Many of you will already know that Scania’s V8 engine is celebrating is 40th birthday this year – if you didn’t then you do now!

Irrespective of that, the birthday celebrations gives Tachoblog the perfect excuse to post some pictures of trucks that have featured this engine over the years.

So, first up we have a 1969 Scania LS 140…

090331 scania ls140

…Then a 1970 Scania LS 140 6×2 with tanker (Photo: Ingemar Eriksson)…

090331 scania ls140 6x2

…1977 and a Scania LS141 and LBS141 (Photo: Birger Nordin)…

090331 scania ls141

…A 1984 Scania T142 6×4 roadtrain in Brisbane, Australia (Photo: Ingemar Eriksson)…

090331 scania roadtrain

…A 1999 Scania T144 GB4x2 juice-tanker in Brazil (Photo: Ingemar Eriksson)…

090331 scania t144

2005 and a Scania R 580 6×2 Topline in Bergåk, Norway (Photo: Jonas Nordin)…

090331 scania r580

…Bang up to date so here’s a 2009 Scania R 620 6×2/4 Highline tractor (Photo: Dan Boman)…

090331 scania r620 highline

…Finally, old and new together in the shape of a Scania LBS140 46S and Scania R 620 6×2/4 Highline in Södertälje, Sweden (Photo: Dan Boman).

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