The First and the Last
Our last in-service Mirage (bus #1503, also known as #880) has left the building. Eric Annett, father of David and Brian Annett, and Kelly Brown delivered the bus this week to a used bus dealer in Arcadia where it is awaiting sale. Eric purchased Annett Bus Lines’ first new Prevost charter bus in 1981; he still owns that bus (#81) and you can see it parked behind the Sebring garage, although it has not been used in several years.
Kelly was the first driver to drive bus #81 back in the day, so we thought it was fitting that he be the last Annett driver to drive #1503, last in-service Mirage bus, to its retirement home. The engine on this bus was just rebuilt by Annett mechanic, Randy, so we all know the next owner will be in good hands.
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