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Old 08-02-2013, 11:01 AM
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Posted by Atilla of 1 of 2 cars in a yard in PA.

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Car in Post 11 is one of two identical delivered to the Village of Dundee, New York.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:03 AM
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2nd of a 1979 that is supposed to be the next to last one produced in 1979 in a yard in PA. The owner is keeping this car.

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Car in Post 12 was delivered to Pinedale, Wyoming.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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Paul,

I just wanted to point out that there are several photos and the chronological order of the cars in the Northland database. I think this thread is great, especially for more detailed stories like the one Terry shared. I think it is important that we keep the subject of these cars always alive in order to account for the survivors and their current owners.

Dennis Goethe's car, pictured by Matt Taylor, is originally from Olyphant, PA.

Todd, we are currently working on a historical documentation of the downsized Miller-Meteor Lifeliners. These cars were not as carefully documented as the Superiors and many of them look the same visually from the exterior, so this study is being carefully completed.

I have a story to share regarding a Superior Transport:

Just after I finished my junior year of high school in the spring of 1988, I got a call from my good friend, John Ringdahl, owner of Ringdahl Ambulance Service in Fergus Falls, MN, offering me the use of a Cadillac ambulance over the summer. Also an ambulance dealer and collector, John had some professional cars that were always interesting to see. One such car was the 1977 Superior Transport that was originally delivered to the ambulance service in Park River, North Dakota. He took it in trade from them in 1983, sold it to F-M Ambulance Service in Fargo, ND (whom at one time had two '77 Transports; the Park River car and the Drumheller car.) F-M traded the Park River car back to Ringdahl ca. 1987.

Anyway, I get this call from John, basically saying that if I was willing to wash, wax, and detail the '77 Superior, I could keep it all summer and enjoy it! He didn't have to ask twice. A friend of mine and I drove to Fergus Falls to pick up the Cadillac, which was filthy from having sat in a shed over the previous winter. After giving it the much-needed cleaning and detailing, I put many miles on that car over the summer of '88; had it in a few local parades, car shows, and just cruising around. Just before I began my senior year of high school that fall, we returned the car to John. He kept it for several more years before selling it to the current owner, Sparta Area Ambulance Service in Sparta, Wisconsin. The car has been repainted in Sparta's fleet colors of light blue & white.

When I had this car in 1988, it had 59,000 miles on it. It is well-equipped with Cadillac options: AM-FM radio, tilt/telescope wheel, cruise, and power seat. The interior is light tan. This car has a single battery setup with a master switch on the floor just under the front edge of the driver's seat. The switch wasn't a Cole-Hersee; just a small arm-switch with on / off positions.

This was number 7 of the 10 1977 Transports.

I took these photos in June, 1988 in my hometown of Detroit Lakes, MN.

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:06 AM
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Car in Post 8 is the first Transport delivered (new to Cheesequake, New Jersey.) This car has been owned for many years by Past PCS President, Mike Barruzza.

Car in Post 11 is one of two identical delivered to the Village of Dundee, New York.

Car in Post 12 was delivered to Pinedale, Wyoming.
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Great to see the love for the downsized cars, I know they arent as popular as the older coaches and rigs but hopefully they get more popular, the more documentation the better for both the hearses and ambulances, especially M-M ones
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I'm looking for more information on the car in post #11 where is it located at what is the condition does anybody have any info on the other one like it. I'm a member of the Dundee Firefighters Benevolent. They have several of there old firetrucks that are restored.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:35 PM
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I'm looking for more information on the car in post #11 where is it located at what is the condition does anybody have any info on the other one like it. I'm a member of the Dundee Firefighters Benevolent. They have several of there old firetrucks that are restored.
The car pictured is available. You can pm me if you need more info on it. (thats if no one else has).
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1979 Transport

This was the last Cadillac ambulance sold new in Oklahoma. It was sold to an individual locally in the late 1980s via city auction. That buyer dismantled it for a restoration that never occurred. I have no idea of its disposition.

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Thankfully, this car wasn't scrapped. However, it was never painted and reassembled. It is part of this upcoming auction. I have no way of knowing, but can hopefully assume, that all the missing parts are in this building somewhere:

http://chuppsauction.com/auction/estate-auction-dec-14/
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Thankfully, this car wasn't scrapped. However, it was never painted and reassembled. It is part of this upcoming auction. I have no way of knowing, but can hopefully assume, that all the missing parts are in this building somewhere:

http://chuppsauction.com/auction/estate-auction-dec-14/
That is sad. I would seriously doubt if this one sells for much more than scrap price. Any prospective buyer would, obviously, have to be there for the live auction to try assemble as many of the rig's pieces & parts that may be scattered elsewhere in the building. This one may be history.
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