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43224 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - Issued by KMB to celebrate China's 50th Anniversary and also 50 years of double-deck buses in Hong Kong, this model was initially to be a Hong Kong release only, however, owing to the delay in the release of several new models detailed in the Corgi 'Millennium' catalogue, Corgi decided to make this model available in the UK through Corgi Gold Star stockists.

The bus - AV456 is one of a batch of over 500 11-metre air-conditioned Volvo Olympians which entered service with KMB between 1994 and September 1998. This particular vehicle entered service on 22nd May 1998.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander Royale
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AV456
 Registration number  HT 3866
 Route number  86
 Destination  Mei Foo
 Quantity (total)  10,000
 
Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
20 Sep 1999
Nov 1999

 
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