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40407 - Daimler 'A' Type/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - This model was commissioned by KMB, being released in Hong Kong in November 1996, and it's box carries the wording "First double-decker bus in Hong Kong".

The bus - 4961 was one of the first four double-deckers ordered by Kowloon Motor Bus, entering service on 17th April 1949. It remained in service until January 1980, and in 1982  underwent major reconstruction and restoration to as near original condition as was possible, to provide a suitable "vintage" vehicle for the Company's 1983 Jubilee celebrations, after which it was donated to the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus.
 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler CVG5DD 'A' series
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections Ltd
 Prototype length  7.9 metre
 Fleet number  not carried (later numbered D26)
 Registration number  4961
 Route number  3
 Destination  Jordan Road Ferry to Chuk Un
 Commissioned by  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Quantity (total)  5,000
 
Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
5,000
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 Date released
Nov 1996
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