This week we had an owner-operator in the shop with his Kenworth W900. It was a long wheelbase, big sleeper version with a vintage paint scheme that would have been popular in the 1970’s. Glossy black with orange and maroon stripes stretch the length of the cab. We rarely see these paint schemes anymore. The owner-operator told me that him and his wife hand picked the colors themselves because they wanted a new truck with a vintage look. Most of us in the shop agreed, it’s a timeless and classy look and we would like to see more of it!
Kenworth, in fact, still does offer three color paint from the factory through their Custom Truck Sales Department. There are dozens of different stripe combinations and hundreds of color choices. Popular schemes you may remember are Jetstream, Scottsdale, Fury, Comanche, and Seminole. In a day and age when many of the custom trucks choose a monochromatic paint scheme, these paint schemes really stand out. If you’re ordering a new truck, or repainting an old one, take some inspiration from the vintage trucks of the 1970’s.
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Many of the articles compiled here where written by Bruce Mallinson. Attribution to other contributors is given in the specific articles.