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1938 Ford 85 Fire Truck 221CI V8

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  • Dutch registration and technical inspection
  • Matching numbers and highly original
  • 3.6L 221CI V8 engine producing 85 HP
  • Covered a mere 10,319 kilometres
  • Fitted with leather seats

The Appeal

Ford’s pre-war V8 Pick-Up was the definition of versatility. As this remarkable fire truck proves.  It began life as a 221CI V8 Pick Up before being carefully transformed into the vehicle you see now - a beautiful city fire truck.  
It is unlikely you’ll see another quite like it.  Door decals indicate it worked in and around  Hertogenbosch , although with a reported mere 10,319kms on the clock it was clearly sparingly used.  It is complete and highly detailed and in preserved overall condition. 
This is one for the collector.  With its Dutch registration and technical inspection, this Ford 85 Fire Truck is ready for its new registered keeper.


History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1938
  • Dutch registration and technical inspection
  • We are told the engine and drivetrain are original and it is matching numbers 
  • The vehicle has covered 10,319 kilometres
  • One key is available
  • Original EU car not imported
  • The VIN is BB814462740


The Condition

  • Complete and very well detailed fire truck with lots of great details 
  • Wood panelled interior with lots of space and good quality fittings 
  • Pipes, ladders and hose carriage included 
  • Retains a high level of originality obvious from photographs 
  • The red paintwork is presentable but not perfect 
  • The leather seats are in fine fettle with rear wooden bench seats 
  • Underside appears tidy and solid 


The Mechanics

  • 3622cc Ford 221CI V8 engine producing 85 HP
  • Single carburettor 
  • Manual transmission
  • The vehicle has been well-maintained 
  • We are told it appears free from notable defects
  • Reported to have covered only 10,319kms from new 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1938
  • Make Ford
  • Model C Series
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 10,319 Miles
  • Engine size 3622
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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