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Pete Delivers Last Model 379; Two-decade Run Comes to an End

April 05, 2007

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The final Model 379 Legacy Class Edition marked the end of an era and the completion of its 20-year run as an industry icon for groundbreaking styling, quality, prestige and legendary performance.

Peterbilt Wisconsin, in its 37th year as a Peterbilt dealer, delivered the 1,000th Model 379 Legacy Class Edition to TWX Corp., based in Two Rivers, Wis. The proud owners, Kevin and Laurie Hagenow, celebrated its production by accompanying the truck through the assembly process and bringing its engine to life as they drove the truck off the production line in Denton. The Hagenow's have been in business for nearly a decade and operate a Peterbilt exclusive fleet, pulling flatbeds and drop deck trailers.
The final 1,000th Model 379 Legacy Class Edition featured:
• Multiple unique exterior Legacy Class Edition emblems on the grille and both sides of the cab
• A custom dash plate inscribed with number 1,000
• A polished aluminum hood centerline
• Premium UltraRide seats embroidered with the Legacy Class Edition emblem
• The Platinum Oval Package, which includes a punched oval-pattern grille and air cleaner intake screen, polished grille bars and stainless steel sunvisor
• The premium Platinum level interior
• ConcertClass sound system with Sirius satellite radio
• And the Peterbilt in-dash GPS Navigation System.
Since 1986 Peterbilt has produced more than 230,000 Model 379s. The company says 89 percent remain in operation serving customers today.
Peterbilt's Model 389 incorporates key styling elements of the Model 379 while adding new advanced technologies and refinements for improved aerodynamics.
"The Model 389 carries all the class and legendary performance synonymous with the Model 379 and other Peterbilt models while reducing operating costs through better fuel economy," said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.
The Model 389 features a new, lightweight and durable aluminum hood, a new one-piece aluminum surround with a punched-oval pattern grille and polished aluminum grille bars, polished-aluminum fender reinforcements, innovative headlamps and a new aerodynamic hood ornament.
The chassis has simplified routings to allow for easier access to service points, further improving serviceability.
The new aerodynamic, high-grade aluminum headlamps feature complex-reflector technology that increases forward lighting by 226 percent, helping reduce operator fatigue. Bulb life is improved by 600 percent. Long-life LED directional signals are integrated into the headlamp design. Along with the new Model 389, Peterbilt offers the Model 388, which has many of the same features, but with a shorter BBC to serve the needs of customers in more length-sensitive applications.

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