1975 Fire Truck

12 05 2013

Passed this van today and had to stop to take a closer look. A late bay panel van that seemed to have been used by the fire brigade in the North German small town of Moormerland, close to the Dutch border. The English Wikipedia link is pretty minimalistic, more on this town in the German entry). The bus comes with the 1600 cc 50 h.p. engine and sliding doors on both sides. Looks like work in progress, or a rat look in the making: Rust already removed and some major welding works done, rock and roll bed installed in the back, but body not yet re-sprayed. The bus is now registered in the Netherlands. Haven’t seen a Dutch registration with white numbers yet, but learnt that it is reserved for classic cars, older than 1978. Seems she has found a new owner who will hopefully help her survive the next few decades.







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