Lot 42

1923 Packard Model EC Fire Engine

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$30,000 - $50,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Rare Packard Commercial Truck from the Final Year of Production

Formerly Owned by the Suffern Fire Department in New York

Fitted with Firefighting Apparatus Manufactured by Peter Pirsch & Sons Company

Technical Specs

432 CID Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Single Updraft Carburetor

Estimated 40 HP

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

Rear Drum Brakes

Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

This beautifully preserved 1923 Packard Model EC Fire Engine is based on a Packard commercial truck chassis, examples of which were built from 1918 to 1923. These trucks were powered by four-cylinder engines displacing 432 cubic inches and producing either 32 or 40 hp, depending on the model.

This Packard is outfitted with firefighting apparatus installed by Peter Pirsch & Sons Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin, which operated between 1900 and 1984. It carries the designation of Volunteer Hose Company No. 1 of Suffern, New York, a suburb northwest of New York City.

In September 2004, Mark Smith acquired this incredibly original fire engine from the Wiglesworth Automobile Collection in Shawnee, Kansas. It is accompanied by various firefighting ephemera including hoses, nozzles, a fire extinguisher, and an axe.

Charming and historically significant, this museum-quality artifact is a fascinating reminder of a bygone era.

*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.

Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.


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