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Monday, 11 September 2017

Atlas Royal Tiger Doyan A200 RUR

We are more familiar with the Leyland bodied version of the top of the range coach the Doyan but a number also received Plaxton Paramount 3500 bodies like this example seen in East Anglia, possibly Bury St. Edmunds.


Ross said...

That woman looks like she's preparing her handbag to use as a weapon should you dare to venture past her... ;)

I didn't realise that any Royal Tigers had Paramount bodies rather than Leyland's own body. Given how good the Doyen body was, how much presence it had, it seems strange to me that an operator would have chosen the fairly run-of-the-mill 3500 instead.

christopher said...

I've had worse dirty looks than that lol, she's a pussycat. No doubt Leyland was aware that people might want a cheaper option and made provision for other bodybuilders like Plaxton. Not very many were built so it was something of a rarity and some of those would have been demonstrators.