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1956 Peterbilt 350 COE

Engine Type:
275 HP Cummins

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Truck Information:
The Peterbilt 350 was Peterbilt’s first cabover model produced. During the ‘50s new laws were introduced that limited the length that a truck and trailer could be. Due to this, the COE or Cab-Over Engine, became a popular choice because it maximized payload capacities. It also allowed drivers a clearer view of the road ahead and easier maneuverability. With the engine being directly underneath the cab though, a long journey could often get noisy and uncomfortable. The engine could also be difficult to get into, as the entire cab had to be tilted forward instead of just lifting a hood. Cab-over style trucks began to fall out of favor in the late ‘70s when length regulations increased. The Peterbilt 350s were only produced between 1950 and 1956, so this may be one of the last 350s ever built before the introduction of the 351 model.

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