Regent

THE AEC REGENT bus was the most popular double decker bus in New South Wales State Government service (especially in the cities of Sydney and Newcastle). When retired from government service, some then found their way north of the NSW border to private operators in Queensland.

Now available is a 1:76 model, issued under Top Gear’s TRUX label, which represents the first AEC Regent to appear with an all-over private operator livery. From 1974 to 1979 these vibrant ex-government double decker buses made regular tourist pick up services between the Queensland Gold Coast resorts and hotels to the Stradbroke Island ferry terminal. For many just riding on one of these eye-catching workhorses was an adventure in itself.

Top Gear 1/76 AEC Regent

Priced at AUS$47.95 (approx £31.50) plus p&p, this model is available from the manufacturer at www.topgear.com.au