1986 Kenworth W925 AR

An iconic, classic style Kenworth built to survive in Australia’s harsh conditions

1986 Kenworth W925 truck, December 2015

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This Ex Driver Classics 1986 Kenworth W925 was originally built with a two stroke V8 GM Detroit Diesel model 8V92 Silver 400hp engine, but was repowered during its working life with a 12.7 litre Detroit Diesel Series 60. The torsion bar rear suspension was also replaced with Kenworth air suspension. The Kenworth gained dubious notoriety in its early days when it was involved in a cigarette heist of rather suspicious circumstances in Northern Victoria.

Kenworth W925 Truck, 1986 version, Now in New Zealand, Photo taken October 2023
1986 Kenworth W925 AR, now in New Zealand, October 2023

This Kenworth W925 AR was new to Blue Circle Southern Cement Ltd and delivered through Gilbert and Roach, Homebush NSW. Driver Classics acquired the Kenworth in April 2010 from Danny Epema near Bendigo in Central Victoria. It was sold in June 2023 and went across the Tasman Sea to new owner Charlie Bailey, where it will be used to carry other vehicles to shows in New Zealand.

This Kenworth W925 AR is powered by a Detroit Diesel 4 stroke engine, 12.7 litre Series 60, 430hp with a 13 speed Eaton Fuller Roadranger transmission.