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Kurt Arends
10-21-2015, 06:20 PM
This ambulance is located in S/E Nebraska. Engine and trans are gone. Front tunnels have been removed. Otherwise very complete right down to the skirts(inside), cabinetry, cot bar, etc. Most of the missing side moldings are inside as well. The seller is asking $2000 and has plenty of room to deal. Here is what info I was able to gather via Tom M.:
"Your numbers are correct and the VIN matches Flxible's body number 15056. This car was/is a 1946 Flxible Sterling ambulance (B56-6) on a Buick Super Series 50 chassis. The car was delivered on July 17, 1946 to Vinson C. Mays of Anniston, Alabama. The body number is/was 15056 and the frame number was/is 14397915 and motor number 45805725".

Kurt Arends
10-21-2015, 06:22 PM
I forgot to mention. Extremely solid body and in far better condition than it looks. I will add interior photos when I am able to get them off of my dying android.

Kurt Arends
10-21-2015, 06:35 PM
Interior photos.

Kurt Arends
10-21-2015, 06:38 PM
I believe that it was a buttery yellow originally as the door jambs are still that color.

Peter Grave
10-21-2015, 09:14 PM
This is a very unusual Fixible because its a series 50 a Super. Motor and transmission much easier to find a Special is the same as a Super and motor and trans fit a long way on either side of 46.

Keith Snyder
10-21-2015, 09:30 PM
According to the Flxible production records, the company built only 80 Series 50 Sterlings in 1946. Of these, 46 were combinations (B56-5C), 16 were ambulances (B56-6), 11 were straight funeral cars (B56-5) and an additional 8 were service cars (B56-8). As a "surviving" Sterling ambulance, this is one of only 16 built. In 1946, this vehicle listed for $3,915. So...there you go. Additional information for anyone interested.

Kurt Arends
10-21-2015, 09:49 PM
Ed???? It can be had in your price range and it's not so terribly far from you?? You know you've always wanted one! The trick is going to be coming up with the missing front tunnel lights.

John Royark JR
10-21-2015, 10:15 PM
Ed???? It can be had in your price range and it's not so terribly far from you?? You know you've always wanted one! The trick is going to be coming up with the missing front tunnel lights.

Its Ed, he can just make them :D

John ED Renstrom
10-21-2015, 10:24 PM
no room at the in. any one have a stable it could stay in for a year or two?

coffee cans, you can make them out of coffee cans easily. one pounders for par 46 and 3 pound for par 54