Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler Tractor Cab
This is the 1/24 Scale Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler Tractor Cab with Sleeper Plastic Model Truck Kit from Italeri. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.
The Italeri Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler Tractor Cab is a plastic model kit of the Peterbilt 378 tractor truck cab, a popular long-haul truck model manufactured by Peterbilt Motors Company. This kit is designed to provide a high level of detail and precision with plastic parts that have been molded in multiple colors to eliminate the need for painting. However, some model builders may choose to paint the model to add more realism.
The model itself is highly detailed, with an accurate and precise representation of the cab's exterior and interior, including the engine and transmission, suspension, wheels and tires, and many other parts. Additionally, the cab features a clear plastic window to showcase the detailed interior.
The kit includes decals for adding realistic markings and graphics to the model, and a detailed instruction manual to guide the builder through the assembly process. Assembling the model can be quite challenging, so it is recommended for experienced model builder or those who are willing to take the time to study the instructions and practice before starting the build.
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- Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in white, grey, black and clear.
- Includes chromed pieces for added realistic details.
- Dual exhaust.
- Twin chromed air cleaners.
- Deep taper bumper.
- Peterbilt style wheels.
- Black rubber-like tires.
- Waterslide decals.
- Illustrated instructions with paint/marking guide included.
- Length: 13.86" (352 mm)
- Italeri Product Number: 553857
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The Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler Tractor Cab is a semi-tractor truck model produced by Peterbilt Motors Company. This model was first introduced in 1997 as a replacement for the earlier 359 model. The 378 was designed to be more aerodynamic and fuel-efficient than its predecessor, featuring a sloping hood and a more streamlined cab design.
The 378 came in a variety of configurations, including day cab, extended cab, and sleeper cab models. Powering the 378 were several engine options such as the Caterpillar C15, the Cummins N14, and the Detroit Diesel Series 60. Transmission options were also available, including manual, automatic, and semi-automatic.
Throughout its production, the 378 received updates with new features and technologies such as electronic controls, improved aerodynamics and more fuel-efficient engines. Customization options were also available, including chrome packages, custom paint schemes, and specialized lighting and suspension systems.
The 378 model was phased out in 2007, however, it remains a beloved model among truck enthusiasts and collectors. The iconic design, powerful engines and reputation for reliability and durability are some of the reasons for its continued popularity.