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43206 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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The model - this model appeared in Corgi's 'The Original Omnibus Company' July - December 1997 catalogue and was released in Hong Kong in December. It was commissioned by the Hong Kong Transport Society. The model is accurate as it represents a 11 metre prototype.

The bus - VA40 was is one of twenty air-conditioned buses purchased by CMB in 1996 for the expansion of its Cross-harbour bus route network to the New Territories, as well as for the service conversion to a partially air-conditioned route. The VA class totalled 64 buses, the last (and last bus purchased by CMB) being VA64, which entered service in August 1998. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander R type
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  VA40
 Registration number  GP8588
 Route number  780
 Destination  Central
 Commissioned by  Hong Kong Transport Society
 Quantity (total)  13,500
 
      Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
December 1997
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