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Looking for an elegant and unique way to travel on your big day?

‘The Old Girl’, as she is affectionately known, is available to transport you and / or your guests to and from their accommodation to the wedding venue and on to the reception venue. Tailored to meet your individual requirements, this double decker will ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time with a touch of class that modern vehicles simply cannot provide and all your guests will enjoy!

‘The Old Girl’ was purchased new in 1939 and, unlike most vintage buses, this beautiful specimen has spent its entire life – that’s almost 75 years – here on the Isle of Wight with Southern Vectis, its original owner. A brand new British made Bristol 5KG, the ‘Old Girl’ arrived on the Isle of Wight in July 1939 – 42 days before the start of World War ll.

Twenty years later in 1959, ‘The Old Girl’ was given a new lease of life when she was converted into an open top sightseeing bus.

Inside, ‘The Old Girl’ offers a nostalgic return to the 50’s, with petite tan leather benches, an open rear door to hop on and off and small curved staircase to the upper open top deck. The bus has 56 seats of which 30 are on the upper deck and 26 in the lower saloon.

To enquire and book The Old Girl, contact the private hire team on 01983 827065 or email at

Photo credit SouthernVectis