- the first Leyland Fleetline casting from Best Choose features uniquely
bodied LF106 and was released in Hong Kong in January 2003. In June of
that year, Best Choose announced a further version of this model (03012)
in it's later blue and cream livery.
- China Motor Bus took delivery of 305 Long Fleetlines between 1975 and
1979. The first batch of 30 vehicles had MetSec bodywork, the second batch
of 75 had an improved MetSec bodywork, LF106 carried a unique MetSec bodywork
and the final batch (LF107-305) had Alexander bodywork. Several of the
first batch of 30 received new Alexander bodies between 1986 and 1988,
LF106, new to China Motor Bus in July 1976,
was the last Metal Sections body fitted to the Fleetline chassis, and was
an attempt by Metsec to update the body from their rather 'bland' looking
bodies fitted to LF1 - LF105. The modifications included a peaked dome,
similar to Alexander bodied versions, push-out opening top deck front windows
and additional bodywork trim. No further examples were delivered to any
Hong Kong bus operator, although quantities were to delivered to Singapore.
The above information
has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus',
by Mike Davis and
published by DTS Publishing.