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63142 - Mercedes-Benz 0405/Hispano Carrocera
Discovery Bay Transit
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The model -this is one of two Discovery Bay Transit Hispano Carrocera bodied Mercedes-Benz 0405 announced by Model 1 on 25th May 2018, the other features HKR120 in an earlier white/green livery (see 63141). Both were released in Hong Kong on 12th July 2018. 

The bus - DBAY73 was formerly HKR73 and was first registered on 10th August 1998. It was retired in August 2016. It was one of two Mercedes-Benz 0405 in the fleet to carry Spanish Hispano Carrocera bodywork, which were unusual in that they had no roof-mounted air-conditioning pod - the air-con units being incorporated within the bus body itesef. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Model 1
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Mercedes-Benz 0405
 Prototype bodywork  Hispano Carrocera
 Prototype length  11.6 metre
 Fleet number  DBAY73
 Registration number  HV3718
 Route number  C9
 Destination  Discovery Bay Pier
 Quantity  800
 Date released - Hong Kong  12th July 2018

 
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Captured at Sunny Bay MTR Station - November 2012
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Alighting at Discovery Bay Bus Terminus - November 2012
   
Above photographs courtesy and copyright of Donald MacRae

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