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James Fischer
10-25-2016, 01:20 AM
In a word "WOW"...beautiful specimen of a 68

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Cadillac-Ambulance-M-M-hightop-/291921972190?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43f7e7cbde&item=291921972190

Richard Vyse
10-25-2016, 07:33 AM
Wow is right...

John ED Renstrom
10-25-2016, 12:30 PM
some one did one heck of a job dealing out that car before the photos

Kurt Arends
10-25-2016, 06:37 PM
That's the way to buy one!!

Bill Marcy
10-25-2016, 07:46 PM
That's the way to buy one!!

I couldn't agree more Kurt! Somebody should be all over this ambulance.

Kurt Arends
10-25-2016, 10:17 PM
Wow is right...

That would be a really cool shot, if that POS wasn't sitting behind it!

Peter Grave
10-25-2016, 11:03 PM
Its up to $12100.00 and both bidders have significant feedback. My comment is if you want a unit like this it would be very hard to find a better one. Also you could not bring a used rig to like this one for the $$$ in the buy it now. Time to second mortgage the ranch and step up.

Tim Prieur
10-25-2016, 11:44 PM
Agree 100% Pete. One sharp rig that would be very hard to duplicate in my humble opinion for the price.

Bill Marcy
10-26-2016, 08:41 AM
Unless there is something I don't know about this car, it looks to be in excellent condition, with a gorgeous interior and all of the equipment. I really think that you could not restore an ambulance to this quality for $25K, not in my area at any rate. Around here, just a very good paint job on a car that size starts at $10 to $15K.

John ED Renstrom
10-26-2016, 12:30 PM
But you could for half the money it is going for now. One more going over seas

Tim Prieur
10-26-2016, 11:55 PM
Was this a flooring routinely used in 68 MM?

Kurt Arends
10-27-2016, 12:25 AM
What are you looking at Ed? I see that it is currently at $15,600.

I love everything about this one, but it would look better with 4 Full-Views.

John ED Renstrom
10-27-2016, 11:51 AM
I added a zero in there.12g would be a great buy . You will get 60 into bringing one up to this. But the key is to not get disabling that the factory one doesn't look like the rebuilt one. We are so busy look at over restored cars that we forget what they really looked like from the factory.

Steve Loftin
10-27-2016, 12:33 PM
The only things I would do to it are (a) replicating the ambulance window decals and (b) add a C6B to the roof - I'm finished!

Kurt Arends
10-27-2016, 11:34 PM
The only things I would do to it are (a) replicating the ambulance window decals and (b) add a C6B to the roof - I'm finished!

It's time for you to own one again, isn't it Steve??

Steve Loftin
10-28-2016, 09:38 AM
It's time for you to own one again, isn't it Steve??

All I need is a place to put it...one of these days!

Jon VanDermark
10-28-2016, 09:57 AM
I'd be happy to store it for you. I'd even take it out and exercise it as needed.:rolleyes:

John ED Renstrom
10-28-2016, 12:48 PM
Not me I have more then I need right now. I wish I would have stayed to one maybe two cars at a time. But there is always one more.

Kurt Arends
10-28-2016, 01:07 PM
And as I've always said.......... the more cars you have....... the less gets done!

I have 8 collector cars. Nothing is getting done!!

John ED Renstrom
10-28-2016, 09:32 PM
here is the problem this 72 is a nice car I love driving it it needs just a little to move it up to a great car. but of course there are a number of them worse then it is and the squeaking wheel get the grease. I changed the oil in it when we gt back from the Rochester meet.look how much attention has been paid to it sense then. it been in the garage under cover with one or two cars parked in front of it.

Abe Bush
10-29-2016, 03:24 AM
That flooring in back can't be original, I have never seen a M-M or any other 60s-70s rig of any make with that type of flooring, it looks like a modern kitchen inlaid floor type pattern...not something from the late 1960s. I thought ambulances from the 60s and 70s always, or at least almost always got the famous (and now no longer available) Armstrong Colonial branded linoleum (http://retrorenovation.com/2013/08/22/armstrong-5352/) floorings due to lack of any other options available back in that era.

Also, it shows how stark an M-M ambulance looks, with its lack of tunnel lights or Ful-Vues, it almost looks naked! The M-Ms always looked super "round" to me, not in keeping with GM's "squared off" styling that Superior kept up with, and matched (until 1974).

Unfortunately for Superior, their major 1971 re-design was their last. They continued mounting the same bodies on every single GM chassis until their demise prior to the 1977 GM downsize.

Kurt Arends
10-29-2016, 01:13 PM
I would agree in that it looks to have been replaced, but not a big deal to replace. The important part, the upholstery, looks 100% original and looks to be in pristine condition.

There several were other patterns of Armstrong flooring used as well. I love the look of the Colonial pattern in green, but can's say that I have ever seen it used in an ambulance.

Tim Prieur
10-30-2016, 03:43 PM
She is sold. Hopefully someone we know.

Peter Grave
10-30-2016, 04:00 PM
Last bid was 10/26/16 went to 16k RESERVE NOT MET. From the fact no more bids after 10/26 would seem it stalled there. Seller then pulled it today my guess for a private sale. It will be interesting to see where it pops up.

Tim Prieur
11-01-2016, 07:55 PM
She is sold. Hopefully someone we know.

Destined for New York State.

Bill Marcy
11-02-2016, 12:18 AM
Congratulations to the new owner! I will say it again, even at the Buy It Now price, that ambulance looked like a bargain to me!

Martin Harvey
11-02-2016, 07:31 AM
That flooring in back can't be original, I have never seen a M-M or any other 60s-70s rig of any make with that type of flooring, it looks like a modern kitchen inlaid floor type pattern...not something from the late 1960s. I thought ambulances from the 60s and 70s always, or at least almost always got the famous (and now no longer available) Armstrong Colonial branded linoleum (http://retrorenovation.com/2013/08/22/armstrong-5352/) floorings due to lack of any other options available back in that era.



My '67 originally had the Colonial classic pattern, replaced by a modern linoleum but my '66 have another Armstrong pattern easier to replace a kinda white and silver rocks pattern.

Daniel Scully
11-02-2016, 01:00 PM
My '67 originally had the Colonial classic pattern, replaced by a modern linoleum but my '66 have another Armstrong pattern easier to replace a kinda white and silver rocks pattern.

Not the best pic ,from a 66 sales book.

Martin Harvey
11-02-2016, 09:23 PM
Might be the missing one, my '70 M-M had those shell like design. Here is the '66, more like grandma's bathroom kind of stones?

https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/12/49/28/02/dsc_0010.jpg (https://servimg.com/view/12492802/1191)

Michael Catalano
11-03-2016, 11:56 PM
Might be the missing one, my '70 M-M had those shell like design. Here is the '66, more like grandma's bathroom kind of stones?
Looks to be the same as what's in the back of my '71 Stoner Suburban.