Peterbilt 379 Reviews
The 379 was Peterbilt's flagship truck from 1987 until the 2007 model year keeping the nameplate's trademark long-nose styling.
Obtainable in standard (119\" BBC) and long hood (127\" BBC) lengths, the 379 is the last conventional over-the-road truck available with an aluminum hood. Replacing the "359" in 1987, it stayed in production until March 2007 with the last 1000 379s called the "Legacy Class 379."
Peterbilt dropped the long running "American Class" inside in 2005 with the end of the "Ergonomic Dash". The chief dash color was black up until the 2,000 model year, which was the last year for the "First Dash"; you could either order it in grey, tan, or black. Currently Peterbilt doesn't offer the "2006 Dash" in black.
Peterbilt also made adjustments to the cab doors in late 2004 when the port window post was eliminated and the mirrors went from the door to the cab. (Interestingly the "initial taxi" from Fageol had no vent windows and consequently a retro look was reached). A much larger peep window was received by the passenger door.
The 2005 models had a flat door window lower ledge. For 2006 and 2007 the doors received a brand new window with an angled-towards-the-hood lower ledge allowing for added visibility, particularly to the right. Rear corner windows also became available. The new for 2005 cab mounted mirrors allow for enhanced view and permit the driver to keep his view facing forward without leaning to see the mirror.
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