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1961 Brush Truck Binghamton, Ny **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** for $10,500

“This is a Willys Jeep pickup used exclusively for a Fire Department brush fire response vehicle.  It spent it’s life garaged, warm and clean.  Because of this it has no rust and 29K original miles. It is BETTER than a frame-up restoration, because it hasn’t yet gotten to the point of needing restoring.  It is still a fun, reliable, licensed and inspected daily driver in the mechanical condition of any truck with 29K miles. Of course, there are the added perks of a loud siren and flashing lights if you want to be noticed even more.  I have owned it for five years (bought it directly from the fire company) and would be happy to keep it, but like many people, I have growing cash flow problems, so I have to take a cold look at my priorities.  It is time to sell. I have set a fair and reasonable reserve for the quality of this antique. It is located near Binghamton, NY and you could drive it home if you wanted, but it would be a crime to run up needless mileage and wear.  A flat bed trailer would be best, or hire a car hauler.  This is a 50 year old antique, so naturally there is no warranty.  Sold as-is, where-is.  Try to get your questions in well before the auction ends so I have time to answer.”

 

3 Comments on “1961 Brush Truck Binghamton, Ny **SOLD**

  1. Rick

    This truck was originally green, the fire company bought it that way, and repainted it red and logoed it around 1962. They actually used it for fires (and a few parades) until 2005, when they had to buy expensive safety equipment and needed a source of funds. Sold to me, I drove 3 hours and picked it up in person. I spent $500 on the interior and installed the chrome nerfs on the front. Other than that it is exactly as used by the firemen, including the “nasty” engine. That engine bay has 4 decades of dust from working off blacktop (that’s why they call it a brushfire truck). For the record, I lost money on this and deeply regret having to part with it at any price. I would buy it back in a snap, but the buyer does not want to part with it.

  2. Timothy Raber

    Sad to have lost touch with it. Being someone who has ACTUALLY driven this brush truck to and into a fire, I was sad to see the STVFC part with it. This is the truck that lured me into owning my own Jeep (57 truck) and wish I would have been in a good place to either before you, or from you.

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