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A Truck fit for a Sultan

By Deeq on 16 Oct 2015 in Other News, Other blogs

Attached Image The Super-Liner took a year to build at the manufacturer's Wacol headquarters, south-west of Brisbane.

The truck, unveiled in King George Square in Brisbane's CBD, truly is a ride fit for a king — or His Majesty Ibrahim Ismail, Malaysia's Sultan of Johor, to be precise.

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The specially-built sleeper unit that is 80 per cent larger than a standard unit and is fully upholstered with imported South African leather.

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The rig has some of the fanciest extras around, including a six-camera CCTV system, two flat screen TVs, a stone-topped kitchen area, barbecue, double bed and seats with 72,000 stitches of gold thread.

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It also boasts a solid-gold tiger hood ornament.

"This is my dream — am I smiling?" the Sultan said of his "palace truck".

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The price tag is a well-kept secret, but smashes the previous record of $481,000 for a customised rig.

Sultan Ibrahim said he was delighted with the end result.

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"I have always appreciated Australia's engineering skills and have collected a few Holden cars over the years," he said.

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"I am looking forward to showing its workmanship to the people of Johor as soon as the Super-Liner is shipped over."

The Sultan ordered the heavy duty rig to tow his power boat around the country.

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But his first drive will be a charity run when it arrives in Malaysia at the end of October.

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With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



 
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