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The Kenworth W900 is HOW old?

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So does somebody know? It must be at least 50 year old or approaching it quickly. Wouldn't it be nice if somebody would (would have?) highlight(ed) this event with a fully dressed and new W900 model kit? What do you guys think? Such an iconic vehicle should be celebrated in some way and this would be a very nice way to do it. Start the discussion!

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1961 was its born on date. That would be sweet.

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i have a book of the history of kenworth

it started as gerlinger motor company in 1915 and the first constuction was a gersix truck the take the ger from gerlinger and a six from the concept of big six cilinder motor its a long story til 1922 on 23 december when the name kenworth was born after a lot of suggestions the have a combination of mr kent and mr worthington

the kenworth motor truck corporation was formed

i hope that its helps for the history of this beautiful truck

i love those kenworth,s

jacobus

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1961 was its born on date. That would be sweet.

1961!? Wow, it's even older than I thought! So its 50th birthday came and went without a peep. So sad.

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i have a picture of a kw from 1949 looks like the al the convencionals after that time

w type was 1961 what tj said

kw busses and coaches have in 1937 k and w type,s

the older ones have numbers

if the book is wrong sorry guys

but it have a lot of old pictures of the development of type,s like cab beside engine k type [no emblem on the radiator]

bullnose etc

jacobus

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1961!? Wow, it's even older than I thought! So its 50th birthday came and went without a peep. So sad.

Well, Revell didn't bring out the 2010 Mustang GT kit until well into 2011, as just one example I can think of. Seems like only Tamiya and Revell AG get current models out in the current model year. :lol:

Of course, this is assuming a 50th anniversarry W900 kit was even in the cards...

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