|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'.
- 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was withdrawn in September 1981.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.