2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1929 Chevrolet International Series AC Fire TruckRegister to Bid
$30,000 - $40,000| Without Reserve
Lovely Early Fire Truck with Great Patina and Originality
Equipped with Hoses, Ladder, Axe, and Two Fire Extinguishers
Powered By GM’s Famous Stovebolt Six-Cylinder Engine
194 CID OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
46 BHP at 2,600 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
Four-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Solid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
The first-generation Chevrolet six-cylinder was developed as a replacement for the company’s OHV four-cylinder that started life in the Royal Mail and Baby Grand Chevrolets and powered the 490 model as it attempted to take on Ford. By the mid-1920s, it was becoming increasingly evident that the public’s taste was turning away from rough-idling four-cylinders and toward the smoother power of an inline six, and in 1929 Chevrolet introduced its now-famous Stovebolt Six. This 1929 International Series AC Fire Truck is a charming example with a fantastic patina and a great deal of originality throughout. The truck is fitted with numerous firefighting accessories, including several hoses, a ladder, an axe, and two fire extinguishers. With “Green River Fire Co.” emblazoned on its doors, this Chevrolet would make a great conversation piece and is sure to draw attention wherever it is shown.
*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.