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Bill Marcy
10-22-2016, 06:38 PM
True story, or not, maybe not 100% correct, but I like it and somebody could have a very enjoyable ambulance.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1954-Chevrolet-Other-150-Special-Ambulance-/381822288063?hash=item58e661c0bf:g:Q3gAAOSwo4pYCky U&vxp=mtr

Steve Loftin
10-22-2016, 07:12 PM
http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/showthread.php?t=19725

Joe Melanson
06-05-2017, 02:26 AM
Back again at a much higher price

Appears to be a National. Needs a correct air filter and at least a cot bar plus a few other items for that price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1954-Other-Makes-Other-150-Special-Ambulance-/381980489593?hash=item58efcfb779:g:Q3gAAOSwo4pYCky U&vxp=mtr

Asking price: US $27,900.00

More pics in link

1954 Chevrolet 150 Special Ambulance. Reportedly once owned by Howard Hughes! Previous owner owned for more than 12 years, Extended-wheelbase ambulance, 235 CID Stovebolt Six inline six-cylinder engine, Three-speed manual transmission and India Ivory exterior, gray interior. GE red emergency lights, driver's spotlight and metal Federal Sign & Signal siren mounted on right front fender, Fender skirts, fender rock guards, Bumper guards and Documentation includes Polaroid photos of the ambulance parked on what appears to be a movie studio lot in Southern California. Looking for the ultimate rolling Halloween conversation piece? While it's not quite Ecto-1, the 1959 Cadillac ambulance seen in the Ghostbusters films, MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1954 Chevrolet 150 Special Ambulance. The previous owner stated that this vehicle once belonged to the eccentric Howard Hughes. While we have no documentation to back this up,

John ED Renstrom
06-06-2017, 12:19 AM
One needs a good look at those lower door and rockers. That is some might rough body work. I can see the seams for the patch panels in that picture.

Kurt Arends
06-06-2017, 08:24 AM
It looks absolutely rediculous with that "Q" mounted on the front fender! The Howard Hughes claim is worthless without documentation. It looks like 5 grand would be the high end(plus whatever you could sell the "Q" for), given its condition(as Ed pointed out).

Steve Lichtman
06-09-2017, 01:11 PM
If I recall, there was some documentation that it was owned by Hughes Aviation Corp. It was most likely a plant ambulance used at a large Hughes manufacturing plant. Since Howard Hughes owned Hughes, technically, he owned it - but that's a stretch. He certainly didn't buy it and probably never even saw it. It would have been just another tool in a plant.