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43203 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this model appeared in Corgi's 'The Original Omnibus Company' July - December 1997 catalogue. Again the model depicts a 12 metre vehicle despite having a scale length of 11 metres! KMB applied this unique handover livery to 25 of it's buses. The livery carried on the model differed slightly from that carried on the actual vehicles, as Hong Kong's bureaucracy insisted that the lower-deck windows were not painted, in the interests of safety.  The actual bus also carried a pink 'skirt'.

The bus - 3AV22, a 12-metre Volvo Olympian, entered service with KMB on 15th July 1994. The 3AV class totalled 338 vehicles, the last being delivered in September 1997.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander Royale
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  3AV22
 Registration number  GB 8218
 Route number  1997
 Destination  None
 Commissioned by  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Quantity (total)  16,000
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
June 1997
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Photograph courtesy of Gareth Jones

 
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Photograph of 12-metre Olympian 3AV105
courtesy of Gakei
   

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