- this model is totally fictitious, using the long established AEC Regent
casting from Corgi. The bus is meant to represent a Metsec bodied Daimler,
Fleet No 549.
- This vehicle was one of a batch of 200 and was first registered in November
1972. The bodywork was built-up from MetSec (Metal Sections) ckd (completely
knocked down) parts. The body design represented the first departure by
KMB from the traditional rear platform and staircase, having front staircases
with double-width forward entrance and a single width exit in the centre,
although on some buses, the entrance/exit was reversed.
D549 was withdrawn in 1988, but was reinstated
in July 1990, being converted to open-top in February 1993.
The above information
is extracted from the excellent book, - "The Buses of Kowloon Motor Bus"
by Mike Davis.