Purchased in 1998 by Canepa Concept Transporters, this rig was a ground up conversion of an excellent, one owner Peterbilt truck with 500k miles. The rig was stripped down, the frame stretched to a wheelbase of 280 inches, new high-speed rear ends installed and then the rebuilding began.
The engine received a new camshaft and full service, the transmission was rebuilt, and the Jake brake refurbished. A new van body was installed and outfitted as a 4-car transporter to an extremely high level of finish. No expense was spared inside or out: A/C and heat in both the sleeper front and the van rear; air compressor system, high output diesel generator, full electrical 110v and 220v; lighting and tent system; reinforced roof with a 30 person capacity. The list goes on and on. Bruce Canepa then finished off the design with custom body panels and a show quality black paint job leaving the truck considerably more aerodynamic and certainly more attractive.
Don Orosco has owned the vehicle since its build. In that time it has logged only 112k miles, was regularly maintained, and has always been stored indoors.
The construction detailing of this rig is of the highest quality. To build such a truck today would cost in excess of $400k. This custom 4-car transporter presents tremendous value for the money.
Don says of this amazing rig: "Of the four transporters I have owned and used over the past thirty years, this is undoubtedly the easiest to use and most user friendly."
3406 Caterpillar 425 HP diesel engine
Jake brake and thirteen speed gearbox
Dual rear axles with high speed rear end drive ratios to facilitate high speed running. Both rear axles drive
Alcoa aluminum truck wheels throughout with low mile tires mounted
Air ride system with adjustable height
Body is entirely sheathed in .090 aluminum
Stainless steel, under body, parts storage pullout compartments
Built in, quick release air couplers throughout
6000 pound rated lift gate
Internal, electrically operated, hydraulic lift gate for aft car position
Air conditioned/ heated box van area
Fully re-upholstered cab and in-cab bunk bed
Stowable work bench with vice
Complete Concept awning, with fully enclosed side panels
Flush mounted "E" track anchoring system the entire length of the floor
Large, reinforced, roof mounted, observation deck with fold out stainless steel railings and tent roof. Stainless steel stair system for access to observation deck
High output, 20Kw, under body water-cooled diesel generator with automatic switch gear with 1680 hours of running time to date
Interior ramping to accommodate four vehicles
On board, quick recovery air compressor automatically tied to under bed diesel generator through switch gear capable of keeping up with the demands of any air tools, impact wrenches, etc.
Plug in, outside, high intensity lights for loading and under tent operations
Mechanical Refurbishment by Diesel Performance:
New rear ends
New cam shaft
Jake brake refurbishment
Aircraft Side Access Door:
32" x 84" opening size
Spring assist open and closing
10 ga. formed structural steel perimeter door frame inside trailer wall
10 ga. formed steel header inside trailer wall below top rail
Structural reinforcements added to crossmembers and floor in door area
Composite door construction
Rivetless exterior construction
Lightweight 2 piece 14 ga. formed steel door structure
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Bruce Canepa 831.430.9940
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Canepa, located in Scotts Valley, CA, is a multi-faceted automotive organization that includes Canepa
Design and Canepa Motorsports. Canepa provides exceptional automobiles to collectors worldwide, as
well as performing Pebble Beach level restorations on historically important vehicles. Canepa Design is
renown for expertly combining sophisticated design and superb craftsmanship in creating personalized
European and American sports and luxury cars, hot rods, SUVs, and motorcycles. Canepa Design also
works closely with major corporations such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, GM, Ford, and Bridgestone on
concept, prototype, and production vehicles. Canepa Motorsport is the racing arm of Canepa, and is a
recognized leader in mechanical and cosmetic vintage racecar restoration, preparation, and track
support. Attending 6 to 8 premiere vintage races each season, their focus is on 1970’s to 1980’s era
race cars: Can-Am, Trans-Am, IMSA, FIA, Group C, historic NASCAR, and historic Formula One.
On site at the 70,000 square foot Canepa facility is the Canepa Motorsport Museum, with its fantastic
array of collector and vintage racing cars. The museum includes everything from
famous Winston Cup stock cars, LeMans prototypes, classic Indy racers and vintage Formula One cars,
to Can-Am and Trans-Am cars from the Golden Era of American racing.
Canepa's commitment is that every detail of each vehicle in the inventory has been brought to the
highest levels of refinement by the finest craftsmen in the automobile industry. These are truly works
of dynamic art.
Although we encourage an in-person pre-sale inspection and delivery, Canepa Design will assist with shipping worldwide. We are able to provide insured domestic road transportation, and ocean, or air freight quotes for international shipping. Please contact us at 831-430-9940 to discuss shipping this vehicle to your location.
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