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Old 03-21-2014, 02:34 PM
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Default 59 Chevy Ambulance - Indy

Here's a '59 Chevrolet ambulance for sale in Indianapolis. Looks a little like one we used to see around here. Not sure, I think it's a Comet.

OK, it's a little pricey, but...

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^Comet x2. Identical to blue example that was on CL in NY a couple years ago. Plus, rear loading door shape, window, and window molding match Terry Lange's.
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It has 1960 tail lights. Looks like the nose has been replaced too.
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Tail lights are 58 Biscayne, actually.
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you mean 59 brookline brook wood oh what ever the wagon was called the Biscayne had the cat eyes. my first care was a 59 4 door Biscayne. but if I'm not mistaken I have pictures of this one much earlier.

me I would trade him a limo for it.
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That blue one came out of southern IL 10 years ago.
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As far as I know, all 59's had the cat eye tail lights, even the wagons. This car is a 59 with 58 tail lights, probably because it was easier to fabricate the loading door without contouring it for the cat eyes, or running wires into it for tail lights. 60's had individual housings for each light.
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After reading Todd's posts and going back and looking at the pictures, I stand corrected on my belief that the lites were 1960s. I had a 58 Bel Air once upon a time and they match. Using the 58 lites makes sense with Todd's reasoning on making the standard 59 lites work.
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yes that was one of the tricks to use a flat light off from something else. I missed the 58 last night. but did look it up this morning. and all the 59's had the cat eyes. you can see here why the did that. the 60 pictured is the one Dean has before he brought it. the construction is vary close. so I'm comfortable calling this 59 a comet. did you notice the taillights are on backwards?
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As far as Ive always hears these were built under the C/B name. This was the year they sold the Comet name and its been said that the only 59 built under the Comet name was the one Imperial ambulance. It would be nice to know for sure.
I wonder if this is the same coach that ED posted?
The correct tail lights would make it look much better, that's the best part of that year!
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