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92206 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus

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The modelnews of this model (and 92207) was first published on this site on 13th March 2011. Official confirmation appeared on the KMB website three days later. This version shows the vehicle in its early life, still with the Volvo badge and yellow fog lights in the bumper. Model 92207 shows the vehicle in later life. Both models were released on 5th April 2011.

The bus - AV1 was the first Volvo Olympian to be fitted with air-conditioning and the first to be delivered to KMB. It arrived completely built up in the autumn of 1993, having been bodied by Alexanders in Falkirk, Scotland. It was registered FW5572 on 10th January 1994. It carried a Volvo emblem on the radiator grille and featured low level fog lights set into the front bumper. Its headlight surrounds were painted black. It suffered accident damage in December 1996 and re-emerged with a modified grille, losing its Volvo emblem and fog lights and model 92207 is based on this modification. Subsequent deliveries commenced in August 1994, these being shipped in kit form and assembled in Hong Kong. The final delivery was in the shape of AV531, which was registered on 7th September 1998. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  AV1
 Registration number  FW 5572
 Route number  300
 Destination  Prince Edward MTR
 Quantity  1,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  5th April 2011
 

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Donald MacRae
 

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