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 AS1005 - Guy Arab Mk IV/Park Royal
China Motor Bus
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The model - previous Hong Kong models from Britbus were issued as AsianBus models, however the packaging of this model, released in Hong Kong on 11th March 2004, reads 'Manufactured for Britbus by Asianbus'.

The bus - 17 Guy Arab Mk IVs were purchased from Southdown and entered service in Hong Kong between December 1970 and January 1972. They were the first second-hand buses purchased by CMB. The buses were new to Southdown in 1956, and were bought to cover for the short wheelbase Guy Arab Mk V single deckers whilst they were re-bodied as double-deckers.

In 1974, as part of CMB's push towards One Man Operation, a decision was taken to refurbish these vehicles, which included the fitting of a single-width doorway, with folding doors, in the first of the nearside bays. A farebox was fitted and the bulkhead window was altered, thus allowing the driver to see the farebox!

MW17 entered service in January 1972 and was withdrawn in September 1981. This model was announced in February 2004.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Britbus
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk IV
 Prototype bodywork  Park Royal
 Prototype length  8.6 metre (28 feet)
 Fleet number  MW17
 Registration number  AH4164
 Route number  73
 Destination  Stanley
 Quantity (total)  1,008
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
?
?
 Date released
11th March 2004
April 2004

 
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