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CM-DGR001 - Dennis Condor/Duple Metsec
China Motor Bus
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The model - This Condor is listed in the CsM January - June 2000 catalogue, however, the model was not released in Hong Kong until January 2001.

The bus - DA55 is one of a total batch of 92 air-conditioned vehicles, delivered to China Motor Bus between 1990-7. The opening windows were similar to those fitted to UK buses, being locked in the summer when the air-conditioning was in operation and providing sufficient ventilation during the winter. A later batch, DA57-82, had no opening windows, whilst the final batch, DA83-92, featured bonded glazing. 

The above information is extracted from Mike Davis's excellent reference book
"Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years"
 
 Manufacturer of model  Collector's Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Condor DDA 1809
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  DA55
 Registration number  FU 3477
 Route number  23
 Destination  North Point Ferry Pier
 Quantity (total)  1,000
 
Hong Kong
UK
 Quantities (if known)
500
500
 Date released
5th January 2001
27th January 2001

 
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