|The model -
The third issue of the Buses Model Guy Arab single-decker was announced,
and released, in March 2001. This casting has not been used since. Best
Choose have since issued a model of HK4212 in it's earlier bus livery,
and featuring the correct exposed radiator - see 02011.
- Delivered new in June 1955, HK 4212 was one of a batch of ten short wheelbase
Guy Arabs with Metal Sections bodywork.
The actual vehicle, which is photographed
in Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years', was in fact fitted with an
exposed radiator. It was withdrawn in 1976, finding subsequent use as a
towing vehicle, and carrying the yellow and blue livery of the model.