Back in April we had a chance to visit the best privately owned Vintage Fire Engine Collection in the Country and I was mesmerized with the stunning beauty of a
1922 Ahrens-Fox Model J-S-2 piston pumper #1211, built in Cincinnati. This engine was delivered to Station 9 in downtown St. Paul, Minn. It was the city's only all-African American-manned firehouse. The Cincinnati-built rig cost a staggering $12,500. The state-of-the-art fire engine could pump 34,051 litres of water a minute . The engine is equipped with dual ignition - battery and magneto - for guaranteed performance.
You can read more about it *** HERE ***
As part of the restoration process, it cost approx $50,000. to rechrome all the chrome bits. It is powered by an Auburn designed V12 engine which was converted to dual spark plugs