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000804 - MCW 'Super' Metrobus
China Motor Bus
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The model - This specially commissioned ABC Model for China Paint was released in Hong Kong on 1st September 2000, advertising their 'Flower' brand. Whilst 1,000 were produced, only 500 were being made available to the public for purchase. It is assumed that the other 500 are being offered to staff/customers - unless you know different?

A second version was subsequently released carrying a destination of "Not in Service".

The bus - China Motor Bus took delivery of a further eighty-two 12 metre three-axle Metrobuses following trials with ML 1 and ML2. ML49 entered service in November 1987 and was withdrawn in September 1999, after having passed to New World First Bus

 
 Manufacturer of model  ABC Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  MCW 'Super' Metrobus
 Prototype bodywork   -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  ML49
 Registration number  DT 9375
 Route number  116
 Commissioned by  China Paint
 
Version 1
Version 2
 Destination
 Quarry Bay
 Not in Service
 Quantity (total)
1,000
1,000
 Quantities (if known)
500 for China Paint
500 for general release 
?
 Date released
1 September 2000
30 September 2000

 
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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Version 1 'Quarry Bay' 
Version 2 'Not in Service'
Photograph of Version 2 courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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This page last updated Sunday, 30th November 2003
 
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