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Pontypridd’s first two AEC Regent Vs entered service on 1st June 1965 and had Weymann bodies. The Regent V 2MD3RA was the chassis for all subsequent double-deckers bought new by Pontypridd (and even Taff-Ely). The Weymann bodies remained unique to this pair and although they were to the same basic design as the subsequent Metro-Cammell-bodied Regents, there were quite a few differences.

Some of the detailed ones are mentioned in the captions, but the most obvious differences were the nearside fuel tanks (which required them to reverse into the fuel bay) and hopper ventilators. These latter had been a characteristic of Pontypridd’s buses for a few years and the Council pre-empted their more general adoption, but oddly the other Regents weren’t so fitted.

Unusually, the two buses of this batch didn’t have consecutive registrations with 91 being registered ETG 373C and 92 being ETG 388C. The Weymann bodies were of H34/26F layout, to be standard on all the Regent Vs.

Both buses were withdrawn as part of the cull of the Regent V fleet in 1983, by which time they’d run for eighteen years.
G1 (74)Pontypridd 91 (ETG 373C) Taff Street A M Davies - OmnicolourTaff-Ely 91 (ETG 373C) Rhydyfelin Duffryn Road 2-Sep-1978 Geoff Gould W615111137JLJ20204JLJ21264JLJ2279310212Pontypridd 92 (ETG 388C) Gelliwastad Road R MarshallPontypridd 92 (ETG 388C) Broadway Phil Sposito9400Pontypridd 92 (ETG 388C) Station Square Mar-1973 Geoff Gould W40599357Taff-Ely 92 (ETG 388C) Rhydyfelin College Way 2-Sep-1978 Geoff Gould W6152Taff-Ely 92 (ETG 388C) Pontypridd Tyfica Road c1979 Martyn HearsonJLJ1454116945