What Model Year Is This Old Fire Truck?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage South




One of daughter's neighbors is a firefighter for the City of Trussville, and while I was visiting her family the other day he drove up pulling this beautiful old fire truck and I was lucky to have my camera with me.


It's a Dodge but I don't know what year it is.....I'm thinking 1940's.  Does anybody know?



Trussville Fire Truck


Trussville Fire Truck


Trussville Fire Truck


Look how shiny....there's my reflection in the chrome bumper!


Trussville Fire Truck


Trussville Fire Truck


I don't know why this photo of the fire extinquisher uploaded sideways, it's turned the right way in the file I'm uploading it from.  Strange.  Oh well, had to include it anyway because it's so pretty!



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Comments (14)

Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
I don't know, but it's gorgeous. I worked at Winterthur Museum & Gardens, a du Pont estate and they had one similar.
May 17, 2011 07:10 AM
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

Ann, WOW! Glad you had your camera, I love the photo's! Thanks for sharing.

May 17, 2011 08:48 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Whatever year that fire truck is, it's in excellent condition! I'm guessing early 50's. But then again, what do I know about cars/ trucks?!!!

May 17, 2011 08:58 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Hi Ann.

Those are great photos...I think it was built in 1956...

I am not sure...

May 17, 2011 09:13 AM
Ted Tyrrell
RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton) - Victoria, BC
Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria

Ann, betcha dollars to doughnuts that is a 1941 Dodge firetruck!

May 17, 2011 01:15 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I can usually tell by looking a some classic cars what year they are.  But firetrucks are a little different.  I'm guessing 1940s too.

May 17, 2011 02:25 PM
Allen 2222
Austin, TX

Absolutely marvelous details!

May 17, 2011 02:43 PM
John Handschuh ABR SRES
RE/MAX Action Realty - Warrington, PA
Bucks County Real Estate

Anne it looks like a 1941 Dodge. Great photos. Beautiful Truck.

May 17, 2011 03:06 PM
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Anne, I am going to guess it being a 1946.  It is a beautiful truck and photo.

May 17, 2011 03:22 PM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Ah Ann....all I need to see is pictures of an old beauty restored like this, and it makes me NOT want to get my convertible running to sell it.

But they are EXPENSIVE toys if you don't work on them yourself...and now with gas what it is, I can't imagine what it would cost to fill my beast.

Ah, but just to get her on the road again. That will probably be the determining factor.

It's so hard not to imagine her being here.

May 17, 2011 04:06 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Ann, great photos of a beautiful restored fire truck, and clean as a whistle.

May 17, 2011 05:06 PM
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

You know that these pictures are awesome!  My son would dig them!

May 17, 2011 05:31 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Ann, That would be a great truck to lead a parade! 


May 18, 2011 04:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Ann, My guess is 1947. Great photos! The fire truck is in pristine condition. I hope you intend to find out the model year … and post an update!

May 18, 2011 05:46 AM