|The model -
one of a pair of models released in Hong Kong on 31st December 2001,
these being the first diecast models from the Hong Kong Model Co. - the
other being 768043A.
- 100 such vehicles were delivered to China Motor Bus between 1954 and
1961. Originally these vehicles had an underfloor radiators, but problems
with overheating were encountered as a result of Hong Kong's testing climate,
and the majority of these buses were fitted with an additional 'Birmingham'
style radiator between 1967-69. This model represents the vehicle after
having received such treatment.
Mike Davis' book China Motor Bus shows a
photograph of No. 4143, taken in 1966, with it's original 'front-end'.