Check Out This Gorgeous 1919 Ford Fire Truck

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Vintage cars can be tricky to decipher when it comes to value. Sometimes the glitziest and most beautiful examples are relatively inexpensive, and sometimes the most underwhelming models can be worth millions. So where do you think this charming-as-can-be Ford Model TT fire truck falls?

First, a little background information, along with a list of amenities:

  • Tribute to the San Francisco Fire Department’s 150th Anniversary
  • All-steel period design body
  • Red exterior
  • Gold leaf trim and decorative design on front fenders
  • Black interior
  • Red emergency lollipop lights
  • Sireno siren
  • Gray and Davis 360 search light
  • Dietz brass fire bell
  • Restored brass fire extinguishers
  • Period correct brass fire nozzles
  • 100-foot long fire hose
  • Brass mirrors
  • Chrome railings
  • Wood rails
  • Wood axe
  • Custom-built wood ladder


Under the hood lays a rebuilt 20 horsepower, 176/20 HP L-head 4-cylinder engine paired to a 2 speed planetary transmission which as also been rebuilt to ensure drivability. According to Mecum’s catalog description, the entire vehicle will fit under a conventional home garage, so no need to hesitate about storing it somewhere far away from you.


Now, after seeing how much work and attention to detail went into this Model TT fire truck, can you guess the price? Mecum experts estimated this will sell for anywhere between $45,000 to $65,000 bucks.

I don’t know about you, but I figured this would cost more than an average Ford Explorer…

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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