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Joe Melanson
07-14-2010, 01:22 AM
Ghost Buster Cadillac Ambulance - $1250 (Oak Harbor)
(1969) Not yet a GB
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1840081494.html

IM THE ONE WITH THE CADDY AMBULANCE (NE)
1969
http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1834990167.html

1956 Cadillac Ambulance - $3800 (Garden City)
http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/1817655816.html

1948 S & S Ambulance - $12500 (Corning,CA)
http://chico.craigslist.org/cto/1820100929.html

68 pontiac bonneville ambulance (Reno)
http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/1778438879.html

Rare Dodge Ambulance '74 - $6550 (Corning, )
http://chico.craigslist.org/cto/1792683655.html

Chris Mooney
07-14-2010, 06:27 PM
I know its not to be said here... LOL but im in love with the 74 Dodge van.... :)

Steve Loftin
07-14-2010, 07:04 PM
I know its not to be said here... LOL but im in love with the 74 Dodge van.... :)

No, it's not a procar, but it is an interesting piece of EMS history. Better get it now; when you get around to thinking about one later, they'll all be gone!

Rick Franklin
07-14-2010, 07:18 PM
The 69 Miller Meteor Cadillac on Seattle Craigslist has been sold to a member of the Rain City Hearse Club.

Bill Leverett
07-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey Rick...any chance of getting some better pics of this car including the interior?

Rick Franklin
07-14-2010, 09:08 PM
Hey Rick...any chance of getting some better pics of this car including the interior?

i can contact the couple that bought it. RCHC is supposed to be gathering on July 31 for a photo shoot for a calender so I can try t get to that and take some too. The car is staying in Oak Harbor; a Navy guy and his wife bought it; they already have a 77 S&S Cadillac Hearse.

Mike McDonald
07-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Former PCS / So-Cal Member Bobb Kosoff (or similar spelling) has the listed 1948 S&S-Cadillac for $12,500.00 in Corning (CA). (*) He is the same person who had the "Allegedly" REAL JFK Pontiac-Navy Ambulance too. I think he wanted....... and maybe got around $60-K for it?

Steve Lichtman
07-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Mike, I think Bobb advertised that the '63 was the same make/model as the JFK car, I never saw mention of it being the JFK car. He also advertised it had been used in movie work as the JFK car, but I never heard what movie.

The other question is, any chance his '48 S&S is the same one used in "Life or Death", a popular EMS training film from the '70's? Anyone?

(If you don't remember the film, the premise was two guys talking from the grave, comparing one's experience with professional EMT's driving a new modular ambulance [the Modulance from "Emergency!"] and the other being manhandled by two goons in an old, beat-up rig, a '48 S&S.)

John ED Renstrom
07-16-2010, 11:08 PM
didn't this 48 just sell on e-bay?? I think I have pictures of it up on blocks.

Kent Martinson
07-16-2010, 11:21 PM
The other question is, any chance his '48 S&S is the same one used in "Life or Death", a popular EMS training film from the '70's? Anyone?

(If you don't remember the film, the premise was two guys talking from the grave, comparing one's experience with professional EMT's driving a new modular ambulance [the Modulance from "Emergency!"] and the other being manhandled by two goons in an old, beat-up rig, a '48 S&S.)

Steve, I don't know about the car, but I would love to find a copy of that film. It was one of my favorite training films.

Mike McDonald
07-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Steve: I first time I saw his "JFK" Pontiac Ambulance at a PCS / So-Cal Meet.... all the pictures, documentation and memos that it had been secretly stored away in a container at Ft Irwin (near Barstow, CA) etc., was pretty convincing to anyone absorbing all of the data that is was "THE ONE". After much criticism, he later backed off that is was like "THE ONE". The S&S also looks like one I have seen before at a So-Cal Meet years ago, but have no idea about it's history. Anything he has becomes pretty pricey quick! MM

Steve Lichtman
07-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Oh, I hadn't heard that part of the story, only the part apparently after he "backed off".

The word on the real '63 ambulance, as researched in the '80's by Craig Stewart, is that it was scrapped by the Navy to prevent it from being a macabre souvenir. That seems to be the most definitive answer to the question. Certainly, given the interest in the ONeal hearse and the ONeal Ford wagon ambulance (which may or may not be the ambulance that transported Oswald), I can understand and agree with that reasoning.

John ED Renstrom
07-19-2010, 12:03 AM
I would be willing to bet that a week later no one could have told you which ambulance of the fleet was sent out. it's not like there was only one gray 63 in the motor pool. saying it was ordered scraped would be as good a cover as any.