I am trying to find the chassis numbers for the first 6 W Kenworths that were delivered to Heggie's Transport in 1971 and early 1972 the last 2 were delivered in 1972. I have been told that the first 4 were about the 50th to 60th trucks that were made in Australia. My mate checked with a KW dealer who said if he could produce a chassis number it would be easy to correctly identify who the truck was made for. I was hoping someone had a list of the first 100 Kenworths made in Australia with chassis numbers and owners names.
The photo is of the first 4 Heggie's Kenworths at Bellambi yard in 1971
Spiffy wrote: This W model F700 is describing was one of two sold by Heggies to T.S.Green Tpt in maybe 1980 or '81.
Following their aquisition by Chemtrans shortly after, it was repainted in yellow with a blue band which is the undercolour
F700 has found.
I bought it from Chemtrans in about '83 and have had it up until passing it on to the current owner.
It is w925 specs (with jakes) and the heavier diffs described by xspanrman in reply #17 .It was always a no nonsense hard
working old girl for me.
The serial no listed by f700 is one stamped into the left hand rail just rearward of the extension .
While this No. was legit and kosher by the RTA as far back as their records went, as pointed out by Detective it was
incorrect in relation to the build data.I was never concerned with the anomolly myself , but a bit of scratching and emory
cloth in the right place would reveal the girls true identity no doubt.
I seem to recall that the second of these two trucks suffered a serious misshap and IIRC may have finished her days at Gleemans
The lower picture from the Richard Mohr collection in post #14 by Swishy would be very representative of the truck , fresh ex Heggies.
In fact should it actually be one of these I would be betting on the one closest to camera, in relation to the position of the KW badge and the blue bonnet lining
I can recall the hole in the guards which would have been about where the driving lights are mounted. Im unsure if all of the six trucks mentioned had these though. also ,the cab lights fitted in this picture seem an older style to the ones fitted to my old girl.
Had a chance to check this KW with another ex Heggie's mechanic Terry Sperring . We both agree that it was one of Heggie's original 6 KW's. Photos by me and Terry. At the moment it is NOT FOR SALE.