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Delahaye Fire Truck outfitted by Carrosserie et de Charronnage, Paris, Red, for sale in San Juan Capistrano, California, price on application.
Fine example of earliest mechanized fire-fighting appparatus. Rare Delahaye chassis of French origin. Outfitted by Carrosserie et de Charronnage, Paris
1911 Delahaye Fire Engine
Authentic fire-fighting equipment from France, made even more collectible with prestigious Delahaye provenance. 1911 marks the earliest transition to self-propelled fire apparatus, noted by historians and museum archivists. With an Identification Plate designating this chassis as a Delahaye Type 43A, the powerful Delahaye four-cylinder engine propelled a body and equipment that was outfitted by Carrosserie et de Charronnage, Paris, as identified on yet anther affixed brass Identification Plate. This open vehicle permitted Sapeurs Pompiers (French firefighters) of Ville de Mougins, (located in the South of France) to respond to any fire via dual-sided chain drive. They wouldn’t be delayed by the possibility of a flat tire, as the cast 14-spoke rims are wrapped in solid rubber, with two of each mounted on the singular rear rims. Equipped with hoses, reel, and narrow hinged ladder, this very unique collector vehicle offers entre into many display, show, or parade possibilities.
Collectors and investors: You may well know the choice for Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2011, and the very recent auction results of the DeDion La Marquise. Have you noticed how the market is responding in positive manner with the value of rare, unique (and French) collector vehicles?