This 1969 Bristol RELL (NLJ828G) was originally owned by Hants & Dorset. After withdrawal in 1984, it was sold to Ensign dealers. The bus, along with sister vehicle (NLJ829G), was then loaned to Southend Transport for much of the year, both receiving full fleet livery.
The model was produced complete with coats of arms in the smart two-tone Southend livery using custom mixed colors. The vehicle carried fleet number 301, and had its destination blind set for a working of route 23A to Leigh Station.
Additionally a set of photo etched BMAC style rear light clusters have been fitted.