Tom Berg writes in truckinginfo.com about Peterbilt's gorgeous 75th anniversary truck, a 1939 Model 260 tractor. He spoke with Bob Dean, who owned it through 90% of its restoration:
“We started work on it in July of ’97,” Dean recalls. “I had one man on the project. We took it to Carlisle [a big vehicle collectors show in Pennsylvania] in spring of ’98, so it took about that long to finish. It takes four, five months to finish something if you stay on it,” and maybe 1,200 to 1,500 man-hours for this one.
And yes, it runs.