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clayton

Aughhhh!! The 389 is being retired😤😢😢😢😤

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Don’t get me wrong, the 567 is a really nice truck, and evolution of design and tech is inevitable. It pays tribute, in a way, to the classic design that says, “This is a Peterbilt.” It’s not bad at all.

But parked next to a 389, (or better yet a 379) there’s no comparison. The 567 and others will always be in the shadow of what I think is the true icon of the American road. Even if production stops, there will still be many out on the road for many years to come, and at shows to enjoy. Still sad to see the page turn on them.

Like many, I like the trucks of my youth. Nostalgia will always be one of the most powerful influences in deciding what we think is cool, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Embrace it!

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On 7/8/2019 at 10:02 PM, vincen47 said:

Don’t get me wrong, the 567 is a really nice truck, and evolution of design and tech is inevitable. It pays tribute, in a way, to the classic design that says, “This is a Peterbilt.” It’s not bad at all.

But parked next to a 389, (or better yet a 379) there’s no comparison. The 567 and others will always be in the shadow of what I think is the true icon of the American road. Even if production stops, there will still be many out on the road for many years to come, and at shows to enjoy. Still sad to see the page turn on them.

Like many, I like the trucks of my youth. Nostalgia will always be one of the most powerful influences in deciding what we think is cool, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Embrace it!

Let's give credit where it's due the great grand daddy of the 379. The 1938 Fageol.

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That's when men were men.

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Even if it's phased out, just like the 359's, you will still see em around for the next 40 yrs or so, no huge concern...I got a friend that just ordered 4 new 2020 389's, all 72" sleepers, should b here in about a month. He bought 6 567's and 3 579's (1 has the EQIP lower aero package, cool looking truck) before the end of last yr, all silver met, all pulling tankers.

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