Video: 1959 Mack B85 truck review

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Matt Wood recently had the opportunity to take a 1959 Mack B85 for a spin, the only B85 to ever arrive in Australia.


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This particular truck is a history lesson on wheels. Built in Mack’s manufacturing plant in Plainfield, New Jersey in 1959, the B85 was sent to New York City for right-hand drive conversion before being shipped to Adelaide where its Australian story begins.

"It’s hard not to love being behind the wheel of one of these jiggers," Matt says.

"The landscapes roll past and the tacho needle climbs, and I grab another cog. The 14-litre answers with a turbo-charged bellow and a very un-PC cloud of smoke erupts from the stack."

1959 Mack B85

 

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