More Mack R Series chassis have been built and registered than any other Class 8 vocational vehicle to date, according to Mack Trucks. Approximately 360,000 have been produced since 1965, more than 200,000 of which are still operating.
After nearly four decades of service, the Mack RD — last of the R series models — is being retired at the end of 2003. To celebrate the end of an era, the company is offering a special edition of the vehicle: the R-Model Legend.
This vehicle will be tricked out with limited-edition paint, badges, chrome, and other amenities, including a special steering wheel and embroidered seats. Production of the R-Model Legend will be limited. The plan is to accept orders through the end of August, and have all vehicles built by the end of 2003.