People in trucking: Murray Langford and his 1969 V12 Kenworth


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Old timer hits the 2016 Koroit truck show

 

Murray Langford’s 1969 V12 Kenworth is well known at truck shows and always attracts a lot of interest, especially around South Australia.

It was originally bought by Quarry Industries in the eastern Adelaide suburb of Stonyfell.

"It towed a 5x8 float and a two-axle dolly that was hydraulically driven, so it was quite an engineering feat," Murray says, adding that it was a very big truck for its time.

The Kenworth’s original purchase price was $54,000.

Murray recalls buying a house around the same time for $13,000.

"That gives you an idea of how expensive it was," he explains.

"It had four owners before I got it, and the last bloke tried to run Adelaide-Perth doing 80km/h."

He has owned the truck since 2004, and keeps it loaded on most trips.

"I like driving it, and people appreciate seeing it," Murray says.

 

 

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