Peterbilt Celebrates 75 Years with Model 579 Anniversary Edition

During the Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt announced a new special Model 579 that features unique interior and exterior styling and exclusive content.

Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President, Darrin Siver said, “This is a milestone year for the company and we wanted to acknowledge it in a way that has been defining Peterbilt for 75 years – products distinctively styled, technologically advanced and designed to maximize the satisfaction and bottom lines of our customers. In this tradition, we have taken the most innovative on-highway vehicle in the company’s history and complemented it with components, accents and amenities that celebrate Peterbilt’s past and future.”

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The Peterbilt Model 579 75th Anniversary Edition is now available for order!

The Anniversary Edition features a two-color paint design similar to the original 1939 Peterbilt and the 50th anniversary edition Peterbilt. The new vehicle also includes bright accessories and a premium interior with exclusive logos and a unique numbered nameplate.

“Since its introduction, the Model 579 has exceeded the high expectations we initially set for it, as well as those of our customers,” said Peterbilt Chief Engineer Landon Sproull. “It has been a major success and proudly stands among Peterbilt’s most iconic trucks introduced throughout our 75 year history. This Class 8 aerodynamic leader exemplifies Peterbilt’s 75-year commitment to innovation, quality, dependability and safety.

“The 75th Anniversary Edition combines these product hallmarks with a new head-turning design that celebrates Peterbilt past and future.”

“The Model 579 75th Anniversary Edition is truly a tribute to Peterbilt’s storied history and to our auspicious future,” said Siver. “This special edition vehicle is sure to attract attention from Peterbilt customers and across the North American highways, and will be the featured truck during our 75th Anniversary Tour as it visits dealerships and trucking events throughout the year.”

Source: http://www.peterbilt.com/about/media/2014/403/