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Old 07-26-2019, 12:09 PM
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Default Downsize Superior Ambulances 1977-1979

While searching for something else on my computer, I came across this today, which I had prepared in October 2014. Unfortunately, the Northland Website no longer exists, and it was a great resource that we have lost. Below are my notes, and possibly we can get all this information updated.



Date: Oct 10, 2014 11:34 PM
Of the 30 ambulances that Superior manufactured from 1977 to 1979 I only know of 11 of them that have survived based on information on the Northland PCS Website. I know of the following 11 cars. Does anyone know of the whereabouts of the 18 ambulances not accounted for??? I assume that the one that went to Saudi Arabia is still there, so I didn't include it in the final count of missing units. I find it amazing that the only picture of the entire production run that isn't on the Northland PCS Website (http://www.northlandpcs.com/index.htm) is of unit #4. I thank them for providing the information to do this research and also for great archive service to the PCS Members.
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Mike Barruzza 1977.......1 (#729, 730, & 731)
Brian Schuff 1977..................2 (#732 & 733) (reported as scrapped)
??????.................................3 (#734) Physician's Ambulance of Rancho Cordova, Ca.
??????.................................4 (#735)(no picture) Brian Schuff 1977.......5 (#735 & 736)
Jim Ireland..........................5 (#736) (number needs to be confirmed) Under Restoration
??????................................6 (#738) *Brian Ochs..Needs to be verified
Bob Hess 1977....................7 (#739 & 740)
Tony Corriher......................8 (#741)
Earl Wendt 1977................. 9 (#742, 743)
??????...............................10 (#744, 745)
1978
Dennis Goethe ....................11 (#746) (number needs to be confirmed)
Paul Steinberg ....................12 (#748) Setter Hospital (Canada) Copper River EMS (Alaska) Undergoing restoration
??????................................13 (#749)
??????................................14 (#750)
Mark Ferris.........................15 (#751, 752)Ashland Fire Department
??????...............................16 (#777)
Jim Ireland.........................17 (#753 & 754)Kearny NJ Police Department
AMR/Connecticut*...............18 (#755 & 756) 18 & 19 were delivered together to Village of Dundee NY Fire Department*unknown if 18 or 19
??????...............................19 (#755 & 756)
Myron Gittell 1978..............20 (#729, 757, 830, 831) 1979
1979
??????...............................21 (#758, 759) pair delivered to the City of New York Police Department.
??????..............................22 (#758, 759)
Terry Lange 1979...............23 (#760) does he still own this car?????Winkler, Manitoba Fire Department
??????...............................24 Unknown
??????...............................25 Unknown
??????...............................26 Unknown
??????...............................27 Unknown
Peter Grave.......................29 Condition not reported. Located in a salvage yard
Dr. Roger White.................30

From Memory, I believe that I eventually accounted for all but one, however, what I found today was the original rough draft, and not the finished product that was published on the original Professional Car Society website that we lost many years ago.
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:07 PM
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OK I have one of the Dundee 78s (18 or 19) in the yard poor shape and 29 (Sublette Hospital Pinedale Colo.or Wyo. if my memory is working).
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What do the #7XX numbers mean?
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I sometimes wonder if we ever completed the "how many left" project on Criterions. If memory serves we were double and sometimes triple counting the same car due to different paint-jobs and we were supposed to send as many data-plate photos to Paul and Richard as we could so that we could compile a database of all known Criterions.
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Here is the Drumheller Cadillac. 1977 car. Forgot the #. Brian Schuff saved this one and was the previous owner. Iíve almost finished a restoration. Here is a photo from last year. Iím away from home so donít have any more recent photos.
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If you have the exact URL of the northland page you might try entering it in the search box at archive.org . I was able to pull up the old Criterion page with pictures, but I donít know the URL of the page that had the downsized cars on it.
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If you have the exact URL of the northland page you might try entering it in the search box at archive.org . I was able to pull up the old Criterion page with pictures, but I donít know the URL of the page that had the downsized cars on it.
Could I get the URL for that? Thanks
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