Reason: dramatic decline in health and I can no longer use them.
All have been stored inside. Except for item 1, all are in Sunnyvale/San Jose California.
Terms: Payment via cashier’s check required before title transferred. Sold ‘as is where is.’ Buyer will be responsible for removal and transportation to his or her location.
1. 1931 Ahrens-Fox M-X-2 piston pumper. Comes with 2-inlet deluge gun. Former Detroit F.D. rig. This was on display at the Michigan Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti, MI, until recently. Asking price reduced to $70,000. If you wish to see this rig, contact my friend Matt Lee in MI. Email . The difference between this rig and no. 4 is that no. 4 has a larger motor & pump.
SOLD 2. 1949 American-LaFrance 700 Series 1000 gpm pumper, ex-Merced, CA. Open cab, small V-12 motor, American LaFrance bell, 3-inlet monitor, misc equipment. Good tire tread, always stored inside. Believed to be in good running condition, but sale is as is/where is. $12,500 OBO
3. 1940 Seagrave TDA, 85 ft. steel aerial, ex-Bakersfield, CA., bought directly from Bakersfield, and driven about 300 mi. from there back to Sunnyvale. Wood ground ladders. A small, but not insignificant, oil leak showed up when it was last garaged last fall. Health issues have prevented pursuing that, but otherwise it was a great running rig for over 35 yrs. Big Seagrave V-12, and largely equipped with the equipment of that era. Asking $20,000.
4 . 1928/29 Ahrens-Fox N-S-4 piston pumper, 1,000 gpm. Equipped with the equipment of that era, plus a 2-inlet deluge gun. Tires are good. Extinguishers & taillights updated, and turn signals added. Only the 2nd owner. Purchased from Ocean City in 1962, and shipped to CA through the Panama Canal. Garaged ever since. Has traveled under its own power to musters and parades throughput the San Francisco Bay Area for over 50 years, and still runs like a top. Asking $100,000.
SOLD 5. Spare big Seagrave V-12 motor. Highest offer takes it.