Vintage Truck: The Ultimate “Needle Nose” Kenworth

The classic “needle nose” Kenworths are of course icons, and instantly familiar. They trace their origins back to the 1940s, and were built until 1961, when the W900, with a wider fiberglass hood and larger cab replaced it. There’s lots of needle nose pictures out there on the web, but this is my favorite, as it really emphasizes its towering proportions and commanding presence.

This wrecker is unusual too, as it has a military-style cab, which only accentuates the look. It worked out of Winnemucca, Nevada; who knows how many dead trucks it’s hauled in its day.