Featured vehicles were Fire, Police and Emergency. I zeroed in on this 1929 Pirsch fire truck from the Itasca Fire Department. Now owned by a priest in Mundelein who bought it in 1990 and restored it that year; it last fought a fire in 1963 at the Itasca Country Club as it pumped water from a creek. This vehicle doesn’t meet current NAFPA standards for front line fire protection. It is restored original vis a vis, there is no enclosure and no heat for the firemen.
Ed bought this green 1947 Chrysler New Yorker 22 years ago. The motor is a flat heat straight eight with 323.5n cu. in. The transmission is ‘fluid drive’ with 4 speed hydraulic shift. Standard features are electric windshield wipers, clock, glove compartment light and clock, directional signals, automatic interior lights (dome and courtesy), safety speedometer (it changes color as the speed increases). Extra cost options include sun visor, AM radio and back-up light. The original color was Heather Green.
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