conversions

  • Over the coming months we will be bringing more pictures and updates of this project to you as we develop the vehicle, what started life as a simple "few mods and a lick of paint" has turned into a very substantial conversion.

    The bus will be used by the band "Our Symphonic Life" on a world tour. The upstairs deck has been converted by adding drop down sides allowing the band to offer live performances wherever and whenever the bus parks up. The band will live and sleep in the downstairs area which will comprise of 3 bedrooms, Lounge area in the middle of the vehicle, shower area and a kitchen. The band will be using the vehicle whilst touring Europe, America and Australia.

  • Whilst the Plaxton Premier is an ageing vehicle, much can be done to enhance the vehicle to provide for longer and more lucrative uses, refurbishing both exterior and interior of the vehicles, provides for a lower cost way of extending the life on your vehciles. Should you wish to know any further information or talk to us regarding the upgrade of your Plaxton Premier, please feel free to phone us, or drop us a line using the contact form from the menu.

    See below for a little of the History

    The Plaxton Premier, Plaxton Excalibur and Plaxton Prima were closely-related designs of coach bodywork built by Plaxton.

    The Premier and Excalibur were introduced in 1991 as replacements for the Paramount. The Premier was the mainstream design, available in the same two heights as its predecessor (but expressed in centimetres, 320 and 350, rather than millimetres). The Excalibur was a premium specification coach, based on the Premier 350 but with a more dramatically-styled front end.

    A taller export version of the Excalibur, built on Volvo B12 chassis, was briefly marketed by Volvo in France, and was named Prestige (a name which was subsequently re-used by Plaxton on the home market for a low-floor bus).

    The Excalibur accounted for around 15% of production; the Premier 350 was the most popular model taking about 45%; and the 3.2-metre Premier 320 and Prima made up the remaining 40%.

  • As is often the case, especially with some of the older vehicles that come in for panel work, when the side panels, lower skirt panels, flooring or loading bay panelling are removed, we often find extensive corrosion present, very often compromising the structural integrity of the vehicle, Blackpool coach services have had many years experience in rebuilding vehicle's structural  framework damage and we well equipped to manage this type of framework rebuild to buses and coaches.

    Blackpool Coach Services will not undertake any work of this nature which is found, without first notifying you and supplying photographs of the damage and our assessment of the damage and probable costs were possible.