1950 Crosley Fire Truck: Ain’t It Cute?

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There have been a number of interesting Crosleys featured lately, as well as a number of fire trucks, so why not combine them? Well someone did and this is what you get! It’s actually an amusement ride, of course. The owner has done the mechanical work to get it running, but the fuel system still needs attention. The floor has a few holes and the siren is not working. What would your spouse say if you brought this home, once they stop laughing? It’s listed on eBay in Gladwin Michigan with only a day left and bidding just over $3,000.

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  1. Charles H.

    They sold a restored one of these a couple years ago on Barrett-Jackson for something around $150,000!

  2. Howard A Member

    I believe the one Charles is talking about, was the “tractor trailer” version of this truck. These were very popular in the 50’s and 60’s with amusement parks. There was a small park in the Capitol Court Shopping Center, in Milwaukee, ( one of the 1st shopping malls in Milw.) when I was a kid, called Funtown, and they would, on your birthday, (prearranged by mom, of course) come and pick you up, and all your friends, and take them to the park, or drive them around the park, lights and siren blazing, hence the low mileage. I know Funtown had one, but I don’t remember if it was the tractor trailer type, or like this. Can you imagine the legal issues with that nowadays? I’d be interested to see how the “chain-drive” worked. It was a fun time to be a kid, for sure.
    http://crosleyautoclub.com/00Nationals/Saturday/FireTrk-Sat.jpg

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