Lot 249 - 1922 Mack Open-cab Fire Truck
|Estimate||£13,000 - £18,000|
Mack Trucks Inc. is a manufacturing company and a former manufacturer of buses and trolley buses. Founded in 1900 as the Mack Brothers Company, it manufactured its first truck in 1907 and adopted its present name in 1922. Mack Trucks is a subsidiary of AB Volvo which purchased Mack along with Renault Trucks in 2000. The entire line of Mack products is still produced in Lower Macungie, Pennsylvania with all powertrains produced in the Hagerstown, Maryland plant. They also have additional assembly plants in Pennsylvania, Australia, and Venezuela. Mack trucks have been sold in 45 countries.
This Mack fire truck has had an interesting life. During the fifties, she was laid up in an oilfield scrap yard in Taft, California. The truck was then rescued by Mr. George Smith in November 1972 in a sad state, taking into account the truck was at that stage 50 years old and had been parked up for circa 25 years. A restoration project was started and completed within a year. She was then left to the elements when the vendor discovered the truck and shipped it to the UK. Another restoration project occurred and she now presents in very good order, having been stripped, refabricated where necessary and painted. Now bodied as a water carrier and wearing the livery of the New York Fire Department, this very rare Mack is chain driven.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.