The old rigs are getting valuable

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  1. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Looks like the old ones in good condition are getting valuable .

    I’d rather have the old one in good condition that a slightly used one that’s gonna be nothing until trouble with the computer and emissions 513449FE-7A49-4E3F-9DC2-B0741956D90B.png 8D41C9EB-D43B-4C73-8A21-D988BD59B374.png
     
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  3. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    The thing is, they are only valuable to a very small crowd. Most companies won't let you lease on unless you have a very new truck and that is becoming more common.
     
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  4. AModelCat

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    I've got a W900A I'd be willing to part with for $45k. Some assembly required.
     
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  5. NYStarcar

    NYStarcar Light Load Member

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    That 389 is not what I would call an old truck and the 359 looks like a complete restoration. As shooter said many companies won't lease on a truck more than 10 years old no matter the condition and I find more and more that won't even allow gliders with pre emissions power.
     
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  6. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Yep and ontop of that with fuel heading towards $5 a gallon those old trucks may save on maintaince sure....but they will eat you alive in fuel. Your also starting to see some insurance charge a premium for older trucks as they are "less safe" and cost a lot more to fix in the event of a wreck.

    I love the concept of old iron and how reliable and easy to fix they are especially after the problems i had with my 579....But at the same time they are being priced out of the market in multiple ways. New plastic trucks may be less attractive and require a lot more maintaince to avoid issues but sadly they are also starting to out perform old iron to such a degree in all fields that old iron has an experation date at this point on being viable in most cases.
     
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  7. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    I still love seeing them go down the road, especially a cabover, it's like seeing a UFO.
     
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  8. NYStarcar

    NYStarcar Light Load Member

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    The industry and insurance compainies seem to be pushing for automatic braking and lane departure systems to become a standard item on all trucks.
     
  9. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I have a 1979 Model A. No assembly required. Can I hear 50k? lol

    @AModelCat lol
     
  10. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    Not only that
    But it’s most likely going to be an older driver who appreciates the older trucks. Or hoods in general

    Every year there will be less drivers who would even consider driving, or even know how to drive a hood
     
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  11. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Ive met more then a few who think im an idiot for prefering a manual over an auto. And more that have never and have no idea HOW to drive a stick.
     
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