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04062 - Leyland Olympian/ECW
China Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model first appeared on this site on 31st July 2004, after a pre-production example was displayed at the  'Exhibition on History of Hong Kong Buses'. The model features the later plain front grille area, presumably replaced after accident damage. Alternate route nos./destinations of 111 Ping Shek and 106 Chai Wan are provided. The model comes with a limited edition certificate  which shows a photograph of BR2 with it's original ECW style grille.

The bus - as part of the policy of China Motor Bus in the early 1980's to assess different types of vehicles, two Leyland Olympians were ordered and delivered in 1981. BR1 was a 10-metre example, with BR2 being slightly longer at 10.3-metre. BR2 was refurbished in the mid-1980's and received the coach livery featured on the model.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Best Choose 
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Eastern Coach Works (ECW)
 Prototype length  10.3 metre
 Fleet number  BR2
 Registration number  CR 4223
 Route number  182
 Destination  Cleverly Street
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  10th September 2004

 
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