The Riyadh auction put on by Worldwide Auctioneers in Saudi Arabia was a ground-breaking event. The docket featured car brands from around the World including many examples of custom American monsters. The largest of these was no ordinary custom coupe or pickup. It was the one-of-a-kind 1984 Peterbilt 359 Ultra Custom TT Crew Cab known as “THOR.”
This Peterbilt was stretched to a length of 44 feet to accommodate the massive power-plant that was installed, consisting of two complete 12-cylinder Detroit diesel engines with 12 supercharges situated above them. The setup creates a massive 3,974 horsepower. If that is not enough, the truck is fitted with nitrous, boosting torque and sending the Peterbilt to a top speed of 130 mph. Not bad for a 32k pound truck.
The behemoth horsepower and size was dwarfed by an even larger sale price, however. Achieving a price of $13.2m including buyer’s premium and becoming the most expensive custom vehicle ever sold at auction.
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