- The third New World First Bus (NWFB) model in a set of three Olympians,
announced in early December 1998, which carry cryptic banner adverts for
the then new company. This model carries the wording 'We must stop meeting
like this' on an orange background, whilst the smaller lettering, on a
green background reads 'now we have more frequent services'. The Chinese
equivalent is carried on the nearside. The model correctly represents an
11 metre vehicle and was released in Hong Kong in January 1999. It was
not issued in the UK.
- VA60 was acquired by NWFB on 1st September 1998 when it took over the
franchised bus operations from China Motor Bus (CMB). It was new to CMB
in February 1998, being one of the final batch of 14 such vehicles.
After the initial batches of new NWFB vehicles
in 1998, which carried the full 'wave' livery (see 44401),
buses acquired from CMB were subsequently repainted, omitting the 'wave',
thus enabling greater advertising space between the upper and lower decks.