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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1940 Chevrolet COE fire truck

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Original and maintained 1940 Chevrolet COE fire truck for sale on From the seller’s description:

completly original. The paint is original, old and shows the scars from the years on duty. In service until 1992, The Truck has been stored indoors it’s entire life. The engine has 6920 Original miles confirmed. It is the original 216 ci. The Engine has been gone over with all new seals, cleaned, drained, partially repainted and is running strong on a fresh tune up! No smoke from the engine, very quiet. 4 gear tranny, including a granny gear. Has a PTO. Every drop of fluid has been drained and replaced with Chevy recommended lubricants. Tires, All 6, brand New, 700-20 Gum Dipped Firestone’s on redone, original rims. Complete Drum Brake overhaul, including Master cylinder, new springs, emergency brake, ect… solid and secure brakes. This is not a perfect show truck with the paint and few little dings, but is a relic from the past in remarkable condition. The original assembly tags, from The Janesville, WI plant, are still wired to bolts under the front fenders. The chrome is really as nice as it looks in the photos, a few blemishes, but it shines up so nice. The grill is the original and in excellent shape. The 2 Sirens, 3 emergency Lights and 3 spot lights all are in working order. The pump is a Champion Brand, installed by Darley. We have made contact with their Historical Division in Chippawa Falls, WI. Darley is still in business and offer replacement part information and direction. 500 GPM pump w/ 150 gal. on board tank. Original Gas Mask, Nozels, hose, Stand Pipe, 2 Pike poles, 2 original wood ladders, 2 Shop manuals, Pump Information and the complete history of the truck. 131″ Wheel Base. Springs are in excellent condition. New Deep Storage Battery. There is some slight surface rust off the running boards and the front fenders have a small area by the running boards where there was rust. Very minimal. Overall a Great Machine! Brand New seat upholstry in cab, floor wood, Has working turn signals, Hazard and brake lights.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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