40 Vintage Firetrucks
Firetrucks are not only super cool, they are necessary parts of life and driven/operated by courageous men and women. But the firetrucks we see today are borderline monster trucks, modded out to include any possible life-saving additions. But it hasn’t always been that way. Firetrucks used to be, well regular old trucks. This post is going to educate you on what a firetruck used to be. So enjoy the trip down memory lane!
40. 1936 Chevrolet Antique Firetruck
Here is a classic 1936 Chevrolet 1 Ton Firetruck, featuring a flathead 6 cylinder gas powered engine with a four-speed smooth manual tranny which shifts surprisingly smooth. You better hope it’s a small fire because this classic Chevy only seats two, but this thing is a beast! Chevy developed the OHV engine to compete with Dodge. They needed a workhorse that could get the job done. The “Cast-Iron Wonder” (as the engine was known) fit the bill. She could churn out 46 horsepower (194 cubic inches) and the overhead valve system supplied much greater power and torque than the previous 4 cylinder engine. This pumper truck is gorgeous!