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Chris Elzie
06-07-2012, 08:36 PM
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/3061638302.html

Kurt Arends
06-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Love those early '60s C-B Cottingtons! It really needs to be anything other than black though.

Steve Loftin
06-07-2012, 10:17 PM
My money is on that car being this one:

http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/showpost.php?p=30806&postcount=27

Steve Loftin
06-07-2012, 10:34 PM
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/3061638302.html

Yes, she's a '62.

Rocky Fluegge
06-08-2012, 01:11 PM
Sad to see it go from former glory to that. Cool car though.

Chris M. Kelley
06-10-2012, 11:41 PM
I like when they say "ran when parked". But often fail to mention that it may or may not have been parked between two days and thirty years prior to the sale being posted.

Steve Loftin
06-11-2012, 01:03 AM
This is in fact the ex-Stanley car. Stanley's traded in a '56 Miller landau and two '56 Fleetwood 75s in on this and a pair of '62 C/B nine-passenger limousines. The '62s were traded in on a like fleet of '67 C/Bs.

This car never had a light or siren on it at Stanley's. The photo in the Oklahoma thread was taken in 1974, as the car was being prepared for sale to the Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, OK) for use as the track ambulance. When the beacon was mounted at Central, is was placed a little too far back on the roof and therefore tilted slightly upward toward the front. That's the first similarity I noticed when I saw the Craigslist ad.

I don't know when the race track sold it, but it has been sitting outside near Talala, OK for over 20 years. I looked 'er over yesterday:

Steve Loftin
06-11-2012, 01:12 AM
The car is almost complete, with most of the missing items being fairly easy to find - #28 siren, windshield washer bottle, and so forth. The most difficult to locate would be the forward attendant's seat and casket rack.

The driver's door glass has been gone for as long as the owner can remember, which accounts for the condition of the front compartment. Luckily, all of the the other glass is good:

Steve Loftin
06-11-2012, 01:17 AM
The rockers are solid, and all of the quarters in good shape except for the right rear which has a small amount of cancer. All of the hub caps and beauty rings are in place.

According to the owner, the curbside drip rail was pulled off by a bull's horn:

Steve Loftin
06-11-2012, 01:41 AM
The photo in the Oklahoma thread was taken in 1974, as the car was being prepared for sale to the Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, OK) for use as the track ambulance.

Here she is with cot and oxygen bottle in place. I'm sure her curtains and casket rack were already in the dumpster when this picture was taken:

(SL photo)

Paul Steinberg
06-11-2012, 10:09 AM
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According to the owner, the curbside drip rail was pulled off by a bull's horn:

That had to have been a very gentle bull to have torn off the drip rail and not damaged any other part of the car. Possibly the bull was the one that broke the drivers door window? Nah, I'll bet that it was someone else...