- In mid-November 1999, samples of this model were distributed to
Hong Kong stockists. It carried the livery of New Lantau Bus, but did not
carry a fleetname.
It has since emerged that ABC Models have
secured sole rights to "produce and decorate replica models of NLB's Leyland
Victory 2 buses", and therefore it was considered unlikely that this model
would be released, HOWEVER, it has been released
in the UK, carrying NLB emblems. Unlike previous Collector's Models, this
model has no driver, no passengers, no bus stop, no limited edition certificate,
and no cardboard background.
The bus -
New Lantau Motor Bus Company (1973) Ltd, or NLB for short, purchased 15
Leyland Victory Mk 2s, some being acquired second-hand from Kowloon Motor
Bus. The original livery is that shown above, but when the company was
acquired by Kwoon Chung Motor Co Ltd in early 1992, several vehicles received
a new green and white livery. LD 7 was new to the company in January 1982
and was withdrawn in 1993.