|The model -
these three versions of the China Motor Bus Guy Arab UF, as originally
delivered, were announced on the Hong Kong Model Co. website in early December
2008. Their official release date is recorded as 7th December.
- 100 Guy Arabs with underfloor engines were delivered to China Motor Bus
between 1954 and 1961. They featured front and rear folding doors and could
seat 43 passengers with 23 standees. Two conductors were employed to operate
the manually operated doors and collect fares. Additional radiators from
scrapped Tilling-Stevens buses were fitted to most of the UFs in the late
1960's. With the introduction of one-man-operation in the early 1970's,
the buses were well suited with their forward entrance. At the same time,
the rear doors were either locked or panelled over.
The above information has been extracted
from Mike Davis' excellent reference book
Kong Buses Volume One - China Motor Bus, where a superb photograph
of 4143 can be found.