2018-12-04 1 1925 Ford Model T Fire Truck American LaFrance
Mechanically sound truck
Highly original 93-year-old vehicle in amazing condition
This is a number one crowd pleaser every time. It will always draw a big audience each time it is shown. It's even more fun to drive. I have owned it for several years and it has always been dependable. It did run and drive when I bought it. However, before I put it on the road. I had it serviced and told the mechanic to repair, adjust, or replace whatever it needed. Even though it was in storage for most of its life, the repairs were not major. The biggest expense was the leaky radiator. Seems like they all do and I wanted it to be trouble free so I had one made for this truck; the cost was $1000.
You can drive it all around town, it does not overheat. All of the maintenance was done by a licensed mechanic, no shade tree here. Any and all receipts that I have go with the truck. This is a mechanically sound truck. Even though this is a highly original 93-year-old vehicle it is in amazing condition. All of the sheet metal is original, there is no rust and never has been.
The headlights, horn, and siren work. The dash was missing when I bought it so I had a new one installed. It has two keys. A vintage side view mirror was added for your safety. The seat is in excellent condition. It still has the original Ford floor mat. How cool is that!
If you like to brag you can talk forever about all of these items of interest, most of them are original. The photos are all close up. There are three axes, four water buckets, five assorted fire extinguishers, toolbox, fire bell, siren, searchlights, antique license plate, two pairs of firemen’s boots, one fireman's suit, one hat, one extension ladder and a lot more for you to discover. The original ID tag is still in place. (See photo)
As far as I know, I am the fourth owner. It has never been titled which was common for the day. It will come with a valid bill of sale. It was originally purchased by Nankin Township in 1925, an area just outside of Detroit. They owned it for 40 years. Before Nankin was a township the area housed a mill built in 1842. It was a favorite place for Henry Ford and his farmer father. Henry purchased the mill in 1918.
The fire truck was then purchased by a Wayne County judge and kept in storage for 35 years. From there it went to a collector who drove it and toyed with it until I purchased it.
A rare find, ready for a new owner
This is a sound truck that truly is a safe ever-increasing investment. It is part of Ford’s rich history.
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|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||E412G23463||Mileage:||0|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Make:||Ford|
|Body Type:||Fire Truck||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Vehicle Title:||Clear|
|Exterior Color:||Red||For Sale By:||Dealer|