Rare Iveco S-Way TurboStar joins RD Williams & Sons

Iveco Turbostar S-Way

Williams Transport has been in the haulage business for over 50 years and was an early adopter of the Iveco S-Way at its initial launch back in 2020. However, managing director of RD Williams & Sons, Andy Williams’ relationship with Iveco tractor units goes back to the ’80s when as a child his favourite toy was a TurboStar diecast model.

Wind the clocks forward by 40 years and his company has just taken delivery of the modern-day incarnation of the most celebrated trucks in Iveco history: the legendary TurboStar.

The 1 of 180 left-hand drive S-Way 4×2 features various styling enhancements that pay homage to the classic truck, including its 1980s-inspired red colour scheme and retro graphics. A stylish yet functional lightbar, polished air horns and contrasting body elements further bolster its visual presence.

In the cab, the throwbacks to the original TurboStar continue with contrasting trim, a unique seat design, leather dashboard and the iconic TurboStar logo proudly on display.

Based on the S-Way, the interior retains its impressive levels of space, storage and comfort, with modern-day essentials such as a fridge, freezer, microwave, TV and coffee-maker ensure this cab is a welcoming space for drivers.

When not at shows and grabbing attention on social media, this truck will be a functioning member of Williams Transport’s 50-strong fleet. Powered by a 570 bhp Cursor 13 engine, the TurboStar will be paired with an innovative Knapen moving-floor trailer, which will be responsible for transporting wastepaper and recycling materials.

The Iveco TurboStar was originally launched back in 1984 and became something of a cult classic among enthusiasts. A nine-year production run saw divers praise the model for its strong performance of up to 420 bhp and spacious cab.

Andy Williams, MD, RD Williams & Sons, said: “Ever since I was a kid, I loved the TurboStar. That 1984 truck was an instant icon, and as soon as I heard a new TurboStar was hitting the road, I had to have one! I have ended up with one of just two vehicles that have come to the UK.”

Expected to cover around 110,000 km each year, this S-Way TurboStar is covered by Iveco’s 3XL R&M contract for five years.