Where are the early Ford Transits and Sherpas that reformed the industry and helped win many deregulation bus wars? There are a few around but compared to how many were built, it must be under 3% have survived. So what you're travelling on today, as you read this on your smart phone, will be what graces the rally fields of tomorrow. Volvo Olympians are still modern vehicles to me but time and finances available, I'd not think twice about buying one from service. Will YOU be dragging a rotting Enviro 200 out of a hedge in 2055 and rejoicing with delight because it's the last surviving Stagecoach one?
Sometimes in the bus preservation movement there can be a lot of unfounded criticism of peoples preference of vehicle. The end of the day, we are all out to do the same thing, maybe for different reasons, but we all want a vehicle we can be proud of and show off. People who take on the DMS' , Transits and Enviros in the future will certainly have my respect, after all, they could've gone out and bought a RML or GS (not that there's anything wrong with either) instead and left a huge gap in the story of public transport.