The Ford Model T is perhaps the best known early American automobile. More than 15 million were built and sold from 1908 to 1928. A myriad of body styles were produced: everything from roadsters and coupes to phaetons and sedans. But many Model T’s saw duty in industrial, commercial, and municipal applications. The engine is coupled to a 2-speed planetary transmission and is built as a monobloc construction with a removable cylinder head, an industry first.
This Model T Firetruck is one example of how these adaptable vehicles were utilized. Cheap to buy and maintain, Model T firetrucks could be driven into areas not accessible by larger, heavier rigs. This example was once part of the Imperial Palace Collection in Las Vegas where it was used in a vintage fire station scene they had created in the museum.