It is not every day you see a unique piece of automotive history rolling down the streets but those in Los Angeles recently witnessed just that when Jay Leno took out his rather special fire truck from 1911.
Leno’s fire truck was one of the first ever deployed in the Los Angeles area and is powered by a gigantic 20-liter, four-cylinder engine that powers the rear wheels.
When it was initially introduced at the turn of the century, it slowly started to replace the horse drawn carriages used by fire fighters. The Los Angeles Fire Department owned this particular truck until the 1970s when it was sold to the firefighting community in Wayne, New Jersey as an antique and used for promotional purposes.
It eventually landed in the hands of Jay Leno who had a team of experts restore it to its original condition. He ultimately plans to donate it to the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum.