Classy Cadillacs

Steve Loftin

Well-known member
The combination is Eureka's Full Vision model, which means it has the wrap-around "D" pillar windows similar to Superior's Royale series. Visible options include a Unity #225 spotlight, a Federal #173-D beacon, and whitewall tires.

The ambulance is their Hi-Boy model, which featured 52" headroom. The rear flashers used '59 Cadillac taillight lenses. The side and front warning lights were '53 Chevrolet and '57 Cadillac taillight assemblies, respectively. This girl sure needs a set of whitewalls!

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Steve Loftin

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Some Nebraska cars

1. 1975 S/C 54" from Neleigh; now in the Winnipeg, MB area.

2. One of our message board members now owns this rare XL54 from Wayne.

3. This 1973 S&S 55" from Uehling (ex-Eastern A.S. in Lincoln)
- awful mirrors
+ original mirrors
_______
= what a BEAUTY!

4. This highly-optioned 1974 Lifeliner, from Madison, has been owned by a couple of PCS members since I took this photo.

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Steve Loftin

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Lifeliners from Chicagoland

1. Schiller Park F.D.'s '72

2. Melrose Park F.D.'s '72

3. Forest View F.D.'s was the last state-licensed limousine-style ambulance in service in the 'burbs, and likely the entire state (corrections welcome!).

4. Elk Grove F.D.'s '71

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Steve Loftin

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"Standard of the World"

What other photos are out there? Post any CADILLAC procar pics here...the older, the better!
 

Bruce Biancalana

PCS Life Member
1. Schiller Park F.D.'s '72

2. Melrose Park F.D.'s '72

3. Forest View F.D.'s was the last state-licensed limousine-style ambulance in service in the 'burbs, and likely the entire state (corrections welcome!).

4. Elk Grove F.D.'s '71

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The Schiller Park car was my first procar. In 1982 I purchased it for 275.00 from the municipal auction, it had 41,000 miles on it. I was a young kid living at home. I was forced to get rid of the car because my mom was afraid of how it looked to the neighbors. I traded it to another kid for a 1968 Buick Riviera. several months later I encountered the car at the local wrecking yard. The car was at the bottom of the a stack of junk cars:(

5 years ago I was at the same wrecking yard and found the Forrest View car marked as Dr.Pizza it was still equipped as seen in the picture but much more beat up. I did however score hordes of great parts.
 

John ED Renstrom

PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2021
Super Site Supporter
Larri Dirks took me out to show me his 72 cb and the collection of McDonald's
the 64 Eureka high boy is one one of them. the car was purchased from CW coach and rebuilt when it got home. other then Paul's Pinner I have never seen such fine cabinet work as this car has. all cherry wood in a natural finish pictures do not do it justice. it was a shame that the plant was lost so that more of these cars aren't still around.
 

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Tim Prieur

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Super Site Supporter
54xl

I am fortunate enough to own the 54XL posted. It is fully outfitted as an ACLS car, circa 1976.
With all of the postings about the criterions over the last several weeks it is sad to see that very very few 54XL's remain.
 

Andrew G. Zajkowski

PCS Member / Super Site Supporter 7 years
Super Site Supporter
Steve, on the Forest View F. D. Ambulance the tunnel light's appear to be a seperate unit and i,m guessing its a 1971 then why did m-m go to a more molded look in 72 on up. russ d. 1971 M-M Cadillac Life liner Ambulance has the same look and his is a 1971.
 

Steve Loftin

Well-known member
Steve, on the Forest View F. D. Ambulance the tunnel light's appear to be a seperate unit and i,m guessing its a 1971 then why did m-m go to a more molded look in 72 on up. russ d. 1971 M-M Cadillac Life liner Ambulance has the same look and his is a 1971.

1970 was the first year for the Lifeliner. The bolt-on tunnel lights were used in 1970 and 1971.
 

Steve Loftin

Well-known member
1965 Pinner/Cadillac combination

This has to be the most unattractive Cadillac, if not procar in general, that I've ever seen. It's also the only Cadillac I know of to have been built on an OWB passenger car chassis. Tom, what firm was this car built for?

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Steve Loftin

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A few from Oklahoma

Russworm's in Watonga used to own these two Superiors...a 1972 Sovereign Landaulet and a 1970 Royale Landaulet, both endloaders.

Wilkinson's, also in Watonga, still owns this 1966 Crown Sovereign Landaulet endloader. It's been sitting in the garage at their facility in Okeene for years.

This 1966 Sovereign Limousine combination was purchased used by the Cimarron Mortuary in Boise City, OK sometime in the 1970s. It is now owned by PCS member Matt Taylor in Missouri.

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Steve Loftin

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Various Superior landaus

Here are factory photos of 1952, 1955, 1960, and 1969 models.
 

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Steve Loftin

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Wellsboro, PA's S&S fleet

1. The beacon on the '67 is mounted much farther forward than were most on S&S hightops of this period. Most of them, the majority of which were Dietz #211s, were mounted at the center of the roof. The pedestal-mounted C6B is unusual, as well; most of these used S&S's optional "nested" (flush mounted to cab roof; Federal base not used) mount. What are those things on the side door...exterior nameplate mounts, maybe? Check out the three shoreline outlets. Someone had to make sure these cars were completely
unplugged before leaving the house!

2. The '73 sports a Unity #RV-46 "Spitfire" beacon as well as corner strobes...an obvious sign of too many people on the vehicle committee. (A camel is a horse designed by committee!)

3. This '75 "camel" appears to be a clone of the '73, except for the blanked-out rear side window. Perhaps this car had cabinetry over the left wheelhouse?

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Steve Loftin

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California dreamin', Part I

Physician's A.S., Rancho Cordova

1974 Criterion
1966 Classic 48

1977 Transport
1972 Lifeliner

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Steve Loftin

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California dreamin', Part II

Oak Park Hills Chapel, Pleasant Hills

1973 Landau Traditional 3-way
1961 Victoria endloader

Crane's A-1 A.S., Visalia

1971 Lifeliner
1963 Rescuer (w/326,000 miles as of 9/76, when this photo was taken by Tom Parkinson)

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Steve Loftin

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California dreamin', Part III

Michael's A.S., Concord

1974 Criterion
1971 Lifeliner

Pomeroy A.S., Walnut Creek

1976 Superior 54 (Yes, that's what it was called...there were no longer any 51" or Pontiac models to confuse the issue. The only other REAL ambulance they offered in 1976 was the 54XL.)
1976 Lifeliner, w/roof board storage

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Steve Loftin

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California dreamin', Part IV

Most of these "left coast" photos were taken by Tom Parkinson:

Piner A.S., Napa

1970 Rescuer
1968 Rescuer

Wilson & Kratzer F.H., Richmond

1979 Landau Traditional endloader
1979 Landau Traditional 3-way

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John ED Renstrom

PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2021
Super Site Supporter
your collection of in service cars is one of the best tools I have seen for examples of what the cars looked like when in use. most of us forget that the cars were just work horses. :thankyou2:
 
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