Condition of the rare V-12 cylinder American LaFrance motor is very strong with a strong clutch assembly. All original drive train and body. Motor runs very quiet. Speedometer is not currently operable. Condition of pump is unknown but there is no known reason for the truck to not pump. Sterling Model 30 siren, Mars FL Figure 8 light, all warning lights, headlamps, spot lamp in solid working condition. Brand new front tires, dual rear tires in solid condition. Truck outfitted much as it was when taken out of service except there is no hose load. Truck runs very strong, steers well, runs straight and true and the mechanical brakes provide excellent stopping power. Mileage is estimated but, as you know, engine hours are of more significance and the engine hours on this truck are considered to be minimal.
This is that rare opportunity to own a piece of antique fire apparatus from the golden age of fire trucks with the fully open cab which has not been bastardized into an old muster truck or an ugly brush truck. Starter and siren circuits have been upgraded to 12 volts. All else runs on 6 volts. This was Engine 1 in the City of Bristol, Connecticut, during a time when fire companies responded on average only once per week to alarms. Original paint, gold leaf lettering and chrome still look good. There is no body damage anywhere. Underside of fenders still show original red paint. Truck is currently registered and insured in the State of Connecticut. This truck was originally purchased from the City by the then-fire commissioner and later sold to current owner. Some historical documentation available but no maintenance records. To be sold as-is, where-is.
Your last chance to own an antique from the Golden Age of fire apparatus. Parade season is coming up soon!