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Noah Dorsey
05-22-2015, 01:15 PM
I Went and looked at this 76 Miller-Meteor Lifeliner yesterday in Independence Oregon. The owner was talking about possibly scrapping it. I sure would love to see someone here restore it, too rusty for me however...the bottoms of all the doors and fenders were rusted through. Seemed fairly complete/original with the exception of the inside door panels. Had 78K miles- supposedly could be running...you know how that goes... Anyways, he seemed flexible on the price. Here's the ad where I found it:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/gms/5031607417.html

Owners number is: 503-999-0790 (posted with permission)

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Adam Borkat
05-22-2015, 03:45 PM
What a shame to see an old Rolls Royce (this too of course) rotting away! Maybe that should be my next car purchase. So many are neglected like the one next to this Lifeliner, that one day, they'll be really rare :rolleyes:

Steve Loftin
05-22-2015, 04:30 PM
I Went and looked at this 76 Miller-Meteor Lifeliner yesterday in Independence Oregon. The owner was talking about possibly scrapping it.

Did you happen to ask where this car came from, or where it originally served?

Nicholas Studer
05-22-2015, 05:23 PM
Very cool looking, I love the rear woodgrain cabinetry. Unfortunately can't open up a farm for wayward ambulances or the wife would kill me.

Mr. Dorsey - If the gentleman sadly does choose to scrap it - there's interior parts I could use for my Cotner-Bevington (Hanging stretcher hardware for starters). I called the gentleman to ask if I could leave my phone number in case he decides to do so, that I'd be interested in buying them. He said he's either selling or scrapping it whole. :confused: Maybe someone local might be more persuasive if that latter possibility comes...

Noah Dorsey
05-22-2015, 07:34 PM
Very cool looking, I love the rear woodgrain cabinetry. Unfortunately can't open up a farm for wayward ambulances or the wife would kill me.

Mr. Dorsey - If the gentleman sadly does choose to scrap it - there's interior parts I could use for my Cotner-Bevington (Hanging stretcher hardware for starters). I called the gentleman to ask if I could leave my phone number in case he decides to do so, that I'd be interested in buying them. He said he's either selling or scrapping it whole. :confused: Maybe someone local might be more persuasive if that latter possibility comes...

That's a shame, I suggested parting it to him in case it did come down to scrapping it. I told him the lights, cabinet and linoleum were all worth something. So I hope he reconsiders if someone doesn't want it whole.

Noah Dorsey
05-22-2015, 07:35 PM
Did you happen to ask where this car came from, or where it originally served?

He said he bought it from a collector in Portland- I don't think he knew where it was before that or served. Why do you ask?

Steve Loftin
05-23-2015, 11:49 AM
He said he bought it from a collector in Portland- I don't think he knew where it was before that or served. Why do you ask?

Because I have an interest in the history of these cars, as do most of the people in this group.

Noah Dorsey
05-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Oh yeah, me too =) Thought maybe you were trying to track down something specific to a particular ambulance service or another related car to this one.

Noah Dorsey
05-23-2015, 10:10 PM
New location of photos (sorry for the move):

http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/ellenwdorsey/library/1976%20Miller-Meteor%20Cadillac%20Lifeliner