|The model -
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'.
- 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
The above information has been extracted
from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus.