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63629 (CM182) - Volvo B8L/Wrights Gemini 3
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The model - news of this model first appeared on 8th December 2022 when it was offered as a pre-order item to Citybus and New World First Bus staff. It was announced as a pre-order item by Model 1 on 14th January 2023 and released shortly afterwards. My thanks to Peter Harrison for sending me photographs of the model.

The bus - 8829 is the final bus of a batch of thirty such vehicles which entered service with Citybus between December 2019 and January 2022. It was first registered on 21st January 2022. It made its debut in Year of the Rabbit livery on 11th January 2023.

The wording on the box reads:- "
To celebrate the year of the rabbit, Citybus adorned an Volvo B8L (Fleet number: 8829) with an exclusive edition "Joyous Rabbit" design. Our Joyous Rabbit is decorated with meticulous yet powerful ink wash painting style in smart golden yellow. The joyous rabbit is looking at the fruitful results with shimmering eyes. We hope everyone will be lucky, wealthy and prosperous all year round!

Citybus wishes all Hong Kong citizens the best of health and achieve anything that your heart desires!"

     
 Manufacturer of model  Model 1
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo B8L
 Prototype bodywork  Wrights Gemini 3
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  8829
 Registration number  XV1863
 Route number  78X
 Destination  Fanling
 Quantity  500
 Date released - Hong Kong  15th January 2023
      
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