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599: Optare Solo Ultra
Padbus 599 Optare Solo Ultra
599 (SO10 ULT) Optare Solo Ultra AB57D
This model is another "what if" from Padbus Engineering Services Technical Solutions. What if Optare decided to build an articulated bus and based it on the Solo? The result could look like this. It joined the Padbus fleet in September 2011 for an initial 6 month trial. The trial was extended till February 2013 when it eventually left the fleet.
Built from 2 Corgi OOC diecasts with scratchbuilt 'bellows' and Mark Hughes white metal seats.