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Old 05-26-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default 1972 Cadillac Superior Ambulance Atlanta

Looks good for the price...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/cto/2403516785.html
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:51 PM
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Looks good for the price...
I shall tell you soon!

I figure I'm the closest (30 minutes away), so I'll see if I can look at it this weekend and let everyone know.
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Took a drive to south Atlanta today to see the coach. I think the pictures will give better description than I can, so here you go...
http://rides.webshots.com/album/580261611CUPZFX

Reminds me a little of Brendan's coach, but not as cool. Things I can remember about it:
Was a shriner's car, but thankfully not gutted or decapitated. Has the usual old Cadillac problems - no a/c, exhaust manifold leak, wiring/lights not all connected or wired right, lower rust, but over all in pretty fair condition from the cowl back. Not sure why, but the front fenders rotted pretty badly. Windshield not cracked, but does have a few BB gun chips. Not sure if a resin filler can fix or not. Underside seems surprisingly solid, and the top is fiberglass, so no major issues. Rear door window was plexiglass. Missing fender skirts. No other missing parts on the exterior from what I could see. Rear bumper sides are shot, but the middle (Superior) section is okay. Divider glass and frame missing.

We drove it around the block, and it seemed to drive ok, but I wouldn't think it's ready for a cross country drive.

By the way, I don't know why, but I'm fascinated by the bench and how the end piece converts from an attendant seat to a headrest for a patient. I think I need to play around in more ambulances to learn about them. Seen one hearse, seen 'em all...

Email/PM me if you want the seller's name and number, and he can tell you more about it.

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I would say the service that had this car was the same one that had Brendon's. same color same basic package and all. the interiors look a lot alike. both east cost cars to. all in all a nice find if the superior stuff is there the caddy stuff you can get.
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It would make a nice stable mate for the 63, but one thing at a time. I really love the 72 Superior cadillac hightops.
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For that money it is a great start if you wanted an ambulance. Thanks for the pics.
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Smile '72 Caddy Ambulance

The Ol' Girl is kinda Starting to Grow on me, Sure shes a bit Rough around the edges, and needs some lovin' but with that sorta price tag what do you expect?!?
Just wish she wasn't soo Darn Far Away!

Darn you guys for Posting this "Pro-Car Porn" its too addicting!
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By 1972, it seemed like most services were going with the taller 54-inch cars being produced by Superior and Miller-Meteor if they hadn't made thw switch to vans. And if you had serious bucks, you could still go for a S&S Professional 55-inch.

That said, these 51-inch cars of the '70s are kinda neat to see, especially well-equipped like this one is. Thanks for checking it out and sharing the photos, Adam.

Here's another '72 51-inch that was shared with me many years ago (can't remember by whom, but it looks like it could be a Steve Loftin photo.) This is a very loaded example, in a unique color scheme, from Horsham, PA.
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