1952 Crosley Kiddie Fire Dept Hook and Ladder Fire Truck, recently restored!

1952 Other Makes Crosley Kiddie Fire Dept

Make: Other Makes
Model: Crosley Kiddie Fire Dept
Trim: Hook and Ladder Fire Truck
Year: 1952
Mileage: 4
VIN: CD402596
Color: Fire Engine Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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Description for Other Makes Crosley Kiddie Fire Dept 1952

This mint condition 1952 Crosley Hook and Ladder Fire truck. nbsp;with all its bells and whistles (literally). nbsp;looks like it just rolled off the pages of a Dr Seuss cartoon book! It is believed that approximately 100 fire truck versions were constructed in the early post-WWII years (1947-1952 to be exact) and came in one size-Extra Small. Basically. it combines a Crosley vehicle in the front with a long and skinny 20' custom built fifth wheel "hook and ladder" trailer with 2 rows of seating for the lil kiddos then adding the gold leaf lettering. and typical fire truck accessories (lights. sirens. bells. hose. and hose reels) to create these interesting miniature fire trucks to ferry kids around carnivals. nbsp;amusement parks. and parades. A bit of history. nbsp;many of you recognize the name 'Crosley' from the appliances such as AM radios and refrigerators well. Crosley also built cars too and actually sold them right alongside the Crosley appliances in hardware stores! The Crosley vehicles were clearly ahead of their time being able to run nearly 50 miles on just one gallon of gas not to mention. each one was as cute as a button. With reliability. durability and safety in mind. this specific example has recently had the engine and transmission rebuilt and the undercarriage has been refreshed using high grade steel. During the rebuild of the drivetrain. this vehicle also received a new clutch and all new electrical wiring as a result. it runs and drives great! Sometimes referred to as Hook and Ladder or just Kiddie Fire truck or both. it is indeed rare! Hands-down. THIS is one of THE nicest surviving and carefully restored Crosley Kiddie Fire Trucks on the planet plus. kids love it! Bid with confidence! Features. Options Accessories:- Great running. nbsp;driving and cosmetic condition!- Only four (4) low miles since restoration!- Ultra-rare collector vehicle; these Crosley mini-fire trucks are often part of some of the top automobile collections in the world! - Great fun for the whole family!- Real head-turner! - Recent restoration history available!- Priced to sell and enjoy!Engine/Drivetrain:Crosley cast-iron block assembly (CIBA) 44 cubic inch. water-cooled inline 4 cylinder mini power plantT-92 Crosley 3 speed manual transmissionDrum brakes10 bolt Crosley rearManual steeringFresh rebuild for reliable performance and original appearance specificationsInterior: (Simple yet functional designed for years of rugged play)Black vinyl seatBlack vinyl door panelsNew Black carpetFunctional dash with 70MPH speedometer. fuel. oil. amps and temp gaugesRadio delete plateFloor mounted 3 speed manual shifterExterior:Bright fire engine red paint is in VERY good conditionRed flashing light by Beacon Ray on roof Iconic sounding fire siren mounted near hood (the red flashing light and siren work great!)The side ladders fold down so the young ones can ride safelyThere are simulated fire extinguishers and even a toy axe! All in fun and all in great detail!12" steel wheels w/baby moon factory style Crosley hubcapsAccented chrome bezels around taillightsHigh show chrome bumpersIconic gold leaf letteringDetailed undercarriageBright diamond plate rear deck * Note: A comparable one just sold in Scottsdale. Arizona for $105K plus auction fees. That said. nbsp;this one has a fresh restoration. nbsp;is very factory authentic and priced at a fraction of current market value -it's a smoking hot deal! DISCLAIMER -- This vehicle is being sold 'as-is/where-is' with no warranty expressed or implied. I strongly encourage all bidders to email us with any questions or come view/drive the car in person. You may also consider hiring an independent inspector to come examine the car before bidding/purchasing the car-additionally. NOTE: ALL inspections must be complete prior to the end of the auction ending. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within 48-hours of auction closing or exercising the buy-it-now option. The entire remaining balance is due within 7-days following end of auction. We will store the car for up to 30-days maximum if needed. Please note buyer is responsible for ALL shipping and delivery expenses. We reserve the right to cancel the auction as the car is for sale locally. Happy bidding!