|The model -
this and sister model AS1007 were released exactly three years after the
last release of an AsianBus packaged model.
Although the model
represents a low-height version of the S class, which has previously been
modelled by AsianBus, it is assumed that the casting used is that of the
- LS31 was one of a batch of 56 low height Guy Arab Mk Vs known as the
'LS' class. This batch was introduced between 1973-76. They formerly carried
single deck bodies. LS31 actually entered service with it's new body on
7th February 1975. These buses, which were 5 inches lower than the 'S'
class, were used on route 15 to The Peak, where their low-height meant
they were able to traverse under Mount Kellet Road bridge. The blue radiator
grille easily identified the vehicle's low height.
The above information is just a brief extract
from Mike Davis's excellent book "Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years".