|The model -
Announced at the end of June 2002, this resin model was
in Hong Kong on 8th July 2002.
- HK4840 was one of a batch of 15 short wheelbase Guy Arab Mk IV to
enter service as a single deck bus between April and June 1960. All
carried Metal Sections bodywork with 'Birmingham' style fronts. After
being withdrawn, it was converted into a cash vault bus, collecting
farebox and cash boxes from Wong Chuk Hang Depot to the North Point
counting house. With such loadings, Gardner 6-cylinder 6LW engines were
fitted to replace the 5-cylinder SLW, which required the additional
projecting traditional radiator. It subsequently was converted to a
flat bed lorry, and was the oldest vehicle transferred to the New World
First Bus fleet on 1st September 1998.
The above information has been
from Mike Davis's excellent book - 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus',