A 10-year restoration project has been completed at last by staff and students at a Liverpool college, St Margaret's Church of England High School, using high performance coach enamels provided by HMG Paints of Manchester, No.1 coatings supplier to the UK bus and coach industry.
There is a strong Manchester association, since the 60 year old bus was built by Manchester manufacturer Crossley, famed for the 'Mancunian' buses that plied the city's streets from the 1930s.
Well it didn't take long for my Irish friend Shane Conway to give us the clues.
He said; "Just seen the Macau pics - I think they are ex UK buses. Terry Partridge sent me the definitive information in July 2012, based on records published in Mike Davis's book "Far East Buses - Volume 1, Macau, The British Bus Years".
It has run a Transport Society, or 'bus club', since 1971, to give students hands-on experience of structural and mechanical restoration.