Sergio Modigliani FC-170
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Sergio bought this FC-170, #21128 from Mark Robbins in November of 2004. It is currently located in Virginia Beach, VA. It is undergoing engine and brake work down there, and perhaps the body work will be done there, too. The goal is to make it drivable, and for Sergio to go get it from Virginia Beach and drive up to the Boston area this spring - about 750 miles... more, if he stays off the Interstate!

August 2011 UPDATE

Hi, Craig:

This is to report that I have sold my ‘62 FC-170, VIN #61568-21128 on 8-4-11. It includes a Herm Tilford overdrive unit, but which was not installed at the time of sale. The vehicle was titled, registered and inspected, and has 35,706 miles. The unit is stock throughout.

I had purchased this vehicle via Mark Robbins of Virginia Beach, VA in 2004, but the actual prior owner was Harry Sheets of Crawfordsville, IN. In tracing the history, it was an Indiana Fire Department vehicle to begin with (still has the pin-striping from that service), then sold to an Indiana farmer, then to Harry Sheets in 1997.

Having completed the mechanical and frame repairs over several years, I had also gathered and prepped/primed various body panels (4 cab corners, driver’s door) to do the cab sheet metal. However, the new owner, Mr. Eben Armer, of Contact Stone, will take on this work. He is a local mason, and was excited about the load capacity, bed size, and gearing of the vehicle, and looks forward to using it in his work. Contact Stone is located in West Tisbury, MA, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off Cape Cod. The Island speed limit is 45 MPH, relatively flat, not prone to excessive heat, full of unpaved roads, and trip length limited to no more than 25 miles – all tailor made requirements for a 49 year-old FC-170!


Sergio Modigliani