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For Sale: 1944 American LaFrance Fire Engine in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1944 American-LaFrance B-675C0 Fire Truck Originally purchased for a rural fire district in southern St. Louis County in 1944, with documentation showing it was ordered in white.Only approximately 3,000 miles added since restoration 491 CID 12-cylinder valve-in-head engine with two duplex downdraft carbs Four-speed, heavy-duty manual transmission12-volt, dual ignition system Seldom-seen white exterior with red bench seat Documentation includes many color photos before (2001) and during the restoration (2005 & 2006); original owner?s manual; original operations and maintenance guide; and more Looking for a new parade vehicle for yourself or fire district? This rarely seen restored, wartime American-LaFrance fire truck may just fit the bill. After it was retired, it was relegated to Independence Day parade duties. It is a sight to behold and gets cheers from both young and old!Purchased on February 16, 1944, and shipped on August 7, 1944, it was delivered to a rural fire district in southern St. Louis County, the Mehlville Fire Department, known today as the Mehlville Fire Protection District. Unlike most engines of that era, engine No. 1 was specially ordered with extras - white with a gold livery versus the traditional red. Besides the two headlights, there are two red parking lights; two rear-mounted swivel spotlights; a large, swivel-mounted, high-powered searchlight; a taillight; and instrument panel lights. After ?Bob? the fireman retired from his 40 years of service with the Mehlville FD, he set out to restore the ?44 American?LaFrance you see here!After it was brought back to life, in 2005 and 2006. The previous owner, a former fire district employee, added about 3,000 miles to the clock. It was always garaged and used for parades and was also used to take multiple firefighters to their final resting place. The rear bench seats are easily removable.The truck?s paint and chrome trim are in excellent overall condition, the bodywork is straight and solid, the chrome front bumper shines, and the split windshield is clear and intact. The engine bay is very tidy and there are various red, white and blue emergency lights and other safety equipment. A large firehose wraps from one side to the other over the truck?s nose. This truck has newer Vortex Highway Plus tires, size 6.25-20 at every corner. Each tire is mounted on a white steel, slatted wheel. The wheels are in excellent order while the tires are in very good condition. Under the vee?d hood is a rebuilt 491 CID 12-cylinder valve-in-head engine with dual duplex downdraft carburetors, one carb for each bank of cylinders, that are interconnected for synchronized throttle control. Backing the engine is a four-speed, heavy-duty manual transmission. The original water tank was removed during the restoration process to allow for a flat floor and bench seating. It will travel at highway speed as well.Inside, the red bench seat contrasts well with the exterior color and looks great, as does the three-spoke steering wheel. The white and corrugated, bare metal floors are in great shape, as are white inner door liners and instrument panel with a full array of gauges. A floor-mounted shift and emergency brake complete the interior. Documentation includes many color photos before (2001) and during (2005 & 2006) the restoration; original owner?s manual; original operations and maintenance guide; and more. If you collect antique fire trucks, or you need a replacement vehicle for Fourth of July, Memorial or Labor day parades, this restored American-LaFrance would fit the bill. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and check out this classic fire truck. Model: B675C0 Registration: L2038 This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 10,863 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • 1944 American Lafrance Fire Engine
  • Listing ID: CC-1631719
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1944
  • Make:American LaFrance
  • Model:Fire Engine
  • Odometer:1
  • Stock Number:220805
  • VIN:XL2038
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