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 001102 - Guy Arab MkV/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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The model - the second version of ABC's Long Dragon was released in Hong Kong on 30th May 2001.

The bus - 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!

 Manufacturer of model  ABC Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk V
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  AC4749
 Route number  8A
 Destination  Chai Wan (San Ha St.)
 Quantity (total)  1,000
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
 Date released
 30th May 2001
July 2001



Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot


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