Cover story: Lim­ited-edi­tion Freight­liner FLC112 up for grabs

The sec­ond of only 25 lim­ited-edi­tion Freight­liner FLC112’s es­pe­cially built in Aus­tralia to cel­e­brate the brand’s 25th an­niver­sary in this coun­try is up for grabs through Daim­ler Trucks Laver­ton

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1 989 was the year Freight­liner be­came avail­able on the Aus­tralian mar­ket with the launch of the FLC112, man­u­fac­tured on Daim­lerBenz’s pro­duc­tion line at Mul­grave, Vic­to­ria.

The mus­cu­lar FLC112 was the per­fect truck for Aus­tralia’s long-haul op­er­a­tors, liv­ing up to its rep­u­ta­tion of ‘Run­ning Tough’. Whether it was trav­el­ing the tar­mac of the Hume High­way or bat­tling the tough con­di­tions of Aus­tralia’s out­back, the FLC112 was up to the chal­lenge.

In 2014, as a cel­e­bra­tion of 25 years in the Aus­tralian mar­ket, Freight­liner gave the renowned Ar­gosy a lim­ited-edi­tion makeover, turn­ing it into some­thing no one had pre­vi­ously ex­pe­ri­enced. It had al­ready given the Coron­ado the treat­ment, so the re­cently up­dated Ar­gosy was a nat­u­ral com­pan­ion.

To achieve this, the com­pany com­mis­sioned an in­de­pen­dent coach builder and de­liv­ered a much-im­proved in­te­rior, with er­gonomic leatherand suede-clad seats, and a wood­grain dash that had been rid of most of its hard plas­tics.

Both doors were also treated to the leather stitched trim, and lit­tle sub­tleties like wood­grain trim around the cup hold­ers added to the qual­ity feel.

The mus­cu­lar FLC112 was the per­fect truck for Aus­tralia’s long­haul op­er­a­tors, liv­ing up to its rep­u­ta­tion of ‘Run­ning Tough’.

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