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1955 M-38A1 Goshen, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD**  Last listed at $4200.

(08/28/2012) The seller doesn’t seem to know whether this was a real Fire Truck or not, but probably wouldn’t be hard to verify.

“I think it belonged to the fire dept. from 1975 untill 2006 then it was sold to a privet owner 2006 untill 2012 This jeep runs good but the motor has a pecking noise the jeep comes with a spare replacement motor this jeep is very solid one small rust spot on drivers side front fender.”

 
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1952 M-38A1 Haslett, MI GSA Auction

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Buz spotted this one.

“Bidders wanting the Title, SF97, issued in their business/company name MUST register as a company. No changes will be made after award. We have recently learned that some Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice owned vehicles may have a Confidential Hold on them. We are working with these agencies to ensure any Confidential Holds are removed prior to sales. During this transition, if you’d like additional information, contact the Sales Contracting Officer listed below.

Year: 1952
Make: Willys
Model: M38a1
Vin: 23956XXXXXXXXX
Mileage: 16971

1952 WILLYS M38A1 TRUCK UTILITY, 4X4, 4 CYL GAS, MT, MS, MB. MILEAGE IS ESTIMATED. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. DEFICIENCIES, WHEN KNOWN, HAVE BEEN INDICATED IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION. HOWEVER, ABSENCE OF ANY INDICATED DEFICIENCIES DOES NOT MEAN THAT NONE EXISTS.”

http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucalsrh/ (click on the link and do a search for Willys)

 
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1947 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Beaux Bridge, LA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

(07/09/2012) Needs plenty of work to be restored.

“THIS JEEP WAS SENT FROM THE WILLYS FACTORY TO HOWSE FIRE AND APPARATUS IN INDIANA AND OUTFITTED AS A FIRE TRUCK IN 1947 FOR THE CITY OF ST. MARTINVILLE, LA. I AM THE 2nd OWNER. THE FIRE EQUIPMENT WAS REMOVED BY THE FIRE DISTRICT 1 MONTH PRIOR TO MY PURCHASE. I HAVE ALL OF THE FIRE EQUIPMENT EXCEPT FOR THE 2 TOOL BOXES AND A COUPLE OF THE ALUMINUM TUBING FOR THE LADDER RACK THAT I KNOW OF. THE BODY IS RUST FREE EXCEPT FOR SURFACE RUST. THE ORIGINAL JACK IS STILL IN THE TOOL BOX. THE JEEP IS FULLY OPERATIONAL BUT WILL NEED A NEW BATTERY. BUYER WILL HAVE OPTION TO PURCHASE A LARGE INVENTORY OF NEW OLD STOCK PARTS FOR $1000.00.”

 
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Fire Jeep Truck in Canton, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD**  Was priced at $8000.

This is actually one of two trucks.   Both sold quickly.

“1955 Willys fire truck. A rare piece indeed. It was left alone in a storage unit since 1986. It has 3100 miles on it. The body and interior are really nice on it. With some mechanical work this baby will the hit of the parade! Siren and light work! Complete with hoses, ladder, ax and even the lantern. It does run and I have moved it forwards and back. And put it in 4×4. I tuned it up, changed the oil, flushed the gas tank. However, these are the things I know it needs: has no brakes, radiator, water pump, PTO universals.”

 
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1961 Howe Fire Apparatus Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

Lots of specifications listed, as well as additional equipment options.

View all the information on eBay

 
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Valley Fire Truck Sales Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

The Valley Fire Truck Company, based in Bay City, Michigan, converted basic willys truck chassis’ into Fire Trucks. Below is a rare ad from 1957 for their fire trucks.

View the information on eBay

 
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Fire Jeeps out of the Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, International, Old Images • TAGS: .

FEATURED JANUARY 2011

I was trying to locate some more interesting willys-related museums, but instead stumbled across the atlantic, landing in the Netherlands (back in time no less).  The result were these 2 great images of old Fire Jeeps with extended rears and wonderful details.  There are a few more smaller images of these jeeps at the Netherland focused website Brandweerforum.  They have some other non-jeep firetrucks there as well.

 
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1957 CJ-5 Fire Jeep Steger, Il $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , , .

This looks in great condition.

“1957 Willys Jeep . Completely functional fire service vehicle , includes 75 gallon water tank , 100′ hose on spool , spray head , water pressure guage , siren , radio , warning lights , P.T.O. winch , 4-wheel drive w/ low range. Unbelievable undamaged rust free condition , very well maintained condition by local fire department since new. Great for large property or ranch owner for personal fire protection , watering animals or remote gardens or vintage Jeep collector. $6000.00 or reasonable serious offer. call Matt 708-754-1237”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/2655740613.html

 
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1955 Willys Truck and Trailer Quebec, Ca $35,000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

Here’s a cool truck listed over at jeeptruck.com.  The price is a bit up there though.

“1955 Willys truck and trailer. Beautiful piece of collection. Original, was used as firetruck in a small village in Quebec, Canada. Trailer comes with hoses and water pump (500 gallon/minute). It has skis for winter. One of a kind. It works still very well.   Asking $35,000   I have pictures for it”

http://www.jeeptruck.com/sale/ad513/ad513.html

 
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1967 CJ-5 Brush Fire Jeep Boyertown, Pa $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , , .

This looks in good shape.

“MUST SEE 1967 jeep V6 Only 14,000 miles Many accessories Spot lights mounted both sides Large water tank with electric reel. New tires. 10,000 electric winch Snow plow and mounts. Please call 610-763-8615”

http://reading.craigslist.org/cto/2360988908.html

 
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Video 1954 CJ-3B with the Howe Fire Conversion

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, videos • TAGS: .

I hadn’t seen this before today.

 
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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.”

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1956 M-170 Fire Engine Vega, Tx eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-170, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  This is back on ebay.

(11/19/2009) This is unusual.

“THIS M170 WILLIS ARMY 4X4 JEEP IS IN EXTREMELY NICE CONDITION IN AND OUT, SHEET METAL IS PERFECT. THIS JEEP WAS RESTORED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THERE USE. THE CHASSIS HAS ROUGHLY 25,000 TOTAL MILES AND UNDER 3,000 TOTAL MILES ON NEW REBUILT ENGINE. IT IS STILL 24 VOLT WATERPROOF WIRING AND ALL RUNNING GEAR IS REBUILT AND ORIGINAL. THE ONLY MODIFICATION WERE THE NEW PAINT AND ALL NEW FIRE EQUIPMENT. IT HAS A NEW 100 GALLON TANK, NEW HIGH PRESSURE PUMP, PLUS NEW HOSE, A ELECTRIC HOSE REEL. IT STARTS, RUNS AND DRIVES LITERALLY AS NEW AND EVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT THE FULE GAGE(NEEDS NEW SENDING UNIT) ALWAYS KEPT INSIDE AND IS CURRENTLY TITLED AND LICENSED. EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS.”

View pics on eBay

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1955 Fire Truck Vidalia, La **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $2100

I’d like a closer look at the bed to see what makes this a fire truck.

“1955 Willys / Jeep FIRE TRUCK, Kaiser Supersonic 6 cylinder, 4X4 works, runs well, Needs brakes bled and new home.”

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Austin Mini Moke

• CATEGORIES: Mini Moke • TAGS: .

At first I thought this was some kind of Mutt.  Upon further research, I discovered these were Austin vehicles modeled after the lightweight Jeep design, but were too low to the ground to be of any use offroad.  These might be best thought of as British version of the dune buggy, given all the kit cars based on the Austin design.

Here’s a link to several that are for sale in the US

According to Wikipedia, “The initial design was a prototype for a light military vehicle in the style of the American Jeep, but its small wheels and low ground clearance made it impractical as an off-road vehicle. It was subsequently offered in a civilian version as a low-cost, easily maintained utility vehicle. The Moke finally achieved success as a beach buggy—becoming a popular ‘cult’ vehicle in the Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean. The original Moke used identical engine, transmission and suspension parts to the basic Mini.

Below are some examples of the Austin, with the final one being a fire engine.

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  1. View Mini Mokes for sale in the US
  2. Here’s a great deal of information from Wikipedia
  3. The Mini Moke Fire Engine
 
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1959 FC-170 Firetruck Sarasota, Fl eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

I've got a friend in California that has an old firetruck he would drive to work every so often.  I always thought that would be fun, but I think this firetruck would be even cooler.

"1959 Willys Jeep FC170 Forward Control fire truck. Runs good – may need some brake maintenance. 7,200 actual miles. Manual Transmission. ALL ORIGINAL!  This vehicle has not been stripped. It is 100% original – even the windshield wipers! Includes Fire Extinguishers and fire blanket canister (with original fire blanket inside). Even the lights and siren are working! The headliner is begining to come down and the interior needs some work. There are no dents on the exterior.The vehicle has only been driven in local parades for the past several years."

View all the pics at eBay 

 
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1961 CJ-3B (fire engine) Ohio ebay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , .

Obviously, these aren't available every day, especially with less than 5k miles.  A great collector piece!

"1961 Willys jeep, 4270 original mileage ( no misprint) original 4cylinder engine, 4 wheel drive; 3 speed manual transmission; 5 ton front -pto driven winch ( original equipment) very good tires; 160 gallon water tank that is easily removable; siren and lights.Maintainance records will be provided. This Willys can be put back into original state easiliy. Always garaged; This vehicle was used as a brush fire vehicle by fire department. Buyer will receive extra rear axle and original tire and rim. must sell as per Federal Grant requirements."

View more pics on eBay