The Old Ship Fullerton / Routemaster Double Decker Bus RML 2294
"The Old Ship", British Pub Fullerton California 1965 Routemaster London Double Decker Bus RML 2294. This beautiful Routemaster is owned by The Old Ship's owner Simon who saw this bus for sale in Pomona California. The owner had purchased it to restore and enjoy as a restaurant on wheels, BUT his wife had breast cancer and needed to sell to get her new treatment. Simon owner of the pub made an offer for the bus, but told them if they get a better offer by all means sell. Within 2 days they were in contact with each other and the deal was struck and a decision was made by the owner and his wife that Simon should be the one to own it since 2 other offers had them with cutting the roof off and butchering the bus. Simon wanted it restored to as close as possible and upgrade to a rolling museum and a place to enjoy drinks and food with friends for weddings and other events like to Vegas and back. This has been 3 years in the making at this point.

The bus has new sheet metal and electrical in most places, it has temporary air conditioning, heater setup alone with new lighting. There will be a bathroom upstairs where the rear seat used to be. I don't believe the number plate is original TEA 450 but it could be. The bus is not finished yet but it is beautiful to see and had lots of visitors on its 2 1/2 day stay at the 19th anniversary of the Old Ship. The Old Ship is British owned and run with great food and the best fish&chips anywhere in North America, trust me on this.
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