Downsized Superior Ambulance List last updated October 2014

Paul Steinberg

Administrator
Staff member
Super Site Supporter
Of the 30 ambulances that Superior manufactured from 1977 to 1979 I only know of 11 of them that have
survived based on information on the Northland PCS Website. I know of the following 11 cars. Does anyone
know of the whereabouts of the 18 ambulances not accounted for??? I assume that the one that went to
Saudi Arabia is still there, so I didn't include it in the final count of missing units. I find it amazing that the only picture of the entire production run that isn't on the Northland PCS Website
(http://www.northlandpcs.com/index.htm) is of unit #4. I thank them for providing the information to do this
research and also for great archive service to the PCS Members.

1977
Mike Barruzza 1977......1 (#729, 730, & 731)
Brian Schuff 1977.......2 (#732 & 733) (reported as scrapped)
??????..................3 (#734) Physician's Ambulance of Rancho Cordova, Ca.
??????..................4 (no picture)
Brian Schuff 1977.......5 (#735 & 736)
??????..................6 (#738) *Brian Ochs..Needs to be verified
Bob Hess 1977...........7 (#739 & 740)
Tony Corriher...........8 (#741)
Earl Wendt 1977........ 9 (#742, 743)
??????..................10 (#744, 745)
1978
Kent Dorsey 1978 .......11 (#746, 747)
Paul Steinberg 1978.....12 (#748)
??????..................13 (#749)
??????..................14 (#750)
Mark Ferris.............15 (#751, 752)Ashland Fire Department
??????..................16 (#777)
Jim Ireland.............17 (#753 & 754)Kearny NJ Police Department
AMR/Connecticut*........18 (#755 & 756)18 & 19 were delivered together to
??????..................19 (#755 & 756)Village of Dundee NY Fire Department*unknown if 18 or 19
Myron Gittell 1978......20 (#729, 757, 830, 831)
1979
??????..................21 (#758, 759) pair delivered to the City of
??????..................22 (#758, 759) New York Police Department.
Terry Lange 1979........23 (#760) does he still own this car?????Winkler, Manitoba Fire Department
 

Ron Devies

PCS Ohio Chapter President
I dispute your list I believe #748 is owned by someone else..................................................................
 

Paul Steinberg

Administrator
Staff member
Super Site Supporter
The list was as of 2014, and I just happened to find it yesterday. There is no doubt in my mind that some of the cars have changed owners in the last 7 years. Feel free to take on the task of updating the list and reporting back the changes that you have found.

Today, even the Northland PCS site domain has changed ownership, and the archives are lost forever. I remember that there were over 1000 pictures of professional cars on the site, and it was searchable by year, type, and manufacturer. Just like the original Professional Car Society forums, almost a decade of information was lost, when that site went dark.
 
I purchased the '79 (#23 on the list) from the Winkler Fire Dept. in Winkler, Manitoba when they offered it for sale in 1989. I briefly used it in our fleet of standby ambulances for local speedway and motocross events in and around Winnipeg. When I relocated to So.Cal. in late '89, I took the car with me. Having no practical use for it in CA, I sold it to Vase Funeral Home in Rock Springs, WY. I believe they also offered EMS services at the time. I don't have any verifiable information on what happened to it after that, but was told by someone many years ago that they blew the engine in it, and sold/traded the car at Fred McPeck's dealership in Denver, CO. Attached are a couple of pics of the car taken when Winkler F.D. still owned it, and after I acquired it and made some minor modifications. Both photos were taken by me.79 Superior.JPG79 Superior0001.JPG
 

Paul Steinberg

Administrator
Staff member
Super Site Supporter
Thanks for the update. One more piece of the puzzle in the history of these ambulances.
 

Paul Steinberg

Administrator
Staff member
Super Site Supporter
My car, #748 in the production list was originally sold to Stettler Hospital in Stettler Canada ( Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, Canada), and then traded in when they purchased a new Crestline ambulance from Peter Adsten. From there it was sold to Copper River EMS in Glennallen, AK 99588. I purchased it from Copper River in 2004.
 
My car, #748 in the production list was originally sold to Stettler Hospital in Stettler Canada ( Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, Canada), and then traded in when they purchased a new Crestline ambulance from Peter Adsten. From there it was sold to Copper River EMS in Glennallen, AK 99588. I purchased it from Copper River in 2004.
I got to see your rig even before Stettler Hospital did. When it was being delivered from the Superior plant to Stettler, Alberta by the western Canada Superior distributor (Sorensen Distributors), they stopped by my Winnipeg residence to let me look it over.
 

Steve Lichtman

PCS Elected Director 2019 - 2022
Site Supporter
The photos of the Transports on the Northland site were supplied by Roger White. As of 2014, he had not located a photo of #4, though he (and I) knew where it was originally - Huntemann's Ambulance, Washington, DC. Since then, I found a photo of it, below, which I have also provided to Roger to complete his collection. As far as I know, it's long gone.77SupTpt04HuntemannsWashDC.jpg
 

Steve Lichtman

PCS Elected Director 2019 - 2022
Site Supporter
Also, the Dundee car in CT is #18, and Dundee's #19 is in Pete Grave's possession. He also had '79 #6, formerly from Pinedale, AR.
 

Brian Martin

Super Site Supporter
Super Site Supporter
I met Brian yesterday. He said that #6 is alive and well, and sent some photos to share. It was originally Cotillion White over Lime Yellow and served as a demonstrator for Superior. The second owners later painted it the current red and white. He said Steve Lichtman took the original photo that shows the yellow better. Steve? Brian added the Federal Q.EABE8B77-8BBA-486F-80F8-B4DD6603D007.jpegB7F17C5D-DC1C-45A0-B8B7-0AF7E4A4A5B0.jpeg82425D61-2709-4D0D-A311-6D844544784B.jpeg8AF71ABA-EBDC-4487-A4D0-E144E612FF5C.jpegF7231D0C-3159-4AD9-ADAA-8804077250E6.jpeg24E10CED-76A2-4758-9271-0060E21C19EE.jpeg9783F62A-564C-4494-86AD-36466F3DF8BD.jpegB84E92AD-D73F-49E8-AD44-42256203AE3F.jpegCC821C1F-3B1A-4A51-AA92-7822115E7B50.jpegA4EE89CE-0751-4381-8749-0F88E01873E8.jpeg
 
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