|The model -
Announced at the end of June 2002, this resin model was
in Hong Kong on 8th July 2002.
- HK4840 was one of a batch of 15 short wheelbase Guy Arab Mk IV to
enter service as a single deck bus between April and June 1960. All
carried Metal Sections bodywork with 'Birmingham' style fronts. After
being withdrawn, it was converted into a cash vault bus, collecting
farebox and cash boxes from Wong Chuk Hang Depot to the North Point
counting house. With such loadings, Gardner 6-cylinder 6LW engines were
fitted to replace the 5-cylinder SLW, which required the additional
projecting traditional radiator. It subsequently was converted to a
flat bed lorry, and was the oldest vehicle transferred to the New World
First Bus fleet on 1st September 1998.
The above information has been extracted
from Mike Davis's excellent book - 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus',