10/17/11 178 W, 2 I - + 5 - 4 Unusual Fire Apparatus

Couple Google finds for your Monday morning amusement. First is a 1951 Crosley built by Overland Amusements as an entertainment vehicle. The fifth-wheel trailer was designed with benches on both sides and safety restraints shaped like ladders. It was restored by a St. Louis fire equipment dealer, who added some details. The engine is a four-cylinder Jeep with an automatic transmission. It was recently (?) auctioned by Barrett-Jackson and sold for $110,000. See the auction listing with more photos.

Barrett-Jackson photo

Next is a vehicle called Draco, a 1979 Oshkosh crash truck converted into an all-terrain recreation vehicle in the early 2000s. The monster measures 28-feet in length, eight-feet and four-inches in width, and 12-feet and two-inches high. The 34,000-pound creation was a two-year project for world traveler and wildlife photographer V. Ross Johnson and her husband. She would soon be wheelchair-dependent, so they built the rig to meet her needs while enable them to continue to travel. It was subsequent offered for sale, after they planned to move to Arizona. See more photos of Draco.

And the RV sold for $250,000! http://www.tincantourists.com/classified..
Legeros - 10/17/11 - 08:28

I saw that Crosley on the B-Jack auction block last year. It sold for a low price, and is a pretty neat rig.
Duda (Email) - 10/18/11 - 16:17

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