1971 FORD C750 Ward LaFrance Fire Truck For Sale






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Fixed price: 
US $7.995.00
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Last update: 
25.11.2016
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Model: 
C750 Ward LaFrance Fire Truck
Item Location: 
Monroe, North Carolina, United States
Exterior Color: 
RED
Engine: 
391 V8
Transmission: 
5 Speed Manual
Drive Type: 
RWD
Fuel: 
Gas
Warranty: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
Mileage: 
21,900
Year: 
1971










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Description 1971 FORD C750 Ward LaFrance Fire Truck

 

1971 FORD
C750 Ward LaFrance Fire Truck

Retired in
2007 from Little River Volunteer Fire Department – Lenoir, NC

100% ORIGINAL AND FUNCTIONAL WITH LIGHTS, SIREN AND
PUMP.  ONLY 21,900 ORIGINAL MILES...Always
kept inside and in recent years used for parades and promotional events.  Great for the kids from 3 to 93…   Actually, kids love climbing on this more
than swings or tree houses.

Background:

Ward LaFrance is named after its founder, Addison Ward
LaFrance. In his early years Addison worked as an engineer for his father and
uncle at American LaFrance. He was assigned the project of developing a spring
raising aerial with the added incentive that if it worked, his father would buy
him a car agency (now known as car dealerships).

Obviously, the spring raising ladder worked and Addison Ward
LaFrance was rewarded with a car dealership. The success of the dealership led
to the formation of a truck manufacturer which he named the "LaFrance
Truck Manufacturing Company." The similarity in name with the flourishing
American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. caused confusion even back then.

At a meeting with American LaFrance's company officials, it
was suggested that Addison Ward LaFrance rename his company the "Ward
LaFrance Truck Company." He did so, and the rest is history.

With manufacturing facilities located in his hometown of
Elmira Heights, New York, the Ward LaFrance Truck Company established a
reputation for innovation and quality. Its distinctive nameplate could soon be
found on an array of diverse vehicles such as tank wreckers for the military,
vans for UPS, over the road tractors, cement trucks, dump trucks, chassis for
buses and trolleys, and even an armored car or two. If it had wheels and it was
a truck, odds are that Ward LaFrance built it at one time or another.

But above all, Ward LaFrance will forever be synonymous with the
fire trucks it manufactured. With distinctive grills, optional fender skirts,
and ultra vision cabs, any fire truck enthusiast can spot a Ward LaFrance a
mile away. Their appearance is literally an industrial work of art and their
performance is legendary.

 

Call 704-288-1967







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