|The model -
model was commissioned by KMB, being released in Hong Kong in November
1996, and it's box carries the wording "First double-decker bus in Hong
- 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.
The above information has been extracted
from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus.