The featured kit this week is the Peterbilt 359 California Hauler. The kit is from AMT and the number is 866. It's 1/25 scale and is one of AMT's Retro Deluxe Editions. The Retro Deluxe kits have restored vintage parts, an expanded decal sheet and the original package art.
The expanded decal sheet includes two new stripe options, new signage and more. Some of the other features of this kit include ten authentic hollow vinyl truck tires, vacuum plated outer wheels, rear brake drums and dual rear axles. The interior includes a deluxe drivers seat with the air ride unit and a detailed instrument panel. The engine is a 290 hp 8V-71 and includes the air cleaner, exhaust stacks and radiator. The 5th wheel assembly includes the slide plate.