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DAF stumps-up warranty package for ‘Wolves’ truck auction

DAF Trucks is to provide a 12-month manufacturer’s driveline warranty as part of UK customer JJX Logistics’ charity auction of one of its fleet of DAF XF tractor units. The 6×2 tractor unit is adorned in special Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club livery and is being auctioned on September 18 in aid of the breast cancer charity, Legacy4Lucy.

The truck, a top-spec XF 460 FTG ‘mid-lift’ with Super Space Cab, has a reserve bid of £15,600 though JJX Logistics expects this figure to be exceeded significantly. The company anticipates the truck will go to a local operator with connections to, or as a fan of, the club. DAF’s donation of a full warranty package makes the truck an even more tempting proposition for operators.

Painted in the football club’s familiar gold and black colourway, air-brushed images feature high-profile ‘Wolves’ players past-and-present, and was commissioned as a tribute to the hugely popular former club President, Sir Jack Hayward. The twin-bunk Super Space Cab includes Bluetooth, Sat. Nav., and fridge / freezer.

As a result of coronavirus restrictions, the auction will take place as an alternative charity event to one staged annually by the Kingswinford-based operator.

Phil Moon, marketingmanager at DAF Trucks, said: “This is such a unique opportunity for what we presume will be a local haulier, although a top football club like Wolves will have supporters throughout the UK.

“The truck certainly has aesthetic appeal, but with the added peace-of-mind of our 12-month, manufacturer-backed driveline warranty thrown-in, it makes for a seriously attractive business proposition. We are very pleased to be able, hopefully, to make even more money for the Legacy4Lucy charity.”