1928 GMC American LaFrance




Chassis:  GMC

Body:     American LaFrance

Model:   500 GPM Pumper

Type:     Type 99

Serial Number:  W134


Engine:  6 Cylinder Buick


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



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