That’ll be a return bus ticket from Palermo to Islington please…
Fear not, you didn’t miss the news about a new transatlantic bridge from Argentina to England. Let’s face it, structural considerations aside, it’ll never happen.
So, if there isn’t a running bus route from Palermo to Islington, then what’s a traditional old red double-decker London bus doing in Palermo, Buenos Aires, of all places? Read on…
No one knows!
After a quick phone call to the cellphone number posted on the side of the bus (it’s for sale), no details have been revealed. The man on the other end of the line recounts that the bus has been in Buenos Aires for many years, since before he joined the company that’s now selling it. Other than that, he didn’t know too much about it’s background). It was uncovered that during its time in Buenos Aires , the bus has mostly been used for filming adverts or movies that need to look like they are set in London, and for other assorted events.
London Bus for Sale in Buenos Aires
In fact, it will cost you a pretty peso if you wish to purchase this fine specimen of British automotive history. The bus is listed as 110,000 pesos (about US$37,000, or approximately 18,500 of the Queen’s British Pounds), and you can drive it away today. Just think of the fun you could have racing it against the crazy colectivos in Buenos Aires .
UPDATE: If there really are any interested parties out there, you’re out of luck. **The bus is no longer there, and it appears that it has been sold.**