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CC25503 - Daimler 'A' type/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - This model was unexpectedly announced on 1st December 2005, with a release date of the 2nd December! Commissioned by KMB it's box carries the wording 'First double-decker bus in Hong Kong'.

The bus - 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, subsequently receiving fleet number, and in 1982 it 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.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:50
 Prototype chassis  Daimler CVG5DD 'A' series
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections Ltd
 Prototype length  7.9 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  4961
 Route number  3
 Destination  Jordan Road Ferry to Chuk Un
 Quantity  1,200
 Date released - Hong Kong  2nd December 2005
 
 
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