- Mar 13, 2011
Is this tiny Nash Metropolitan the smallest fire truck ever?
Nash Metropolitan Fire Truck - Click above for high-res image gallery
While keeping a fire extinguisher in your house or garage is never a bad idea, what do you do if things get a little too hot for your consumer-spec extinguisher to handle? Perhaps you might consider keeping this little gem in the garage as a backup. You're looking at a 1960 Nash Metropolitan that has been converted into a fire truck.
Well, sort of. This machine was never actually meant to battle flames. Instead, the car was converted into an amusement park attraction by Overland Amusements of Lexington, Massachusetts. According to Hemmings, the company was responsible for all sorts of similar conversions in the '50s and '60s, though it tended to favor Crosley models for its fire trucks.
So, maybe you want to hang onto that kitchen fire extinguisher after all. There's no indication that this Nash would be any help in an inferno, but it's cool enough that we're willing to give it a pass in the functionality department. If you like what you see, the seller is asking $29,500 for the pleasure of ownership. Head over to Hemmings to check out the listing.