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Ryan Jonsberg
04-13-2009, 10:27 PM
I was kind've curious if anyone out there has any old pics from any of the Old Funeral/Ambulance Coach Factories, Showing what some of these Cars from the "Yester-Years" started out looking like, or Lack there of........I've heard plenty of Stories from many People about what each Coach Started out as, (Front Clip) but I have yet to actually see any Pics of them in that Form.

Granted I can about Picture what they'd look like, I still think it would be neat if anyone out there that had access to these sorta pics could share them with us all and give us a Nice Trip Down "Memory Lane" as they say!

Thanks-
-Ryan

Daniel Scully
04-13-2009, 10:41 PM
A few pics.

Paul Steinberg
04-13-2009, 10:43 PM
Thanks to Jeremy Ledford, I have a couple ... Click on the picture, and then in the lower right hand corner, there will be an icon to click on to see the pictures in there full size. You will need either a big monitor, or to move the picture around on your monitor to see all the detail in these two pictures below. Just think, the average age of the people in the first picture is probably around 30.. today, these people, if they are still alive are now in their 80's. This picture was probably taken in late 1954 or early 1955
http://www.postimage.org/aV1WEqM0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1WEqM0)

the picture below, is of two cars. One is on a lift, and the other is a chassis waiting for a body to be installed. It had both me and Jeremy fooled for a few minutes, until we were able to figure it out. You need to study the picture to see all that is in it..

http://www.postimage.org/aV1WEUHJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1WEUHJ)

I don't remember who sent me this picture..

http://www.postimage.org/gx142N3A.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx142N3A)

Mike Stevens
04-14-2009, 01:00 PM
Paul,
The first pics are 55 models. The bottom one where the body in going on the chassis is a 54. I know the grille. I learned to drive in a 54 Coupe de Ville.
Mike

Daniel Scully
04-14-2009, 02:19 PM
This picture was probably taken in late 1954 or early 1955

Paul can tell you the persons names , he took the pic . :)

Rockey Marino
12-06-2009, 08:31 PM
Has anyone seen any pics of the 59 Cadillac's being built? I would like to see some from Superior like my 59 Superior landau.

Richard Vyse
12-06-2009, 08:48 PM
A few pics.

Hey, that's a 74 just what I need for my display for the Criterion. TKS:thumbsup:

Scott Larkin
06-05-2010, 03:37 AM
:657:GR8 PIX guys !!!!!:wowguy:

Douglas Smith
08-24-2010, 10:11 PM
A few pics.

Why does it go 72 - 74 on that picture? Do you have any for a 1973? I would love to have that for my collection. I can't believe they came that stripped as the commercial chassis. I would have expected a more complete car than that.

Brady D Smith
08-24-2010, 10:26 PM
Membership has its rewards: All of those and many more have been published in The Professional Car Magazine, including in centerstretch full color posters. I encourage you to join the club and get all the benefits of membership.

Bruce Oliphant
08-24-2010, 10:30 PM
Paul can tell you the persons names , he took the pic . :)

Good humor does not go unnoticed...that was funny :cheers:

Mike Stevens
08-24-2010, 10:36 PM
Can't say for the rest of the builders but Tom Caserta told me the workers at M-M called the parts boxes coffins.
Mike