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 8167A - Albion Victor VT17AL/BACo
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was announced on 3rd November 2008 and it was released in Hong Kong on 6th November. This model represents the vehicle in the 1980's, with folding doors having replaced the sliding gates. 

The bus - Kowloon Motor Bus ordered 100 Albion Victors in 1960 and these were delivered during 1961, the bodywork being assembled in Hong Kong having been shipped ckd (completely knocked down) as kits from British Aluminium Co. Ltd, England. They were originally fitted with tubular sliding gates but in the 1970's, during refurbishment, folding doors were fitted and the front radiator grille modified. 

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book
'Hong Kong Buses - Volume 2 - Kowloon Motor Bus'.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Hong Kong Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Albion Victor VT17AL
 Prototype bodywork  British Aluminium Co.
 Prototype length  29' 9"
 Fleet number  L51
 Registration number  HK4552
 Route number  32R
 Destination  Shing Mun Reservoir
 Quantity  Uncertificated
 Date released  6th November 2008

 
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