Hooniverse Classic Trucks Weekend – Here are a few Classic Long Haul Trucks that still get the job done.

This is the wrap-up for the Hooniverse Classic Trucks Weekend, and I decided to identify a few Classic Long Haul Trucks that can still work for a living. Quite a few f these almost look like the rigs that are being built today (Peterbilt, Kenworth, International), but there are a couple that have the basic charm of an older truck.

This is a 1972 Peterbilt 358 (Yes, a 1972. It looks just like the Pete’s built today), with a Caterpillar Diesel Engine, and a 15-Speed Transmission. One of the more unusual things about the Pete is that it uses an Aluminum Frame! $72,000 takes it home today. See the listing here, and tell me what you think of this beast.

Here is a 1964 Peterbilt 351A, and under the hood is a screaming 2-Stroke Detroit Diesel 8V71. This truck currently has over a Million Miles under its belt, and it actually looks better than most trucks currently on the road. Currently sitting in Great Bend Kansas, the seller states this truck has fresh paint, antique unit with butterfly hood, aluminum frame, fresh recovered dual air seats. Oh yea, and only Antique buyers should inquire. See the listing here, and tell me what you think.

This is a 1957 Peterbilt 281, and it looks almost indistinguishable from new. There are two things that identify this as a classic; The Harrow Hood is one (Modern engines need more room, and a much higher capacity radiator and intercooler to keep the new engines running right), and the steering wheel with the compact instrumentation panel. Today’s trucks have instruments and controls all over the dash. The asking price for this work truck is $75,000. Take a look at the listing to see how magnificent a 1957 Peterbilt can be.

This is a 1963 Kenworth W 925 Flattop Sleeper Tractor, with just under 500,000 miles on the odometer. This is another truck that is almost indistinguishable from new, as KW still makes truck that look very similar to this one. This has the Cummins 903 V-8 Diesel, with a 5+4 speed transmission, and recent paint. $25,500 takes this truck from North Carolina away, so take a look at the listing, and see if you want this very classic KW.

At one time, the Cab-Over-Engine truck was quite popular within the states, mainly because there were restrictions as to the overall length a tractor and trailer can be. This type of truck allowed a longer trailer to be used and still stay within that restriction. That all got thrown out with the deregulation of the trucking industry of the 80s, and these types of trucks quickly went out of favor over the conventional type. This is a 1969 International 4070A Transtar showing only 270,755 miles on the odometer. According to the owner:

Im selling a few trucks out of my collection. Up for sale is a very clean 1969 4070A Transtar. I am the 3rd owner of the truck. The second owner bought it in 1985 and has always been parked inside since 1985. I’ve owned the truck 5 or 6 years and I have stored it in a shed also the time I’ve owned it. It shows 270,000 miles on the working odometer. Tachometer does not work, it needs a cable. The guy I bought it from said they were original, I have no way of knowing. The paint has a good appearance and shine to it, the body is straight, the doors are solid with no rust which is rare, frame is clean and not been in the salt, rear tires are caps and are in good shape and deep in rubber, right front tire is in good shape, driver side front has more wear than the right side. It has a brand new front bumper, the engine runs and sounds great, does not smoke a lick nor leak a drop of oil. The transmission shifts tight, font end is tight and drives straight down the road, but does NOT have power steering. The interior is in great shape for a 43 year old truck. All the lights work, and this truck is ready to drive home today.

Asking price for this Cab-Over-Engine big rig is only $6,950. Take a look at the listing here, and tell me you don’t want this…

This is a 1950 International S2300 Diesel, and it is in magnificent shape. It sounds like it has an almost modern Cummins Diesel under the butterfly hood (Yes, there is a video), and it could do very well making a living for someone who would rather make it work rather than just show.

[youtube width=”700″ height=”525″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6St_tb8vg[/youtube]

Askng price is $29,000, which isn’t really a lot for a fully functioning rig like this. See the listing (which has a large group of images to scroll through) and see if a 62 year old truck is something to lust after.

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