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000601 - Ailsa-Volvo/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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The model - a preproduction sample of AV8 was on display at the ABC stall at Showbus 2001, and the model was released in Hong Kong on Saturday 13th October 2001. 

The bus - AV8 was the final Ailsa-Volvo to be delivered out of an order of 6 such vehicles. AV1 and AV2 were trial buses, resulting in an order for AV3-AV8. It attended the Commercial Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham in October 1978, being displayed on the Walter Alexander stand. It differed from the previously delivered vehicles in having a Voith fully automatic gearbox.

The above information is extracted from Mike Davis's excellent reference book
"Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years"

 
 Manufacturer of model  ABC Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Ailsa-Volvo
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  10.345 metre
 Fleet number  AV8
 Registration number  BW5239
 Route number  112
 Destination  North Point
 Quantity (total)  2,000
 
Hong Kong
UK
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
 13th Oct 2001 
Oct 2001

 
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