This old fuel truck is listed for sale here on craigslist in Lake Havasu City, Arizona for a very ambitious $25,000. It served the Lake Havasu airport in another time in aviation history. It appears very complete and original and has accumulated less than 20,000 miles around the airport in it’s history. Thanks to Brian V for sharing this unique listing.
Back in ’39, aviation was a bit different than it is today. Most of the airports around the country were small, so a truck this size was perfectly equipped for serving small general aviation aircraft. I’d love to park this tanker next a modern one to see how much things have changed!
The tuck is said to run well but there’s no word on rust, but none is apparent in the pictures. The condition of any other components is unknown. If it was priced more realistically, beyond a museum, what could one do with this old truck? It would be great at an airshow, but I doubt the tank could be made legal to transport aviation fuel. Perhaps one could modify the tank into something usable.