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43221 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - 1999 was the Year of the Rabbit, and as in 1998, the Year of the Tiger, KMB issued another suitably decorated vehicle.Unfortunately, Corgi have again issued this model with an incorrect registration number, HL831, (the same mistake as with the Year of the Tiger), the correct number being HG 4169.

The bus - AV278 is one of a batch of over 500 11-metre air-conditioned Volvo Olympians which entered service with KMB between 1994 and September 1998. This particular vehicle entered service on 16th October 1997.

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 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander Royale
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AV278 (not displayed)
 Registration number  HL 831
 Route number  1999
 Destination  Year of the Rabbit
 Quantity (total)  10,000
 
Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
10,000
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 Date released
Feb 1999
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This page last updated Tuesday, 11th September 2001
 
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