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39101 - Leyland Olympian/ECW
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - once Best Choose had produced the China Motor Bus version of the ECW Olympian (04062), it was only a matter of time before the KMB version was modelled, and this was announced in KMB Today in September 2004 and reported on this site on 10 September. The model represents the vehicle in it's early years, as in 1983/4 it was repainted into the all-over cream livery. The model was released in Hong Kong on 5th November 2004. 

The bus - in 1980 KMB ordered three of Leyland's new chassis, the Olympian, for evaluation purposes. All three were 10.3metre length models. Bodywork was ECW's standard lowheight style, but featured full-depth opening windows and the usual narrow front entrance. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop 
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Eastern Coach Works (ECW)
 Prototype length  10.3 metre
 Fleet number  BL3
 Registration number  CR2963
 Route number  112
 Destination  So Uk
 Quantity  2,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  5th November 2004

 
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