TFD to display their rare Jeep fire engine at Jeep Fest 2018

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A piece of Toledo history is getting a tune up and getting cleaned up.

And it's sure to catch many Jeep enthusiasts off guard at Jeep Fest this year.

Built in the 1960s a rare Jeep fire truck is currently in the hands of the Toledo Fire Department, but it will be on display at Jeep Fest during the weekend of August 10.

The Jeep is fully functional. The pumps even work.

"We're ready to unveil it. We got the tarp off. We're polishing it up and getting it ready in my spare time for the Jeep Fest so we're looking forward to it. It will be all shined up and ready to go," said TFD public educator Dennis Kookoothe.

The C series Jeep is one of only four ever produced.

It now sits in the Toledo Fire Museum's shop.

At one time however, it was the fire engine for The Libby Owens Ford Plant.

And though not a true part of the Toledo Fire Department's history it is part of the city's history.

"So we thought it was important to get it back and preserve its history," said Kookoothe. "We didn't get it repainted. We wanted to keep it the way it was so it's pretty clean."

You can take a walk around it yourself. The old engine will be on static display at the SeaGate Centre throughout Jeep Fest.

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