Grant Palmer’s first vehicles were two ex-Lothian Leyland Atlanteans acquired for school contracts in 1999. These Atlanteans were from the later batches fitted with automatic gearboxes, but no power steering, which made them odd vehicles to drive. OSC 602V was repainted in an early version of the fleet colours whereas GSC 641X retained Lothian colours until it’s withdrawal in 2005. At the time of writing OSC 602V survives in preservation awaiting restoration. The vehicles are seen parked in the area shared with Lutonian Buses at Sedgwick Road in November 2003.