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Old 05-16-2019, 03:56 PM
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Default 1954 Packard Henney Junior

1954 Packard Henney Junior Ambulance KNOWN 3-OWNER HISTORY FROM NEW 33,630 Original Miles Extras – Stretcher, Cot, Oxygen Tanks, Firefighting Gear 127” Wheelbase “Junior” 1 of 120 for ‘54, 1 of 500 Total! VIDEO WITH LISTING Serial Number: 5433-2113 Engine Number: M201322 (original) Body Number: 20707 Model: 2734 Factory Order Number: 59746. This Junior has remained in Illinois since new. It was originally delivered to Eureka Williams (vacuum company), where it served as the ambulance for the company’s on-site medical center. One of the guys at Eureka was friends with a fireman at the LeRoy Community Fire Protection Department, so in 1965, after Eureka had gotten their decade of use out of the car, they sold it to the LeRoy firehouse for $1. We were actually able to get the full backstory on the car from the 80-year-old LeRoy Fire Chief himself, and he provided a wealth of information about the car’s history. When the firehouse bought the car in 1965, it wore a neon green Eureka-themed paintjob, which the firemen of course sprayed over with red. The fire chief recalls a time in 1968 or 1969 that they piled nine guys, in full gear, into the back of the ambulance and responded to a call. He laughs as he recalls the sight of nine fireman piling out of the back of the Henney Junior; it sounds like something out of a cartoon now, but this actually happened in the 60s! The LeRoy Fire Department kept the car from 1965 to 1985, when they listed it for sale in the local newspaper for $2500. The car stayed local, and was bought by a gentleman who drove the car out to a number of car shows in the area. Under his ownership, the car was featured in The Professional Car publication, which provided even more info about this particular Junior; a scan of this publication is included in the listing. This post-firehouse owner held onto the car all the way from ‘85 until this year, when we purchased it from him along with two other ‘54 Henney Juniors. The car will come with quite a bit of old firefighting equipment, medical accessories like O2 tanks, as well as copies of city ID stickers showing ownership by Eureka Williams, as well as the LeRoy Fire Department.
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