It’s hard to explain what is so fascinating about fire trucks, maybe it’s the size, the bright red paint, or the fact that they save lives. Whatever it is, there is just something cool about them. Part of what makes this 1923 REO Speedwagon fire truck interesting, is the mystery behind its history. It wasn’t put into service until 1959, so it was parked for 36 years before being used. It has been kept indoors for the vast majority of its life. The seller has gotten it running and even drives it regularly. So, if you have ever wanted to have a fire truck of your own you had better take a look here on eBay.
When the current owner found this truck, it was complete but rough. They didn’t do much to the body, other than straightening a few pieces out. The drivetrain on the other hand, has completely gone through and is all sorted out. The seller seems to believe this isn’t the original motor, which wouldn’t be surprising. It looks great and appears to be period correct though.
Most people would only drive this in parades and to car shows, but we could see ourselves taking it to run errands. We wouldn’t want to take it far, as there’s more wagon here then there is speed. It tops out around 45 mph, but it would be a head turner everywhere it goes. Would you drive it regularly too or are we just crazy?