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20013 - Dennis Condor/Duple Metsec
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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 bus - 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
"Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years"

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Condor
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  DA86
 Registration number  HG9673
 Route number  38
 Destination  Chi Fu Fa Yuen
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong 20th June 2003

 
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