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KENWORTH W900 Smokey and the Bandit Jerry Reed Cledus Snow in 1:18 scale by Road Kings


This is the KENWORTH W900 Black and Gold Diecast Model in 1:18 scale by Road Kings. 

In the movie "Smokey and the Bandit," Jerry Reed played the character Cledus Snow, commonly known as the Snowman. The dog's name in the film was "Fred." Fred was the faithful and much-loved Basset Hound companion of Cledus Snow throughout the "Smokey and the Bandit" series

The iconic Kenworth from Smokey and the Bandit is not just any truck, it's a legend! It's instantly recognizable, a chrome-laden behemoth that stole the show just as much as Burt Reynolds' Bandit and Sally Field's Carrie.

While the movie featured three Kenworths, the main truck was a 1974 Kenworth W900A. This beauty sported a sleek, extended hood (a major design shift at the time) and a powerful 400-horsepower Cummins V8 engine. The shiny chrome stacks and bumper gleamed under the sun, and the white paint job with black stripes screamed "troublemaker."

    • Speed: Despite its size, the Kenworth could haul serious tail. In the movie, it outran Sheriff Buford T. Justice's Dodge Challenger in some epic highway chases.
    • Durability: This truck took a beating throughout the film, from jumps and crashes to close calls with trains. But it kept on truckin', proving its toughness.
    • Style: The Kenworth's design was pure 1970s cool. It was flashy, loud, and in-your-face, perfectly matching the film's tone.

The Kenworth W900A from Smokey and the Bandit became a pop culture icon and a symbol of freedom and rebellion. It's no wonder that it continues to be a favorite among truck enthusiasts and movie fans alike.

Here are some additional facts about the Kenworth:

    • Three trucks were actually used in the filming: two 1974 W900As and one 1973 model with a special 50th-anniversary gold emblem.
    • The trucks' nicknames in the movie were "Big Red" and "The Snowman."
  • The original trucks' whereabouts are unknown, but there are many replica trucks built by fans.

The Kenworth W900 is a class 8 conventional-cab truck that has been in continuous production since 1961. It is one of the longest-running production models of any truck in automotive history.

The W900 was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Kenworth 900-series truck. The new model featured a longer hood, a more aerodynamic design, and a wider range of engine options. The W900 quickly became popular with long-haul truckers and other heavy-duty operators.

In 1967, Kenworth introduced the W900A, which featured a wider hood and a larger radiator. This model was designed to accommodate the latest generation of diesel engines. The W900A remained in production until 1982.

In 1982, Kenworth introduced the W900B, which featured a number of improvements over the W900A. These included a new cab design, a more powerful engine lineup, and a wider range of options. The W900B was a major success and remained in production until 2020.

In 2020, Kenworth introduced the W900 Next Generation, which is the latest version of the truck. The Next Generation W900 features a new cab design, a more powerful engine lineup, and a wider range of safety features.

The Kenworth W900 is a popular choice for long-haul trucking and other heavy-duty applications. It is known for its reliability, comfort, and performance. The truck has been featured in a number of movies and television shows, and it is considered to be one of the most iconic trucks in the world.