Margaret Thatcher bomb-proof bus auctioned for £17,000
A bomb-proof bus that was supposedly used by former prime minister Margaret Thatcher has been auctioned off for around £17,000.
The vehicle - weighing at 28 tonnes and built in the 1980s - secured a winning bid of £16,940 on Thursday (February 21), reports PA.
A spokesman for JP Humbert Auctioneers said: "There was immense interest in the bus. It sold to a spontaneous round of applause in the saleroom.
"This isn't a good-looking vehicle by any stretch of the imagination, but it is of social and historical interest.
"It is an irreplaceable one-off - an iron bus for the Iron Lady."
The bus, which boasts armour-plated glass and a blast-proof floor, has travelled 17,398 miles.
It is also fitted with a 12-litre Rolls-Royce engine.