|The model -
news of this model first came to light on 13th April 2013, the 80th
anniverasry of KMB. The model comes in a special presentation box to
mark this event. It is believed some were made available for release on
the 13th April when KMB held a special event at its Shatin Depot. The
general release of the model is planned for May 2013.
- 4961 was one of the first four double-deckers ordered by Kowloon Motor
Bus, entering service on 17th April 1949. It remained in service until
January 1980, and in 1982 underwent major reconstruction and restoration
to as near original condition as was possible, to provide a suitable "vintage"
vehicle for the Company's 1983 Jubilee celebrations, after which it was
donated to the Hong Kong Museum of History.