I have no idea how, why or what number plates reach good money. It seems there is no rhyme or reason as to what sells and what doesn’t except for the single letter and number plates such as A1 or F2. Sometimes plates are difficult to work out, those where you have to squint to try and work out the word aren’t worth a penny in my mind. Some can be clever and use the legal letter and numbers spot on to create something person to the owner. A chap I know just so happens to have a personalised plate that may or may not appeal to any of you dear readers. B16 HGV or Big HGV. It may be for sale for the right money although he hadn’t thought about selling it until we had a chat about private plates last week. Despite some reg number websites saying it is for sale, until now it has not been advertised or even mentioned for sale anywhere. Does anyone have any interest in it? In my book number plates are only worth what people are willing to pay! Please comment below with your thoughts or bids.
I’ve been emailed with this immaculate 1976 Volvo F89 rigid. Yes it’s just been washed but even so it looks in good condition. The owner is still working it out in Korinthos, Greece but is looking to sell her on. I am told she is all original but you Volvo fans will tell me different. She has a drawbar coupling, which would prompt me to put her back to a drawbar with two tilt bodies to give her the real 1970’s look.
Just imagine the trip to driver her home. Ship back from Greece and up through Italia over the Alpes and your back. While your down there you might find a trailer, in fact I haven’t asked my new Greek friend if he has a trailer to go with it. I’m loving the exhaust pipe, twin wheel rear lift and best of all the polished beer keg water container! Now get ready, you might be thinking great truck what about the price?? Well between you me and the gatepost I reckon you get it all the way back to the UK for less than £20k. The truck itself is for sale at €12,000……yes you read it right; €12,000. That’s got to be a good price and it has to head back to the UK or Northern Europe surely?! If anyone is serious and wants contact details I can happily buy you in touch. If you just want photos I have a few more I can send you. Any takers??
I’ve always wanted to try one of these social media experiments. You know the ones where the power of the internet makes something seemingly impossible, possible. I’d love to get back to having my own truck for shows and Sundays out and about as well as it being a source for new blogs. Also I fear that by the time I can fully afford one then there won’t be any left!! So if we were in a truckstop and I came and asked you for £2, not to borrow as who knows when we’ll meet again (some sunny day?!) but “Can I have £2 please?” I’ve had this before when a man in need asked for a couple of quid at Chippenham truckstop so he could get a shower. Of course I obliged as we are all drivers and in days gone by would always help each other when we can. I wondered if the same principle would work on the blog to help by a TB show truck. You might think I’m nuts but I now have the following blog followers;
- 1756 on Twitter
- 3071 on FB page
- 4961 on TB email
- Total Followers: 9788
For those capable of simple maths, if I could get every one of you to donate a minimum of £2, then I’d have more than enough to join the classic truck club! If some of you were willing to donate more then even better. What’s more I could put every name of the donators on the truck some how.
So how about it?? Will you donate £2 or more to the cause? If you are a kind person then I think you’d happily donate to such a social experiment.
My PayPal account is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If only we could make this happen, it would become so we’ll known that I might start getting some national coverage! This is a donation and if your willing then it won’t be refunded. Come on it’s only two quid and you’ll have made a huge difference to my life. Come on help me out please driver?!
This very rare, very unique, very well loved Scania R560 is now for sale, due to a new replacement. The long list of spec is as follows;
LHD V8 560 euro5
3.1. M wheelbase
2 pedal automatic with overdrive
Clutch still 100%
71% 72%. F
70% 67%. M
83% 84%. R
1 owner from new
6×2 twin tag all on air
Front Axle – 8t air. 385/65
Middle Axle – 12.7t air heavy duty 315/70 ,
Rear Axle – 8.3t air twin wheel 315/70
Alcoa Dura bright wheels centre trims on all wheels
Heavy duty Twin chassis 29t tractor
Gross train weight 72,000kg
Low air slider 1150mm
Full infill + between wings
Rear lockers (easy removed )
Fuel 710ltrs NS
320 ltrs OS
SB side skirts
Change over box (exhaust)
Full BWS body work
Computer + 2x pto prep (this is needed if tipping gear/ crane/blower is ever fitted with auto box)
Night cooling (not water)
Twin sets of beacons
Deep sun visor 4 spots
Rear work lights x4
NATO + split charge
Engine heater (plug in)
Rear batteries (new )Cab scania black/grey
lockers both sides
Both side lux seats
Full leather lux pack including large dash display
Piano Blackwood/ leather steering wheel
Water night heater
TV + sat
Side pockets rear (scania)
4 sets of keys
Full scania service from new
1 driver apart from 3 rescues bk to yard 😂
Registered Nov 2011
If you serious about this vehicle it comes with a big price tag but is one of a kind! Needs a new home soon but happy to wait for the asking price. Please email me; email@example.com and title your email “Tasker Scania”
As we know Eminox supplies bus, truck, non-road mobile machine and rail manufacturers around the world, as well as being the major European supplier of emission control exhaust systems for retrofit to vehicles already in service. For more information, please visit www.eminox.com.
This award winning show truck from Ian Maclean has now been finished off with classic Eminox twin stacks. Ian was looking for the perfect finishing touch for his Scania 143M show truck, it is branded Peter Roff in tribute to the haulage operator. All his vehicles were fitted with Eminox stacks, so this was the ideal way to complete the look.
He contacted Eminox’s Stoke centre, who specialise in Custom exhausts, including stacks, tailpipe conversions and sidepipes, in April 2016. Images of previous show trucks helped the Eminox team to understand what Ian wanted, various ideas were discussed. The final decision was to go with high top twin stacks, but also incorporate a switch over valve and twin side pipes.
The system was fitted by engineers at Eminox’s Stoke centre over 4 day’s with updates being sent to Ian, we think the result is 10/10. Ian says, “This is exactly the end result we had dreamed of for our award winning show truck.” He knew Eminox was the only way to go! To view the full custom exhaust range, including the iconic stack design, please visit: www.eminox.com/exhaust-conversions
To enquire about an exhaust conversion, please call: 01782 206300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In stock here in the U.K., ready for delivery and registration. Spec as follows;
- Scania S730 High Cab
- 2 x 6×2 and 1 x 4×2
- Left Hand Drive
- 2 peddle opticruise
- V8 leather package
- Premium radio with sat nav
- Led spotlights in roof and grill
- 9ton front axles on air
- All the toys you could want!
Need I go on?! Get yourself something nice with your Christmas money, surely Nannie gave you some vouchers??? Get yourself onto www.moodyinternational.co.uk and get yourself a happy new year. Love them or hate them, there aren’t many stock units in the U.K. so I can’t imagine they will be around for long. First come first served give Mr Moody a call……
Brand new – Unregistered – LHD – Full air including front axle – Alcoa Durabrite wheels – Twin wheel tag / rear bogie lift – XL Globetrotter cab – I park cool- Air sliding 5th wheel – All the toys!!
£115,000 + VAT each.
Contact: Sir Mick Moody
Office: 01472 345600
Fax: 01472 357700
Mobile: 07802 225585