CMB Dennis Jubilant

Responding to the introduction of front-engined Victory-2 by Leyland, Dennis produced a new model, 'Jubilant', with similar mechanic specification, for the Hong Kong market. However, it seems that Jubilant is not as preferable as Victory-2 for China Motor Bus (CMB). The company purchased only 30 Jubilants, but there were 167 Victory-2s ordered. First Jubilant purchased by CMB is DS1, which was registered as CD 2198 on 8 February, 1980, and all 30 vehicles were delivered and started their service within about 3 months.

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DS6 / CD 3693 at Sau Kei Wan bus terminus. Note the difference of the front of this bus with the rest of Jubilants. (1998/07/21)

The last Jubilant purchased by CMB is DS30 / CE 9439. The bus is seen serving Rt.2, a route that traditionally served by Fleetlines. (1998/07/30)

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