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CM-DGR003 - Dennis Condor/Duple Metsec
China Motor Bus
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The model - this Dennis Condor was announced in June 2001, and was released in July in both the UK and Hong Kong. It carries the "Reunification" livery applied to a number of vehicles of the main Hong Kong Bus Operators in 1997 to mark the return of Hong Kong to China. I am reliably informed that there may be a licensing problem with this model, which is why only a small number are available in Hong Kong.

The bus - The Dennis Condor is unique to China Motor Bus. In fact, the Condor is a rebadged Dragon, exclusive to China Motor Bus. The DA class entered service between 1990 and 1997. It consists of 92 vehicles, with DA1-DA56 featuring small top sliding windows, similar to UK vehicles, the windows being rubber mounted. DA57-82 have no opening windows, these still being rubber mounted, whilst the final batch, DA83-DA92, have bonded glazing. DA57 entered service in October 1996.

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
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Condor DDA 1809
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  DA57
 Registration number  GX 7529
 Route number  112
 Destination  So Uk
 Quantity (total)  388
 
Hong Kong
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
188
200
 Date released
July 2001
12th July 2001

 
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Photograph of the actual DA57
courtesy of Gakei
 

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