|The model -
first announced on this site at the end of May, this model was released
in Hong Kong on 6th July 2005. It features fleet number D990 in it's original
- KMB's third and final order for Daimler (Leyland) Fleetlines (150 buses)
differed from the previous two orders, in that British Aluminium Company
(BACo) bodywork was specified. The BACo bodywork was certainly very different
from any other body type, being of a very angular design. This angular
design was even applied to the wheelarches! A predominantly red livery
was applied from new which tended to improve the appearance of the design.
One feature akin to the latest low floor buses was the use of a straight
D990 entered service in March 1978 and was
withdrawn in December 1991.
The above information
has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus',
by Mike Davis and
published by DTS Publishing.