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03014 - Daimler Fleetline/MetSec
China Motor Bus
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The model - this model was announced on 15th November 2003, and released in Hong Kong on 28th November 2003.

The bus - 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, LF18 being one such recipient.

LF7 was one of the first batch of 30 Daimler fleetlines with Metal Sections bodywork, which entered service between January and May 1974. When new, these buses were fitted with a small destination screen and single track route number blind. LF7 was withdrawn in December 1988 and later scrapped.

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.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Best Choose
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline CRG6-33 
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  10.1 metre
 Fleet number  LF7
 Registration number  BE 9343
 Route number  8
 Destination  Wan Chai Ferry
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  28th November 2003

 
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