|The model -
the second version of ABC's Long Dragon was released in Hong Kong
on 30th May 2001.
- to cater for the ever-increasing number of passengers, CMB ordered, in
1963, ten Guy Arab V single-deck buses, featuring only 29 seats, but with
a standing capacity of 50! The first standee bus?
They were 35ft 9in in length, having a 22ft
wheelbase and rear overhang of over 10ft. This long low appearance gave
them the nickname "The Long Dragons". Their introduction was delayed owing
to the Government having concerns over their size and manoeuvrability,
and their initial refusal to grant a licence for the prototype, however,
undeterred, CMB ordered a further ten such vehicles!