Are you trying to have the coolest fire engine on the block?
Tired of your neighbor being the cool kid on the block with his vintage American fire truck that everyone is tired of? How about building an extreme-Mercedes-overlanding fire truck and shutting him up forever? If you've been considering an obscure overlanding build, perhaps for the Maya Rally, and you're not quite happy with what you can find in the United States, perhaps you could import this German fire engine, and do something unique! With it's locking rear cab, and the ability to seat nine, there's no doubt you could turn this into something cool. The downside? It isn't 4x4, the upside? With 2 days left, it's only at $20.
Here's what the seller has to say about the vehicle:
1979 Mercedes Benz LF 409 Fire Truck with onöy 41990km
Here you have the Change to bid on a very nice Mercedes Benz Van. This things are similar with the Unimog and very rar in the USA.
You will own a real eye-catcher.
Perfect for business or comercial a lot of people will ask you what you have there......
This Firefighter-Vehicle wasn't never owend by privat Person befor, it comes diretly from a small Firedepartment near Berlin.
They get a new one, so the old has to go.
It's not unusual the this Vehicles are used for more then 30 Years at the small village firestations here in germany.
(At this time Mercedes bulit vehicles for eternity.)
They are parked most time of there life in headed garage and are handeld with care all the time.
Every single rust spot was fixed and painted over the years befor it could come to bigger rust problems. You can see this points at the pictures.
There is absolutly no rust at the underside of the Truck. At the right front fender, there is a point you should fix in the near futur (see pictures)
There are no Oil leaks, even after the long way home, there comes no single drop to the ground after a day. There is some old Oil at the underside of the engine, because they change the valve cover gasket.
First registration was April 28 in 1979.
2.3 liter, 4 Cylinder Gas Engine with 90 HP
4 gear manual Transmission with PTO for the Waterpump at the front.
Mercedes writes Topspeed: 104 km/h (65mls/h)
The 300km home we drive a avarage speed of 55 mls/h, still runs perfect and without any problems.
(Notice: at topspeed, the trucks i louder then a new car! It's a 33 Years old comercial Truck.)
Lenght: 6 Meter (19,5 feet)
Wide: 2,1 Meter (7 feet)
High: 2,8 Meter (9 feet)
UVW 3060kg (6732 lbs)
GVW 5200kg (11440 lbs)
Original Kilometerreading 41990km (26.000mls!!!) Thats normal for a firetruck in germany.
Park heading System! Power Brakes, Trailer Hitch,.....
You will get a complet set of Hoses to pump Water with the Frontpump. Inclueded a B-Hose and a jet pipe.
The pumpe perform 8 Bar pressure and transport 800 Liter per Minute (211 gallons per Minute)
Pumps has operate 140 Hours.
Everything is in working condition.
This Truck is a classic Vehicle older then 25 years, so you can register it street legal in the States!
Few years ago, i imported a lot of Unimogs, G-wagons, other Vehicles and Unimogaxles to America and other Countries.
So don't worry about import, it's easier than you think.
I also have a few friends in the USA, very familar with registration europen Vehicles. Ask me and i can give you contact dates, then you can ask for any detail you want to know. We will also help you with that point after you have bought the Truck.
Normal you have to pay 2.5% Importtax, because it's a Crew Cab with 9 seats. To get sure, please ask your local Taxoffice.
Shipping is also no Problem.
You can arrange shipping buy yourself, or i can send the truck next to your Home. The past shows, that it made sence to shipp just to the next international Seaport, where the new owner pick it up by himself.
Fell also free to ask anything you need to know about shipping.
I wait for a few example shippingqoutes. I will added the qoutes here if i get them.
Deposit of 500$ to my paypal account between 24 hours after auction close.
The rest of the amount (included shipping, if i should book it) have to transfer to my Bankaccount.
If there are any questions, please ask befor you bid!
Send me your Emailadress and i can send your some more Pictures.