MATS: Western Star turns back the clock with limited edition ’67 Truck

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In honor of its inaugural year in the truck making game, Western Star Trucks will produce a limited edition 4900 model.

The Limited Edition 67 will be equipped with a specially-built Detroit Diesel DD15 engine and commemorative trim. Western Star will manufacture just 100 of these trucks this year.

The Limited Edition 67’s DD15 engine features 560 horsepower and 1,967 lb-ft. of torque and was built solely for this Western Star truck.

"We are very excited to honor Western Star’s heritage with this one-of-a-kind limited edition truck," said Rich Shearing, senior manager of product strategy for Western Star. "Coupled with the most powerful DD15 engine to-date, the Limited Edition 67 will allow Western Star customers to experience the same ruggedness and durability expected of the 4900 with more power and improved performance."

In addition to the DD15, the Limited Edition 67 will feature customized leather seats embroidered with the limited edition logo, special badging and a personalized owner’s kit. The limited edition truck will be available to order in any 4900 series model beginning in April 2009.

For a complete wrap-up of Day 1 at MATS, or a real-time account of Day 2’s events, check out Marco Beghetto’s blog.

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