- this is one of five BACo bodied AEC Regent Mk Vs announced by APEC
in early December 2018. Not being licensed
products they carry no fleetnames or logos.
- Kowloon Motor Bus purchased it's first 30 AEC Regent Mk Vs in 1963,
these being over 34ft in length - at the time the largest double-deck
bus in the world! These were acquired in an attempt to deal with the
ever-increasing passenger demand. Previously, the company had to rely
on standard sized British buses. These buses could carry 110
passengers. They were originally fitted with sliding gates, but these
were soon replaced with platform doors. KMB rebuilt the entire class
during 1980-82, thus making them suitable for one man operation. The
front entrance was moved forward and reduced to single
the rear platform entrance/exit was moved to the centre, as double
width doors and a centre staircase. The models represent the buses
after this rebuilding exercise.
first registered on 21st January 1963 and was withdrawn in 1981.