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300800 - Guy Arab Mk IV/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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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.

The bus - 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 It was withdrawn in 1976, finding subsequent use as a towing vehicle, and carrying the yellow and blue livery of the model.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk IV
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  25'
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  HK 4212
 Route number  -
 Destination  -
 Quantity  2,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  24th March 2001

 
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