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James Fischer
06-16-2013, 07:07 PM
This car is about 2 miles from me,if anyone wants me to check it out for them.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-Mercury-MEMPHIAN-ambulance-Anadarko-Oklahoma-with-donor-car-/111098407637?pt=Commercial_Trucks&hash=item19ddfb2ad5&vxp=mtr

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/T78AAOxye3BRvUDg/$(KGrHqF,!qMFGmdERF2DBRvUDgdIpQ~~60_3.JPG

Steve Loftin
06-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Here she is in better days:

http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/showpost.php?p=29826&postcount=3

Kurt Arends
06-16-2013, 10:33 PM
I am sorry, but those Memphians had to be the ugliest ambulances ever built!

Terry Lange
06-16-2013, 11:25 PM
Someone really needs to save this one! Have never seen another '59 Mercury by Memphis or any other manufacturer. My garage is already full, so it looks like you're up, James!

Interesting to note from the interior photos that Memphis Coach also used the "dog bone" interior fabric in '59, as did Comet Coach and S&S (and who knows how many others). Every time I see that another coach builder used this stuff, it increases my hope that a roll of it buried somewhere in the inventory of an old upholstery shop, and that it surfaces while I am still able to purchase and use it.

Tim Prieur
06-17-2013, 01:38 AM
Kurt, while I have to agree, that is a rare car that needs to be saved. Having said that, man that looks like a lot of work.

James Fischer
06-17-2013, 01:53 AM
Someone really needs to save this one! Have never seen another '59 Mercury by Memphis or any other manufacturer. My garage is already full, so it looks like you're up, James!

Interesting to note from the interior photos that Memphis Coach also used the "dog bone" interior fabric in '59, as did Comet Coach and S&S (and who knows how many others). Every time I see that another coach builder used this stuff, it increases my hope that a roll of it buried somewhere in the inventory of an old upholstery shop, and that it surfaces while I am still able to purchase and use it.

Terry,
I can appreciate what you are saying.....however my plate is full as well as my shop and my garage....and I am still working on getting a 57 Cadillac Superior at the moment....so I will have to pass this rarity on to someone who needs a good project !!!:thumbsup::)

John ED Renstrom
06-17-2013, 02:19 PM
his price is right if I was closer and could go get it myself I would be thinking about it. I like the way they look. the pregnant egg backside kind of grows on you.

Paul Steinberg
06-17-2013, 03:00 PM
Good reason to buy yourself a car trailer... you already have the horse to pull it...

Kyle Martin
06-17-2013, 04:42 PM
his price is right if I was closer and could go get it myself I would be thinking about it. I like the way they look. the pregnant egg backside kind of grows on you.
bet ya james would hold on to it for you till you could get there. i like it but more than i can tackle know as i wont live long enough to finish what i got. used to buy em to save em for later but came to the conclusion i would only be guarding cars from being scrapped.

Paul Newman
06-17-2013, 04:47 PM
and what is wrong with that.. If i wasn't restricted by city ordinance laws, I would be doing it.

Abe Bush
06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
This car is about 2 miles from me,if anyone wants me to check it out for them.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-Mercury-MEMPHIAN-ambulance-Anadarko-Oklahoma-with-donor-car-/111098407637?pt=Commercial_Trucks&hash=item19ddfb2ad5&vxp=mtr

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/T78AAOxye3BRvUDg/$(KGrHqF,!qMFGmdERF2DBRvUDgdIpQ~~60_3.JPG

Interestingly, it appears to have a new(er) right rear tire!

James Fischer
06-23-2013, 09:03 PM
SOLD for $760.00.....