You Know The Drill: 1966 Dodge Fire Truck

'66 Dodge FT

No, this is not a fire drill, but a fire truck. Many of you want one or more and now for a low, low price you can have your own running fire engine! Listed here on criagslist in St. Louis, Missouri, and parked in Pacific, Missouri is this 1966 Dodge Fire Truck priced at $3,500 OBO. The ad is short and sweet. If you have any questions please contact Steve, the owner.

'66 Dodge FT odo

The ad and the odometer show 8,082 miles on them. We don’t know about mileage or the number of hours actually on the Dodge 318LA gasoline engine. Hopefully it still has a lot of life left in it!

'66 Dodge FT int.

The bench seat appears ready for the next owner to drive in a 2016 4th of July parade or any other parade if he or she wishes to! The seller claims everything works as it should on this Dodge 500 Series Truck.

'66 Dodge FT right side

The Dodge 500 starts right up and runs good. We have posted all the images that are included with the ad. There is no information given concerning the condition or the age of the tires, you may wish to ask if you are ready to purchase your own small fire truck. We think that Steve maybe interested in any offers, within reason, that come his way for the purchase of this truck. So if you did buy it, what would you do with it?

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. Ed P

    Can this be correct? The A block 318 was used on 1966 cars. The LA 318 did not appear until 1967 models. The mileage might be correct but the hours on this engine would be way out of line with that.

  2. Sukey

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  3. jim s

    it might make a nice work/worksite truck. get some of your money back by selling off the fire equipment. seller needs to put more work into the listing. interesting find

  4. Norm

    Add a ladder , some hose !! Parade time !!

  5. Mark S Member

    The problem with fire trucks is that they are fire trucks and what do you do with them. For me I’d only want the cab and chassie, I’d lose all the fire apparatus and shorten the wheel base. I’d then install an 8′ truck box off of a 1 ton duelly. I’d then transplant a Cumins turbo diesel In it with a 5 speed manual transmission. I’ve said all this before so I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but that to me is the most practical way to use it. It makes it more versatile you can haul your 5th wheel Holiday trailer, or haul a lowboy car trailer with your pride and joy Car on it, or haul a work trailer with all your tools in it. But the idea of leaving it as a fire truck is un realistic, it becomes an enormous boat anchor that you hall out of storage twice a year for a couple of parades. End of rant thanks for the place to write it. Cheers.

  6. Steve

    The 318 Poly motor lasted even longer in trucks than it did in cars. Many novices confuse the two era motors just because the c.i. are the same. With no pics can’t tell. However there was an almost identical truck listed in the Sacramento area just a few weeks ago. It was on CL and seemed to sell on like 8 minutes of being listed. Could it be the same truck?

  7. Howard A Member

    I agree with Mark, again, not a lot of use for an ex-fire truck. The mileage is consistent with fire trucks of this vintage. Didn’t go far, and LOTS of idling. The blue “gumball machine” indicates it must have been used recently as blue didn’t become an official color until, what, 10,15 years ago? I think that has to be removed, at least in Wisconsin, as it’s illegal to have a blue light on your vehicle. Nice front bumper.

  8. Mike

    In Missouri, Blue was for many years only allowed on Fire Equipment, My Dad and I did a lot of volunteer work with a local Fire Dept, and we had to use a flashing Blue light. Not until recent years did the State allow for the multi colored lights to be used for Fire Dept, and volunteers plus all emergency vehicles.
    This truck was setting at the Fire Training Academy next to the State Prison just outside of Pacific, I saw it there a few months ago when I was in Pacific for a funeral. But the Pilot Station in the back ground is just out HWY 44 near the Eureka exit, which both towns are only a mile or so apart..

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