20-year run for Pete 379 comes to an end

DENTON, Tex. — The final Model 379 Legacy Class Edition marked the end of an era for truckmaker Peterbilt Motors.

The event, says Pete, marks the completion of the 379’s 20-year run as an industry icon for groundbreaking styling, quality, prestige and legendary performance.

The last Pete 379 Legacy rolls off the production line

Peterbilt Wisconsin, in its 37th year as a Peterbilt dealer, delivered the 1,000th Model 379 Legacy to TWX Corp., based in Two Rivers, Wis., whose owners, Kevin and Laurie Hagenow, accompanied the truck through the assembly process and drove it off the production line in Denton, Tex.

Since 1986 Peterbilt has produced more than 230,000 Model 379s. The company says 89 percent remain in operation serving customers today.

The classic truck is replaced by the new Model 389, which “carries all the class and legendary performance synonymous with its predecessor, 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.

Along with the new 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, the company says.

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