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Old 05-13-2014, 05:00 PM
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Yes, it is in Kansas. Remnants of what looks like something with "Clay County" in an extremely faded roof decal.
Did you check out the mechanics of the car, Kurt? Looks like it would be otherwise relatively easy to restore.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:35 PM
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I believe that he said it would lot drive. It does have some quarter panel rust issues, but I have seen much worse. The interior looked like it would clean up well. It has the brownish vinyl interior. I don't believe that there was any damage to the original vinyl in the driver's compartment.
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Union Fire Co. No. 1 (Oxford, PA)
1957 ?
My guess is National. The rear window ambulance applique is neither National or Comet; however, it could be a special order by the customer. The basic window and drip rail design is similar to both builders. S&M tunnels were common on Nationals of the era (as seen on both of these cars). I love a mystery...!
This car later served Port Deposit, MD (scroll down, click on photos to enlarge):

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could it be a dixie? and just because I hate washing a high top do not mean if the right one came along I would not jump
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:21 PM
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1972 Cotington combination/Summers
Jim Green F.H. (Pryor, OK)

1971 Seville combination/Summers
Easterling F.H. (Odessa, TX)

Summers Funeral Car Co., a M-M and C/B dealership in the Dallas suburbs, did at least three of these 54" hightop conversions that I know of. The third one was done on a 1964 M-M combination, also using Summers' standard Suburban top and roll cage.

Jim Green bought his car just after the conversion was done in 1976.

The Easterling car was done on a car already in the firm's fleet. It had to have been top-heavy, especially on a short wheelbase with the M-M-style backboard compartment on the roof. I imagine it handled like a water tower! The folding attendant seat was replaced with a Captain's chair (highback bucket seat).

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P.S.: I've also attached photos of two Summers hightop Suburban conversions for comparison.

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Steve: Do you have pix of the '64 you mention above. I saw the Easterling car one time prior to the Summer conversion, which was right after they got it. It was a very dark gray color originally. They exited the ambulance service for a time but were back into it when I returned to Midland/Odessa in 1991, and they had two Type IIs and a '69 white-over-blue Consort with "just" VisiBar on top.
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Oak Forest F.D.
Oak Forest, IL
1966 Seville

Meda-Care A.S.
Milwaukee, WI
1974 Cotington 48

Community Amb. Ass'n.
Steelton, PA
1969 Cotington 48
1974 Cotington 54

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Steve: First time I've visited this thread in a while. Don't know why I didn't notice the Oak Forest car before. Do you know any of the history of this '66? I bought a solid red Seville ambulance in 1975 from Summers that had come from Holston Amb. in Lake Charles, LA, and it looked very much like this car except devoid of emerg. equipment when I bought it. It was still a runner, though.
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One more batch.
I worked in that DeLong rig once. But, it was after they were acquired by Professional Ambulance Service in Muskegon, MI. And I actually sold that ambulance when I was the Executive Director of Professional Ambulance. Great seeing that car in the original DeLong yellow with the Dennis Distributor side lights.
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Beverage F.H. (Sandwich, IL)
1973 Cotington 54

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This car belonged to an employee of a private ambulance service and was in great shape. Anyone here know her lineage?
This C-B belonged to Johnson-Beverage Ambulance Service in Sandwich, Illinois. Owner Jeff Beverage went on to mortuary school, and now owns Beverage Family Funeral Home, Sandwich. Same location as where the Ambulance facility was located. Unknown who he sold the Olds to, or it's location today.
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