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For Sale: 1950 FWD Firetruck
in Monterey, California

Classic cars for sale coast to coast This vehicle is listed by
Mohr Imports Inc.
Mohr Imports Inc.
1187 Del Monte Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940
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This vehicle is a 1950 FWD Fire Truck.

While accounts vary, at some point in 1911, the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company was founded by Otto Zachaw and William Besserdich located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Since the majority of roads were surfaced with dirt and gravel during this time, rugged and purpose-built trucks were required for many tasks. In response to this requirement, the duo produced heavy-duty 4-wheel drive vehicles for a wide variety of applications.

In 1914, FWD built its first fire truck, with production continuing under the marque into the 1990s. In 1916, Besserdich, armed with patents for his transfer case and front axle designs, left FWD to form the Oshkosh Truck Corporation. Nonetheless, FWD soldiered on, expanding into military truck production during World War I and was quite successful over the years. Renamed FWD Corporation in 1960, it acquired Seagrave Fire Apparatus, the oldest manufacturer of fire equipment, in 1963. The combined entity, known today as Seagrave Fire Apparatus, boasts operations in Canada and the United States, and remains a premier supplier of fire trucks to many customers throughout the world.

This particular FWD Pumper Fire Truck was built in 1950. While very little is known of it's service history, this truck is believed to have last seen action in Nebraska during 1973.

It is powered by an inline six-cylinder engine, utilizing two spark plugs per cylinder, in tandem with a 5-speed manual transmission and FWD's trademark 4-wheel drive system.

This truck retains an index box containing the locations of all residents and businesses in its area in Nebraska, including directions to the nearest available water source for each location.

California titled with a Historical California License plate.

All inspections welcome. We ship world wide.

Contact us at 831-373-3131 day or evening.

Pricing Information
Asking Price
Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Monterey, CA
Vehicle Basics

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Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details


Seat Material

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine History

Engine Condition

Transmission Details

Transmission Type

Drive Train
Full-Time 4WD

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