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Old 05-27-2018, 10:53 PM
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You have to love a 55 Chevy of any style, but a National ambulance, that is really something! I sure hope someone does the right thing and restores it. BTW, I have actually seen a 1955 National-Chevy ambulance, still "in service" in Paterson, NJ, back in 1974. I thought it was very special then, now I wish I had it. Sorry, I have no pictures, but I remember it being a deep blue color.
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In the grill is a Barnette name plate. I donít know about the three door stretch but the guy did say the rear window on the driver side does roll down.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:23 AM
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That is what i thought it was.the roof and back door were off for a national. It has to many windows to not have a stretch.
Would have liked to have seen how they laied out the back. I cant imagine crawling in and out the rear door all the time.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:37 AM
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Iím not sure at what point the interior was redone but they kept many aspects of the original at least. He has a cot for it but lacking the mounting ability.
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http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/car-of-...ifty-ambulance
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it still surprises me how little people know about there car. but then not a lot of people really do work on there own car. the only way to find out how it was made is to work on it. I would have my doubts is started out as a 4 door sedan. most likely a 2 door wagon.
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This isn't rocket science. Just get a picture of the cowl data plate that was attached by GM. It will give you a lot of history as to what it started life as.
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Just Googled 1955 Chevrolet image and looks like it started life as a four door wagon. To be a two door the front doors would be longer, a four door sedan the rear door curves downward at the top rear. BUT the four door wagon has short front doors and the side rear doors the top is squared off. Also although there are no good shots of a four door wagon rear end the filled in rear curved 1/4 windows appear to be four door wagon.

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This isn't rocket science. Just get a picture of the cowl data plate that was attached by GM. It will give you a lot of history as to what it started life as.
but it would take a rocket to get me out to it. and I don't know about you but if i goggle it all I get is a list of search engines the leads me to more search engines. now I use to get pictures now it adds to see me a new chevy
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ED when you go to Google and want to look at cars etc. Type in 1955 Chevrolet Image and you will get pages of pictures. It work on radios guns you name it . You must use the word Image not picture to get to the pictures I got hundreds of pictures of 1955 Chevrolets
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