Ahrens-Fox earned its reputation for innovation and premium quality by adhering to its founders’ credo of “Nothing too good for the fire service, only the best will do.” It is considered by many collectors to be “The Rolls Royce of Fire Engines” of fire apparatus.
Produced from 1935 to 1939, Ahrens-Fox BT models were powered by a company-built, 1,140-cu.in. six-cylinder engine, and were capable of delivering 1,250 gallons of water per minute at 120 PSI. That made the BT models more powerful than the later (and far more common) HT models, which used a 935-cu.in. Hercules six-cylinder engine and delivered 1,000 gallons of water per minute. While Ahrens-Fox produced 65 HT models during the truck’s production run, only eight or nine BT models were ever constructed, of which six survive today.
Registration number 4107, delivered new Dec. 11, 1936. Formerly in service with the Mount Vernon, New York Fire Department, it is possibly “the finest example remaining. The Truck retains its original “Big Bertha” six-cylinder engine and front-mounted, six-cylinder piston pump.
The truck received a thorough restoration by Ahrens- Fox authority Andy Swift. No expense was spared making this one of the most beautiful and impressive Ahrens- Fox's to exist. This truck is ready for show or be the centerpiece of any muster or collection.