Friday, 12 October 2018

1990 ASQUITH MASCOT VINTAGE WEDDING BUS 9 SEATER - The Carwarehouse Snowdon Road Middlesbrough ClevelandTS2 1LR

The Carwarehouse
Snowdon Road Middlesbrough ClevelandTS2 1LR
Telephone: 01642 232321     Mobile: 07813 375363

NOW IN UK STOCK , IMMACULATE CLASSIC 10 SEATER WEDDING BUS ( 9 removable passenger seats ) 
This vehicle has been fully refurbished , Upholstered and Fine tuned This Asquith Mascot was built to order for a customer in japan ( Disney Land Tokyo ) in 1992, it was built on the very reliable ford transit 2.0 petrol chassis .It has been in japan ever since and so is free from rot or rust .The Mascot combines both the heritage and classic lines of a 1920´s vintage bus with modern day engineering.
The Mascot is now in uk stock and registered , ready to go . This would make an ideal wedding bus or vintage bus hire for festivals or private hire. These vehicles can retail upto £40000 or more if in good condition , this particular vehicle has been in the perfect climate for a classic We have added some pictures of some other promotional buses ................................................................................................ Two entrepreneurs, Crispin Reed and Bruce West, who had been running a successful reproduction furniture business, formed the “Asquith Motor Carriage Company Ltd” in July 1981. The partners decided it would be fun to restore a vintage 1928 ‘Austin 12’ van, use it for local deliveries and thereby gain much useful publicity. The aged Austin was certainly a great success in promoting the company, but regretfully did not prove very reliable. They had lots of enquiries from people wanting similar vans and so it was decided to develop the idea.
Craftsmen who had previously making expensive reproduction Chesterfields, commodes and chairs were put to work on the vehicles and it is hardly surprising to find such luxury antique features as buttoned leather upholstery and burr walnut veneer dashboards Originally based in Great Yeldham in Essex, Asquith Motor Carriage Company Ltd employed 30 fulltime craftsmen who handmade over 1,000 vehicles, many exported countries as far away as Japan and USA . In the late 1990’s the company experienced some challenges: The cost of manufacture had increased, research & development on new vehicle including the London Taxi had spiralled and the cancellation of a large order for Japan forced the company over the edge and into receivership. The company was purchased from the liquidators by Mike Edgar in 1997. A factory to build Shires and Mascots was set up in Dresden in Germany but this closed in 2001 when the River Elbe flooded the factory and destroyed key research data. 

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