Someone from the north-east could soon be the proud owner of a unique fire engine fully kitted out with water cannons, ladders and a siren.
The 1992 Simon Gloster fire tender was to go under the hammer at the Thainstone Centre in Inverurie today.
The vehicle, which was stationed at Islay Airport for all its life, is one of 3,000 lots up for grabs at the final plant and machinery sale of the year this weekend.
Neil Simpson, business engagement manager at Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “It came from the Highlands and Islands Airport Authority and was stationed in Islay.
“We had been speaking to them about bits and pieces as we also do disposals for Aberdeen Airport.
“We came into it through that route.”
Mr Simpson said he could not give an estimate for how much the vehicle would sell for, adding it was “all down to the buyer on the day”.
He added: “We never know with something like that.
“There’s no reserve price as when it comes to local authorities it’s done by best price on the day so it could go for a little or a lot.”
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When asked who might be interested in owning such a vehicle, Mr Simpson said it could be a collector who buys it and given the weight of the vehicle it would need to be someone with a Heavy Goods Vehicle licence who drives it.
He added: “There’s been quite a lot of interest from various parties.
“It could be a collector or it could be a commercial dealer or somebody who wants it for export purposes. It could end up on a small airfield overseas.”
The auction was to begin at 9am with the fire truck expected to be auctioned off in the early afternoon.