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First Kenworths "down under" 13 Apr 2012 17:30 #80098

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Further to what has been already discussed on another topic (Cannington,PCT,CCT) I've gathered more info on the first KWs in Oz.



As we know OD&E's KW was already here a few months earlier.It was road registered in August 1962,it was not imported through the Cameron dealership and therefore received little publicity.When the seven S-models arrive through the Cameron dealership they were publicised to promote further sales.
3 were registered in October 1962,3 were registered in November 1962 and 1 in December 1962.Regos were- Blomfield's IS-2365, IS-2366 & IS-2503.Cameron's IS-2464,IS-2481,?????? & the demonstrator IS-2696.
Detective do you know the missing rego????
Going by the rego plates I'm asuming the earlier numbers were registered first, if they were all issued at the same location???? Cheers James.















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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 13 Apr 2012 19:56 #80099

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g'day jimmy .. the somewhat earlier rego's more than likely relate to the branch they were issued from...country KW rego's (read red hill vic) had a store of plates,.. and city KW rego's (read carlton vic. head office) turned them over more frequently.. so a mis-match of their consecutive order is not a real problem..or when they were noted at head office for a set particular month..

...it really is all in the interpretation ...cheers

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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 13 Apr 2012 21:34 #80100

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Kenworth / Ward Le France trucks arrived after WWII
2nd hand military brake down trucks
The Melbourne Tank Museum Had/Has one
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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 14 Apr 2012 14:01 #80101

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Me 2 cents worth sez
Kenworth / Ward Le France trucks arrived after WWII
2nd hand military brake down trucks
The Melbourne Tank Museum Had/Has one
Cya

BINGO!!! Swishy has just worked out the first kenworth built and engineered to meet Aussie requirements.....LOL Cheers JOTS.

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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 14 Apr 2012 14:41 #80102

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OK JotS

Eye C your one
n raise U one

LOL

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Not really a Hwy truck
But a truck to get er dun
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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 14 Apr 2012 19:57 #80103

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I guess you have the winning hand Swishy.....
Cheers JOTS



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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 14 Apr 2012 20:32 #80104

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g'day jimmy and all .. on the 76632 partial sheet says gunite 6 spoke whereas they were in fact dayton 5 spoke ....(just for interested types) ;) ;) ; :) :)

and also the first of the firsts just gets murkier when you have to consider these fabulous old wreckers ..(M1A1 military spec i believe)..some had crown, but most had flat fenders...cheers

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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 16 Apr 2012 18:46 #80105

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There is a lot of change in the old one and the new ones features but its front still have a similar look isnt it?

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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 16 Apr 2012 20:21 #80106

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I think todays trucks are no comparison to what was around in the 1960-70's.
Here you go Swishy.... this is how you "get er done"
Cheers JOTS.

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Re: First Kenworths "down under" 16 Apr 2012 20:47 #80107

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He might be unloading that one, I can't see a winch rope on the front of the "load" ::)
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