1955 Willys Fire Truck

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This 1955 Willys fire truck was used by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) glass research center in Harmarville, PA.

This truck served as a plant fire protection manned by their Fire Brigade.

Each Friday this truck was started and driven twice around the plant to keep it in running condition in case of fire. It has 5,889 original miles. It has been repainted, but the interior and fire equipment are original.

The body was made by Valley Equipment of Bay City, Michigan. They made fire engine bodies for commercial chassis.

The water pump is a Darley 500 gallon per minute (gpm) pump.


  • Fire engine body with hoses, fittings, etc.
  • Custom front bumper with 500 gallon per minute water pump
  • Only 5,889 original miles
  • All original interior
  • 226 cubic inch Super Hurricane engine
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • T-90 transmission
  • Dana Spicer 18 transfer case
  • Dana 53 rear axle
  • Dana 25 front axle
Manufacturer Willys
Production 1946-1964
Toledo, Ohio
Engine Options 134 cu in. L-head Go Devil
134 cu in. F-head Hurricane
226 cu in. Super Hurricane
230 cu in. Tornado
Transmission Options T-90
Wheelbase 119.5 in.
Length 221.0 in.
Width 74.0 in.
Height 80.0 in.
Curb Weight 6,200 lbs.
  • Client: 1957 Willys Fire Truck
  • Filed under: Classic