1942 INTERNATIONAL K5S FIRE TRUCK
This is a fully restored and completely functional 1942 International K5S Fire Truck out of Idaho in the United States. The truck was previously a prized part of the Dr Forest Bird Collection. Dr Bird was an American aviator, inventor, and biomedical engineer. He is best known for having created some of the first reliable mass-produced mechanical ventilators for acute and chronic cardiopulmonary care. He has a massive private collection comprised of cars, trucks and planes. When Dr Bird passed away in 2015, his entire collection was put to auction as part of his deceased estate. The truck was ultimately purchased and send out to Australia where it has lived in collections since.
The truck itself is complete and functioning. It runs a big flat head 6 cylinder engine paired to a manual transmission. All of the correct fire truck items remain in place including spinning dome lights, front mounted siren, Bell, spotlights, water pumps, hoses, helmets, fire extinguishers, tools, ladders etc. The detail in the truck is amazing, many parts are beautifully chrome plated and polished and shine beautifully. The wheels are nicely polished up to a near mirror shine. The interior is well restored with switches to operate all the bell and whistles. The truck would ideally suit a collector or museum. It is a gorgeous functional show piece and certainly a talking point for someone. Reach out if you would like more information or to make an appointment to view it in person.
NEW STOCK DROPS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AND THE DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8AM TO 2PM. OTHERWISE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR GENUINE VEHICLE INQUIRIES/INSPECTIONS TUESDAY TO SATURDAY ALL OTHER TIMES, PLEASE CALL 0755 966 566 WITH INQUIRIES OR TO MAKE INSPECTION ARRANGEMENTS.
Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
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PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is being sold on consignment, consignment vehicles are sold as is without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed written or implied by the consignee. Information is provided to us by the consignee and is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely.
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