The American LaFrance Fire Engine Company was one of the oldest
fire apparatus manufacturers in America. With roots that go back to
approximately 1832, the companies that went on to become American
LaFrance built hand-drawn, horse-drawn, and steam-powered fire
engines. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to be offering the
1964 American LaFrance 900 Series Pumper Firetruck you see
pictured. "Engine 95" is being offered as is - not in running
condition. This massive pumper is the wide-cab design, 26' long and
still has a firehouse roll and additional hydrant extensions on the
driver's side. This vehicle did not run when it was brought to us
but has been in storage a number of years and will need new
batteries, fresh gas and a minimum of the carburetors gone through.
This highly original firetruck is finished in red, with white and
chrome accents. The body is solid. As the pumper is mostly
original, the paint is original and it shows its age. All of the
lights and sirens appear to be intact. The firetruck can has a 700
gallon water tank capacity and can pump up to 750gpm @ 150lbs of
pressure. The interior of the cab is also original, with a driver's
bucket seat and a bench seat across the rest of the cabin. The rear
glass window is a slider. The dashboard houses all of the original
gauges and Motorola Communications CB radio. It should be noted
that the firetruck has an air horn and air brakes. The LaFrance is
powered by a Continental 608 cubic inch, straight six cylinder gas
engine, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Beneath the
firetruck sits a Detroit Automotive "No Spin" Differential, model
H116 and a set of 20" wheels wrapped snug in 10.00-20 tires. The
firetruck runs on a 12 volt system and requires two 12v batteries.
As mentioned, this legendary LaFrance Firetruck is currently
inoperable. The possibilities are endless! Maybe you could be the
one to get it restored and back out on the road, possibly as a
parade firetruck, for advertisements or even fire education! It
comes with an owner's manual. The VIN is 519708 and the chassis
mileage shows 28,751 while the motor mileage shows 44,434. GET OUT
AND DRIVE!!! *Photos taken Fall of 2014.
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