The 1987 Nissan Atlas fire truck oddity is the proud possession of Lake Worth balloon artist Jamey Gerardi, who let the siren rip as he drove past rows of more traditional eye candy like Lamborghinis, Porsches and BMWs.
“I found it on a website,” Gerardi said grinning. “I thought it would be fun.”
Florida Fine Cars met up with Gerardi to take a closer look.
Quirky Fire Truck Is Curiousity
The vehicle has less than 10,000 miles on it, the engine is situated BENEATH the front passenger seat, and the steering wheel is on the right.
The truck has a four-speed manual column shifter, a full back seat, a rear bench seat, a rear storage shelf and an old cast iron bell with a clapper.
Gerardi bought the truck because it had low mileage, air conditioning and was really unusual.
Because the steering wheel is on the right, people are constantly asking him if it’s legal to drive (yes). They also want to know how he got it to the United States (it was shipped).
Gerardi waited about two months for delivery and has been having a blast with his new ride ever since.
“I think it will be a fun extra car. I like the reactions people have to it,” he said. “It’s fun to see people smile and have people check it out. It didn’t cost a lot of money, it’s super rare and no one else has it.”
“I just like weird cars,” Gerardi confessed.
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