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Old 03-08-2019, 08:43 PM
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Default 1955 Pontiac Hearse

I'm thinking was (is) a National combo.
No inside pics but partition is still there
For resto too bad handles have been shaved
Love the looks of these cars

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Pontiac Hearse - $8500


1955 Pontiac Hearse
This Pontiac Hearse has:
Engine: V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual on the tree
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Handles have been shaved

What more can you say. This car has been in Arizona for over 50 years. Runs and drives great has a casket in the back also a jump seat with light for patients. This is just a cool car. This car would be great to either Restore or Rat Rod it out.

Completely new bodies and chassis were introduced for 1955. A new 173 hp overhead valve V8 engine was introduced. Sales increased with the introduction of this V8, the six-cylinder engines were discontinued; a six-cylinder would not return to the full-size Pontiac line until the GM corporate downsizing of 1977. A four-cylinder engine was introduced in the Tempest model line in 1961, followed by an overhead-cam six-cylinder starting in 1966, as well as on the Firebird. It was the first popular-priced, mass-produced engine in America utilizing an overhead-camshaft configuration.
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I'm thinking was (is) a National combo.
No inside pics but partition is still there
For resto too bad handles have been shaved
Love the looks of these cars

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/...814022050.html
Yes, I agree with everything you said Joe. It is a combo and it is a shame they shaved the handles and I love these 55 Pontiacs too. It looks like a worthwhile project, doesn't it?
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As i remember them the handles were a flush mount with out the cups. So puting them back on would not be that hard. Finding the rear door or making one out of the side door might be a bit of a chalange. door locks are not easy to cut in either.
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The asking price is double what the car is worth anyway.
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That's not a Superior but, most definitely a National. Can't say that I've seen all that many 1955 National-Pontiacs.
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Most '55 Pontiacs that I've seen have been Superiors but here is a 1955 Pontiac National from "back in the day".
It is was from Hanover. Not sure which state.
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Most '55 Pontiacs that I've seen have been Superiors but here is a 1955 Pontiac National from "back in the day".
It is was from Hanover. Not sure which state.
Paul is right, there are a lot of places called Hanover in the US. This ambulance is from Hanover, Pennsylvania, where I used to work. I recognize the firehouse, it still exists but is now privately owned. The ambulance is, of course, long gone.

Link to old Hanover Fire Co. #1 firehouse, Hanover, PA
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