British vehicles from the 1950’s & 60’s can still to be found in Cyprus. This 1960 Bedford bus looks to be in good condition…apart from a missing wheel and crumpled wing. A restoration project for someone?
Cyprus was granted independence in the same year that our bus was built, yet British vehicles and motorcycles continued to be popular there (as did driving on the left hand side of the road). The dry warm air, low rainfall and no road salt all mean that there is often little sign of rust, so these vehicles become long-lived classics. Not so many British motorcycles can be found on the island these days, BSAs, AJSs & Matchless single cylinder machines were all very popular at one time. I think that most are now back in the UK, having been snapped up by collectors.