Someone found a lost treasure in a European storage yard

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Infosaur, Mar 19, 2023.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I didn’t know it survived. It’s sad that it’s in this shape, but at least it’s not a total loss. Someone needs to launch a rescue mission and get it into a museum or possibly restored.
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    That video popped up in my YouTube feed, and now I keep seeing all kinds of stuff on it. I did find some interior shots, it has a pretty cool looking ####pit. It looks like it even had a phone in the center console.


  4. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Abbottstown PA
  5. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    It’d be a cool addition to the Iowa 80 Museum.
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  6. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    *raises hand

    “Me! Me! Me! Pick Me!”

    But honestly it’d be better off in someone else’s hands. I’d like to see it in a museum and maybe reconditioned so it can go on tours. I don’t want it to suffer the fate of the GM Motorama buses, or Ford’s Big Red.
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    there are a few of them left. Dave Kindig from #####ing Rides restored one and another sold for 4 million at Barrett Jackson in 2015.

  8. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Mmmm, want to lick the candy!

    Also, completely unsafe and impractical but I love the front doors and stairs leading up to the “bridge/####pit”, it’s just so different than traditional trucks. I’d like to climb up there once.

    (really? The “little room on an airplane where the pilots sit” is censored? Sheesh.)

    Also, $4mill? I wonder how much it would cost to scratch build one? Okay, fine, off the shelf engine, transmission and suspension unless it’s some really weird unique gauge, but to fab the chassis, body and trim? Gotta be less than $4mil right?
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  9. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    There's a lot of classic vehicles you could replicate for much less than the cost to buy. It's all about provenance. They want to be the guy who owns a real one and pay a premium for it.

    Also yes I find it hilarious every time the forum censors ####pit. There's even a name for the problem named after a British town Scunthorpe.
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  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    And hilariously, THAT part of the female anatomy is apparently ok here...

    Ill be polite, but it is one of my personal favorite epithets
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  11. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Berea, KY
    Chick Magnet :)
    And cooler than any weinermobile
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