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Might this be the next big thing at your cruise-in?


Want to be the next big thing at your local cruise-in? Consider the Pick of the Day, a vintage 1972 Peterbilt semi-tractor being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Hickory, North Carolina.

“This two-owner 1972 Peterbilt 352M is presented in White exterior paint with Light and Dark Blue Stripes,” the dealership says. “It has a Cummins 350hp engine and has a Eaton Fuller 13 speed transmission with 4.11 rears.”

The 226,530 miles on the odometer are believed to be accurate.

Peterbilt Motors was founded in 1939 when lumberman and plywood producer T.A. Peterman as unhappy with the delivery system for getting trees to his mill in Washington State. He started using surplus military trucks that he’d update, and in 1938 he purchased the assets of Fageol Motors, a California-based company that produced trucks, buses, farm tractors and two very large automobiles, prototypes it showed around 1917 with an eye on potential series production.

The seller says the truck has been serviced and comes with air conditioning, an air slide fifth wheel, dual chrome air horns, dual chrome muffler stacks and other optional features.

The asking price is $28,599.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. It was Common Carrier Trucking company Consolidated Frieghtways(CF)that actually started producing Frieghtliner trucks.It needed trucks both tough enough & with enough power for mountains & hills of western United States.No truck manufacturer could give CF the trucks to do the job so it began to manufacture trucks that could.
    Due to restrictions from the government on both gross weight & length,most truck manufacturers found it difficult to answer the demand for needed trucks.CF HAD to answer the need:IT WAS A TRUCKING COMPANY WHICH WANTED TO SURVIVE.IT PRODUCED TRUCKS THAT COULD ANSWER THE NEED.At first its’ trucks were used just at CF’S operations only.And because the trucks DID answer the need,most trucking companies & owner/operators also ordered Frieghtliner trucks.

  2. Now that well-funded collectors have priced nearly everything else out of reach of the average enthusuast, we just might start restoring and collecting vintage semi’s. But does one need a CDL to operate just the truck without the trailer? In many states a commercial license can be very pricey.


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