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BMC01104 - MCW 'Super' Metrobus
China Motor Bus
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The modelOne of two versions of China Motor Bus ML1 announced towards the end of August 2015. This version represents the bus in later life, with a 'black on white' front number plate located beneath the drivers windscreen, the asymmetrical front grille, no CMB emblem above the front destination. The second (BMC01116) features the bus as delivered, with the CMB emblem above the front destination screen, a 'white on red' front number plate located on the nearside of the front bumper and in my opinion a 'neat' front grille and differing driving mirrors. No release date is currently known.

These images are of an early pre-production sample

The busMCW Super Metrobuses ML1 and ML2 were the first of six trial buses to be used by China Motor Bus for evaluation purposes. ML1 was delivered in May 1981, with ML2 following in late October that same year. Upon it's withdrawal from service, it was shipped to Australia for City Sightseeing duties. 

ML1 has since been acquired for preservation, and the following Xtra page shows the same vehicle on 26th January 2007, Australia Day, operating a special shuttle service in Sydney.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype Chassis  MCW 'Super' Metrobus
 Prototype Bodywork   -
 Prototype Length  12 metre
 Fleet No.  ML1
 Registration No.  CM 8935
 Route No.  104
 Destination  Pak Tin
 Quantity   900
 Date released  1st October 2015

 
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