By Royal Appointment
Of course Plaxton are famous for the coach and bus models which have been a familiar sight on our roads for the greater part of the last century, but you might not know that Plaxton have played a part in many significant events of the last 100 years.
Plaxton have a long history of providing transport for members of the Royal family. In 1922 a fleet of Crossley cars were bodied in Scarborough for the tour of Australia by The Prince Of Wales. The following year, The Duke Of York toured South Africa and again Plaxton bodied Crossleys were chosen. In 1926, a further batch of cars was built for The Duke Of York on a tour to New Zealand. It’s also known that King George V had a Plaxton bodied Crossley limousine in the mid-1920s
Of course car production ceased many years ago but Plaxton have maintained the link with royalty. The much respected names of Rickards in London and Windsorian Coaches in Windsor have held the Royal Warrant for providing transport to the Royal Household and both were regular customers of Plaxton. Rickards ceased to run coaches in the early part of this century but Windsorian still hold the Royal warrant and added two Plaxton Profiles to their mostly Plaxton fleet in the spring of 2006