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44801 - Leyland Victory Mk 2/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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The model - first announced in Corgi's 'Into the Millennium' Catalogue with a release date of November 1999, this Leyland Victory Mk2 subsequently appeared in the October - December 2000 catalogue. It was actually released in Hong Kong in June 2000. 

The bus - LV36 was one of 147 such vehicles purchased by China Motor Bus between October 1979 and October 1981. It was withdrawn in 1998, at which time it was part of the New World First Bus, and was kindly donated by that company to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum in Dunfermline.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Victory Mk 2
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  9.7 metre
 Fleet number  LV36
 Registration number  CH9399
 Route number  11C
 Destination  Chai Wan
 Quantity (total)  5,000
 
      Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
?
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 Date released
10th Jun 2000
3rd Aug 2000

 
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Photograph of LV36 in Scotland
courtesy of Andrew Shirley
 

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