Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar® Squad 1

$199.00
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SKU:
FR023-1
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Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar Squad 1 Scale Model Specs

  • Scale: 1:50
  • Production Quantity: 125
  • Squad 1 is unique because it features a hydrant thawing unit and platform mounted on the driver side rear fender.
  • Multi-materials including High Def Resin, stainless steel photo etch metal, wire, rubber and other composites.
  • Mounted inside high quality, custom display case featuring etched stainless steel I.D. nameplate.
  • Model Dimensions: 5.75"L x 2"W x 2.25"T
  • Display Case Dimensions: 8"L x 4.5"W x 3.75"T

About the Scale Model

This Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar Squad 1 scale model is a museum grade replica. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.

Safety Warning

This is not a toy and not suitable for children under the age of 14. This highly detailed scale model contains small, intricate pieces that may present a choking hazard.

2017 © Autocar, LLC.

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  • 5
    Above and Beyond

    Posted by John Tippett on 24th Dec 2016

    I submitted an earlier review regarding a flaw in the model I received and the apologetic response about a replacement not being available due to the model being out of stock. This is a follow-up to inform all purchasers of the outstanding customer service and extra mile Mr. Neumann went to make everything right. Received an email from Mr. Neumann with another idea on full satisfaction after he reviewed photos I sent of my model. He generously offered to exchange the model with the defect for the one copy kept for historical purpose and assume the cost of getting the defective model fixed.

    Tip of the helmet to Nick Neumann for problem solving beyond expectations and truly demonstrating what customer service means.

  • 3
    Just a bit short of flawless

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2016

    The model is a nice piece overall. Unfortunately the Mars Light on top of the bell is not centered. It is a fairly noticeable flaw since the light and bell sit prominently on the front of the model. Contacted the company. They were responsive, sympathetic and offered a refund, but couldn't provide a replacement due to the models being sold out.

  • 5
    A RARE FIRE APPARATUS MODEL

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2016

    Really enjoyed seeing this piece in mineature, Never thought any one would do a model! Details are fantastic. One minor issue, the left running board was loose at one end, will fix it with Super Glue. Looking forward to more rare oldtimers.

  • 5
    A unique piece of CFD History

    Posted by Chief Michael L. Kuk, PhD. on 23rd Dec 2016

    The Chicago Autocar Squad is certainly one of the most unique pieces of fire apparatus that ever served the CFD. The firemen who staffed these units were all remarkable and very talented individuals. Their professional work saved many lives, and it's great to see FIRE REPLICAS capture this vintage apparatus in a fine scale model. A treasure for sure!!!

  • 5
    Amazing Autocar

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2016

    Beautifully done! I was totally surprised that you picked an antique Autocar to replicate!

  • 5
    Beautiful Autocar

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2016

    Model looks great - Pleased with something that's different. When talking to some of our model club members we hope to see more VINTAGE apparatus coming in the future. The modern apparatus models have no character they all look alike; similar to buses - big boxes. I think this duplication of the same series contributed to the downfall of TWH. The 1940's thru early 1960's Macks - Seagraves - American LaFrance etc., they made beautiful rigs. Best of luck in 2017.

  • 5
    Excellent antique

    Posted by Nate on 23rd Dec 2016

    I was very pleased with the quality of the autocar model but to be completely honest, I was even more pleased to see the display case was shrunk down to a smaller, more limited-space-friendly size. I hope the smaller case will be used more with future releases.

  • 5
    Excellent or outstanding

    Posted by John McNalis on 23rd Dec 2016

    The quality of the piece is beautiful. Detail is outstanding

  • 5
    Outstanding Autocars

    Posted by Tom Nangle, Chicago on 9th Dec 2016

    When I saw the prototype on this website, I was eager to get an Autocar CFD squad model, but I've got a little bit of a neurotic eye for detail and some of the tiny details on the proto just didn't look right to me (the Mars lights, axes on the back step, turn signals, headlights). Nevertheless, I wanted one and when I opened the box yesterday I was happy to see that these details were tweaked to perfection. All those little details had been noticed and attended to. I don't know how you guys do it but I'm glad you do. Thanks to everyone who made this happen, especially CFD old timers and squad men. In my opinion, this model is perfect and brings back grand memories.