1939 AUSTIN K2 FIRE ENGINE
Where made: Birmingham
Engine:Austin Six Cylinder 4 litre
Reg. No : GLE 837 Reg. Origin : London
This vehicle was one of many Austin K2 fire engines delivered to the Home Office at the outbreak of the Second World War. It came to Coventry and was used during the Coventry Blitz before joining Coventry Fire Service after the war who re-bodied it.
In 1957-58 it went to Jaguar cars to be used as their works fire engine.
The museum acquired the vehicle from Jaguar in 1974.