|The model - this is one of two releases carrying Salem cigarette advertising issued on 11th July 2017 (see also DC1008).
- the Daimler DMS was designed and developed for London Transport as
first purpose built one man operated double deck bus. After the trials
in London of the Park Royal bodied XA Atlanteans and XF Fleetlines, it
was the Daimler Fleetlines that were preferred. Over 2,600 of these
were built, mostly with MCW bodies, but they were subject to many
in service. The stop-start driving conditions in London made them
and this, combined with driver stress, made the vehicles unpopular.
2 years of entering service , London Transport started to sell off
buses, and being still very new, they were in great demand. They soon
to appear all over the UK, in colourful liveries, and many went
China Motor Bus were quick to take advantage of the situation and
a total of 207, which were painted into their blue and cream livery.