This vehicle began life as an unrestorable 1925 American LaFrance ladder truck and is the product of the imagination of its owner, Richard Prizen and Deoon and Jeff Hammers of Penn-Dutch Restorations. The only parts remaining of the original fire truck are the wheels and running gear. Everything else is new design and construction, including the body, seats, fenders, cowl, hood and radiator. Power steering was installed, along with heated seats, external mirrors and modern shocks and sway bars. This vehicle weighs in excess of 6000 pounds. The engine was rebored as part of the restoration process, and now displaces more than 1,000 cubic-inches (over 15 liters). The top speed is in excess of 100 mph.