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Guy Arab Mk IV Service Vehicle
China Motor Bus
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The model - Announced at the end of June 2002, this resin model was released in Hong Kong on 8th July 2002.

The bus - 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 After being withdrawn, it was converted into a cash vault bus, collecting farebox and cash boxes from Wong Chuk Hang Depot to the North Point counting house.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',

 
 Manufacturer of model  Supreme
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk IV
 Registration number  HK4840
 Quantity  300
 Date released  8th July 2002

 
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