- This 1996 Honda Acty Crawler fireplace truck was imported from Japan final 12 months, and it nonetheless consists of the gear rack, flashing lights, and siren system.
- A tiny 656-cc three-cylinder engine sends 37.5 horsepower to 12-inch entrance wheels and rear tracks by way of a four-speed guide transaxle.
- With 5 days earlier than the Convey a Trailer public sale ends on Tuesday, February 28, bidding is at the moment at $11,500.
In America, fireplace vehicles are gigantic beasts that may maintain as much as 1500 gallons of water and carry ladders that may stretch round 100 toes lengthy. However Japan’s slender streets require distinctive options, resulting in cute rescue autos like this 1996 Honda Acty Crawler that’s up for auction on Bring a Trailer—which, like Automobile and Driver, is a part of Hearst Autos.
The Honda Acty is a long-running work truck offered in Japan’s kei class, a designation for miniature autos that match inside diminutive dimensions and are powered by engines with a most capability of 660 cc. The Crawler was a unusual variation of the Acty with the rear wheels changed by treads wrapped round two axles and was constructed on particular order for 5 years within the Nineties.
This Acty Crawler, modified for fireplace service, is available in pink with gold graphics and a novel badge on the nostril. The mattress options bench seating, chrome handles, and racks for mounting firefighting gear, whereas the siren and emergency lighting are nonetheless hooked up to the roof of the cabin. The 12-inch wheels are shod in slender 145-width rubber up entrance, with a spare beneath the mattress and 4 additional wheels included if you wish to exchange the rear tracks.
The tiny fireplace truck is motivated by a 656-cc inline-three mounted forward of the rear axle. The 37.5 horsepower is routed via a four-speed guide transaxle with ultralow ahead and reverse gears. A rear locking differential and a Actual Time four-wheel-drive system assist the little Crawler scoot round, and entrance disc and rear drum brakes are used to sluggish the Acty.
The inside is easy, with grey material seats, rubber flooring mats, a heater, and a manufacturing unit stereo system, together with the controls for the siren and flashing lights. The promoting seller imported the car into the U.S. in December 2022, and the odometer reveals 3600 kilometers or roughly 2237 miles. You most likely will not be dashing to any emergencies within the Acty Crawler—and definitely will not need to take it onto an American freeway—however the lovable fireplace truck will certainly make it easier to stand out at your native Vehicles and Espresso meet. Bidding at the moment sits at $11,500 with 5 days remaining on the public sale.
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Caleb Miller started running a blog about automobiles at 13 years previous, and he realized his dream of writing for a automobile journal after graduating from Carnegie Mellon College and becoming a member of the Automobile and Driver staff. He loves quirky and obscure autos, aiming to sooner or later personal one thing weird like a Nissan S-Cargo, and is an avid motorsports fan.