|The model -
announced on 6th June 2003, this Dennis Condor carries standard
New World First Bus livery but with banner advertising for 'NWFB Online'.
The model was released in Hong Kong on 20th June 2003. The limited edition
certificate is in the shape of a computer screen.
- The Dennis Condor is unique to China Motor Bus. In fact, the Condor is
a rebadged Dragon, exclusive to China Motor Bus. The DA class entered service
between 1990 and 1997. It consists of 92 vehicles, with DA1-DA56 featuring
small top sliding windows, similar to UK vehicles, the windows being rubber
mounted. DA57-82 have no opening windows, these still being rubber mounted,
whilst the final batch, DA83-DA92, have bonded glazing. DA86 entered service
on 25th August 1997 and was transferred to the New World First Bus fleet
on 1st September 1998 when China Motor Bus lost it's franchise.
The above information is extracted from Mike
Davis's excellent reference book
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years"