Classic Scania restored and ready to roll on Michelins

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A classic Scania has been restored by Craigavon-based MST Transport, with no component left ignored.

For example, Modern Tyres has supplied a set of Michelin X Multi regional tyres for the Royal Centurion 143. 

The truck is one of only 100 Centurion models released in 1991. 

Importantly, the model was introduced to celebrate the Swedish manufacturer’s 100th anniversary.

The limited-edition classic Scania originally rolled off the production line on Michelin tyres.

Therefore, Michael Taylor, boss of MST Transport was adamant it had to be rubber from the same brand for the rebuilt vehicle. 

As a result, the 315/80 R22.5 tyres help keep his restoration as authentic as possible.

“The Centurion is such a special truck,” explained Taylor. 

“For example, whenever we went to the classic truck shows in England it would always be the one everyone was interested in.” 

“This example was first owned by J M Phillips and was originally used to work on a contract for Armstrong Steel.

Continuing, Taylor said it was very important to have everything as close to the original. 

“Therefore, we spoke to Modern Tyres, who put us in touch with the local Michelin rep.”

Thankfully, that rep was able to source the correct rubber for the job. 

The Michelin truck sales account manager, Primoz Lakota, supplied X Multi Z tyres for the steer axle.

In addition, four X Multi D tyres are used on the drive axle. 

Importantly, all the tyres are covered by Michelin’s accidental tyre damage guarantee.

“Primoz and the team from Modern Tyres were all very helpful,” adds Taylor. 

“They delivered the tyres and ensured they were set up properly. 

“We couldn’t be happier with how the truck looks. 

Concluding, Taylor said the classic Scania will appear at various classic truck shows across the UK throughout 2022.

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