1985 Pierce-Arrow Firetruck

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This is the Ferrari Testarossa, the Lamborghini Countach, the Porsche 911SC of my impressionable youth, a 1985 model firetruck.  It lived smack dab in the “I’m really paying attention time” of cars for me.  I always took and still take pause to watch one go down the street.  They are marvelous.  

This one looks like it needs a good polishing but with only 97,384 miles on the diesel, it seems young to have been retired.  Market correct price?  I have no idea.  Worth more than a parade ride?  Probably not.  I still would love to have it sitting in the corner of the barn… that I still need to build.

On Hemmings in Winchendon, Massachusetts for $16,500.

“Description: Own your own firetruck A 1985 Pierce Arrow PumperThis truck starts and runs beautifulNo known problemsMileage 97 384 but if you know anything about diesel motors it is just getting broken in. This truck was just taken out of service by the City of Leominster within the last 3 to 6 monthsIt was last certified in 2012 and responded to 2 fire calls on its last day of serviceIt has a 500 gallon booster tank and a 1500 gal a minute Water pump. It has a curved style five man canopy cab with all aluminum construction  Detroit 6 V92TA diesel motor with engine brake and an Allison HT.740. 4speed automatic transmissionDelco 145 amp alternator dual starting system with two 12 volt 225 amp batteriesTires are 11.00 X 20. I have all the manuals that came with the truck It comes with 2 hard suction lines and 2 ladders 24 foot and 12 footCome and take a look you will not be sorryTruck has been garaged since new and properly maintainedFully equipped with all options for optimum performance and comfortNothing has been done mechanically or cosmetically to compromise integrity of originalityAlways maintained meticulously on schedule with nothing but premium fluids parts and service every time”

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