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Pick of the Day: Your very own fire truck

This 1971 International Harvester C-Series driven only 8,911 miles


Want to be invited to take part in every holiday parade, to be the hit of every local car show, or just to give the grandkids or neighborhood children a thrill ride? 

Then the Pick of the Day is for you. It’s a 1971 International Harvester 190 fire truck driven only 8,911 miles and being offered for sale by a private owner in Indianapolis for $12,000.

The truck is done in yellow with lots of chrome and stainless trim and badging from the Edinburgh Fire Department. We’re presuming that’s Edinburgh as in the Indiana community south of Indianapolis.

The seller notes the unit is powered by a 502cid “double-ignition gas V8 backed by a 5-speed manual transmission.” 

It is reported to have “working lights, a large deluge gun, suction hoses, a hose nozzle, ground hoses, a new hose cover, and a 15-watt generator.”

In addition, “The seller states all equipment, trim, and lighting are original to this rust- and accident-free fire truck. A chrome bumper, tow hooks, emergency lighting, a split windshield, air horns, and overhead spotlights are found in the front. In the rear, a treadplate bumper, cargo doors, and chrome handrails can be seen.”

Tires are said to have 80 percent of tread remaining. Interior is original and “like new.”

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

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


    • This age of truck should not be purchased for a front line suppression vehicle. Too much to chance in an emergency. There are companies on the internet that sell fire apparatus that have been traded in for new. They are normally only 15-25 years old.


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