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Kenworth Trucks of the 1950s & 1950-1979 2 Book Set

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For Kenworth, the 1950s were some of its most exciting years. A financial windfall started out the decade, with a special truck built for ARAMCO that became a standard at oil sites around the world. In the mid 1950s Kenworth began building trucks in Canada and developed a new design with the cab beside the engine, upping the cargo capacity by 1,000 pounds and offering greatly improved visibility for the driver. In 1956 the company became a subsidiary of the Pacific Car and Foundry Company and under new ownership the 900 model, with a lighter, shorter chassis, was introduced. And, in 1957 the first tilt cab over engine was introduced with easier access to the engine and transmission for servicing. See the huge variety of Kenworths moving goods to Americans at the start of boom times.

Kenworth Trucks are among the most popular trucks to trucking enthusiasts. The trucks have been around for more than 75 years and are still popular today. Adams highlights the golden era of trucking through crisp time-period photographs that highlight trucking companies and owners putting their Kenworth trucks into action. The Kenworth Motor Truck Company has always been dedicated to quality and trucks made to the customer?s specifications. By 1950 Kenworth had more than 30 different models operating in almost every state west of the Mississippi.

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Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars

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Language: English

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