Kenworth » series 500 "Round Nose"
The "Round Nose" model of 500 series represents the beginning of the contemporary high COE configuration at Kenworth. Sharing the doors and certain roof parts with the conventional models, it also possessed a semblance of a front fender. High front bumper was perforated to allow cooling air to reach the radiator. In 1941 the trucks received a smaller bumper and longer radiator grille. Production of the pre-war design trucks continued after World War II. The trucks were produced in two axle and three axle configurations (the Model 523 for 6x4 chassis and Model 524 for 6x2 chassis). There were several types of cabins to choose - daycab, cabin with conventional type sleeper and cabin with integrated sleeper. The cab didn`t tilt.