’65 Suburban fought blazes for 53 years

’65 Suburban fought blazes for 53 years

Pick of the Day was part of a Canadian fire-department fleet

Oh, the stories the Pick of the Day could share, if only it could speak, though we’d likely need someone to interpret from French to English.

The vehicle is a 1965 Chevrolet Suburban that for 53 years was in the service of the fire department (Services d’Incendie) in Saint-Raphael, Quebec, Canada.

Unfortunately, the advertisement on ClassicCars.com by the vehicle’s private seller shares very few details.

It seems the fire-fighting Suburban was always kept inside the fire station when not battling blazes and is “more than 80 percent original.” It also is “100 percent functional.”

The engine is an inline 6-cylinder, the transmission is manual, it has an AM radio, vinyl seats, full-time four-wheel drive and is in good running order.

Photos show it with a roof-mounted diamond-plate tray that appears to be used for carrying hoses and other gear, and inside are more hoses and what appears to be a small gas-powered generator. 

The asking price is $15,000, which we presume to be the price in U.S. dollars, not in Canadian loonies.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.


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  • M T
    January 12, 2019, 3:26 AM

    PS: absolutely love your stories. Keep up the great work. Thank you!

    • Bob Golfen@M T
      January 12, 2019, 10:38 AM

      Thanks. That has been fixed.

  • Lola Bell
    January 12, 2019, 4:05 AM

    Beautiful vehicle but dont you mean 53 years in service?

  • Douglas Oakley
    January 12, 2019, 7:36 AM

    How can a 1965 car be in service for 63 years? It would have to be a 1956. Am i missing something ?


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