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1928 GMC American LaFrance

 

Specifications:

 

Chassis:  GMC

Body:     American LaFrance

Model:   500 GPM Pumper

Type:     Type 99

Serial Number:  W134

 

Engine:  6 Cylinder Buick

Model:  

Cubic Inch:

Horse Power:  89 HP

Ignition:  Distributor

 

Transmission:  3-Speed

 

Top Speed: 45 MPH

 

Sold New:  Pardeeville, WI

 

Acquired by OVV:  August 2006 from Steve Holms

 

Condition:  Good - running - always ready for a parade

 

History

General Motors and American-LaFrance teamed up, in late 27, to offer a new light weight pumper for small communities where roads where marginal or the available water system did not warrant a full size pumper.  Also the local GM dealer could perform repairs.

 

Originally sold to Pardeeville, WI

-Collector in Victorville, CA owned it for many years

-Steve Holms in Yelm bought the rig in early 80's

 

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