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World Cup legend signs for MAN Truck & Bus UK.

1966 World Cup legend, Sir Geoff Hurst, has been signed by MAN Truck & Bus UK to launch an exclusive, limited edition 66 registration plate MAN TGX tractor unit.

September sees the registration prefix on all motor vehicles change from 16 to 66. 2016 also marks the 50th anniversary of England winning the football World Cup.

To celebrate England’s historic win again Germany, German-owned MAN Truck & Bus UK is working with Sir Geoff on its new exclusive, limited edition truck. Sir Geoff scored a hat-trick in the historic final, leading England to a 4-2 victory.

Simon Elliott, football fan and MAN Truck & Bus UK Managing Director, said the company was offering its UK customers the chance to buy just one of 66 limited edition trucks: “It’s a real honour to be working with Sir Geoff on this initiative. Our entire business, both here in the UK and in Germany has total respect for him as a player and a footballing ambassador, and we just couldn’t miss the chance to recognise this landmark and the 66 plate.”

On the eve of Euro 2016, Sir Geoff visited MAN’s UK headquarters in Swindon today to inspect the new trucks and to kick off the initiative. Available in either XLX or XXL specification, the tractor units feature special designed door badge, personalised 66 TGX registration plate, unique 66 logo dashboard mat and every truck comes with a framed replica England football shirt from 1966, signed by Sir Geoff for the customer.”

Speaking at the offices, Sir Geoff said: “This is a fantastic initiative and shows that even though our win was 50 years ago, it is still being celebrated today. It was an honour to meet the team at MAN who are red hot keen to offer their customers something unique. It was good to chat trucks and football and, it was agreed by most that now is the time for England to bring home more silverware!”

All customers who purchase one of the trucks will get to meet Sir Geoff at a special handover ceremony to be held in Wembley in September.

Simon Elliott said: “We are organising a special drive-away luncheon in Wembley for all customers who purchase a truck, where Sir Geoff will host the event and personally hand over the trucks to our customers.”