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Cool ambulance

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gigem, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. gigem
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 71


    I drive past this all the time. Just wanted to share... Merry Christmas!

  2. gtowagon
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 406


  3. There was a local bank that had a ambulance like this back in the 60's that hauled all their equipment,,always made a grand entrance. HRP
  4. Yes, quite cool! It would be interesting to treat a casualty while in transit in one of these!


  5. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 6,325

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    I don't think you would be too concerned with the ambiance of the ambulance,I think you would more focused on stabilization of the patient......
  6. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
    Posts: 8,134

    Rootie Kazoootie
    from Colorado

    Back in high school in the 60s, I played drums in a rock and roll band and we bought a 48 Caddy ambulance for $200 from the local vol. fire dept., when they updated, to haul our equip. in. Had to tape off the red lens' and disable the siren but left it as it was otherwise. Talk about a boat!
  7. Back then, they didn't do much about stabilizing the patient, it was about getting them to the hospital. The driver and the helper both sat in front.
  8. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    I think there's a dumpster missing its giant teddy bear.
  9. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,933

    from Indy

    pretty neat sight. looks like it's in good shape
  10. I was thinking, not so much the ambiance but the space restrictions, though I would like it to have a nice 'vibe!':D

  11. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Nice looking vehicle.
    It's better to keep driving past it than to be riding in it.
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,437

    from Ojai,Ca

    In the mid fifties when I was in the bicycle riding age there was an old hospital in L.A. on Santa Monica Bl and Hoover. In the back of the hospital in the parking lot was a 30's Packard ambulance sitting unused for years. I always drooled over that ambulance, I wish I had it now.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2013
  13. chromeazone
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 231


    Cad looks to be '50-'53. I brought one very similar after I got out of Navy in Long Beach. It had three on the tree and still had the fold down jump seats on inside. (No lights or siren because it was ex-Navy). It was a PARTY BUS! I could haul parts or ass once it got up to speed. Clutch went out while I was living in Cruz and it was a bitch to get under that thing and pull back that three foot long trans, and then try to wiggle it back into pilot bearing in the dark with flashlights and on a gravel driveway!
    But trip down to TJ with my posse swigging Italian Swiss Colony white port and lemon juice made up for skinned greasy knuckles. It ran like a champ after that. Nine of us went down, but only 8 came back!
    That's about all I remember of the Sixties.....
  14. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,326

    from Quincy, IL

    I think it's a '54 or '55, based on the front fender, headlamp treatment, rear bumper.

    Nicely preserved, whatever it is.
  15. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    Friend of mine in high school was the drummer in a band also, his younger brother was the bass player. Their band wagon was a 55 Pontiac Hearse, completely stock, silver with a fake, black, vinyl top. Still had the "rollers" in the back, made loading/unloading easier. Butch/56sedandelivery.
  16. Dirty Bird Clothing Co
    Joined: Feb 7, 2010
    Posts: 36

    Dirty Bird Clothing Co

    I picked up this '56 Pontiac a few years back. I don't have any real plans for it right now but it's pretty neat!

    Attached Files:

  17. Yep, Nothing like having a spare 26 foot long spaceship in the backyard. :eek: Very nice.
  18. Hey Dirty Bird, what is that grey thing in the background? A speedster body perhaps?

    Oh, yeah.......and that ambo is VERY cool!! I think I spent too much time in them, developed a strange fetish for them!!:eek:

  19. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    Anybody know anything about the faith of echto 1?

    I saw a small note in a Danish car mag. They noted that the car was left outside in a parkinglot at Sony (?). From 2007 til now, being relieved for vital parts. :-(

    I know this is threat hi-jacking. But my dad use to be employee at Company as driver of towtrucks, firefighter and para-medic.
    So all things related gets my attension!

    That is two cool ambulances! Please post more if you got 'em. :)
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  20. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal

    Yep! And built by Superior Body Company of Lima, Ohio
  21. Trophydash
    Joined: Mar 12, 2010
    Posts: 247

    from Tulsa, OK

    Always cool to see an old rig in its natural environment!
  22. SouthUrn
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 4,610

    from US

    Restoration on the '55 Superior originally posted was finished within last year.
  23. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 898


    Dirty Bird, please post more pics

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