Own This One Of A Kind Truck Being Sold By A Town In Iowa
When people bid on things, it's typically for auction or it's a collector's item. A town in Iowa is selling a piece of equipment for neither of those things. Maybe someone will consider a one-of-a-kind truck a collector's item, but that's an expensive collection. Let's just say this item is something your childhood self would have loved to own and drive.
When you were a kid, you probably wanted to be a police officer, doctor, or even a firefighter. If fighting fires was a childhood dream because you got to use the big hose or drive the truck, you could fulfill that dream by placing a bid on a fire truck being sold by the City of Camanche, Iowa.
Camanche is selling a fire truck? For real?
Yep. In a social media post on March 9th, the City of Camanche said they are accepting bids for a fire truck. You know, the thing that gets driven around by firefighters to put out fires, get cats out of trees, and block traffic for ambulances.
I have you intrigued, don't I? Here is the description of the Ladder-Truck:
1978 Seagrave 50-foot Tele-Squirt. This truck currently has 27,836 miles and 1348 hours. It has 1250 GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank. All pump and Ladder certifications are current. Well maintained and has all the original manuals and paperwork.
If you put in a decent bid for this, you would get a heck of a deal on a firetruck.
How do I put a bid in?
The City of Camanche says that sealed bids may be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk, (818 7th Avenue) through 4:00 p.m. on April 18th, 2023. Bids will be opened and considered at the city council meeting at 6:00 p.m. that evening.
If you want to take a look, trucks may be inspected at the Camanche Fire Department (720 9th Avenue) during the week between 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Vehicles are sold “as is” with no warranty expressed or implied. The successful bidder must make payment in full within 7 days of the notice of bid acceptance. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Contact the Camanche Fire Department for more info. If you talk with Chief Schutte, tell him Connor Kenney says hey.