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Old 01-07-2019, 09:33 PM
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needless to say there were a lot of these 64 ambulances out there. I tested fire hose on the base at long beach nest to one of them and the spruce goose. sorry at the time the goose was more interesting.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:13 AM
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That would be '63.
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Interesting. I'm not surprised that others claim to own the original car, people pass down stories and people believe them without documentation. Reminds me how i was told me the flag in my car was left in the coach after a vietnam vets funeral.

Now i realize its more likely it was left there in case it was needed.

And I agree this is without a doubt the premiere place for pro-car knowledge
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The navy must have had a money drop in 63 they had to spend and ordered a bunch of them that year.
63 was a very interesting point in Military toy buying and lets politely call it hiding.
Now factor in Command all Military-US- flowed through Pearl Harbor and the overall commander US forces regardless of Branch was an Admiral sitting in Pearl. Any suggestion said Admiral didn't know what was coming in the years to come is wrong.

Pearl became and remained a very large storage location.

US military manpower and supplies at Pearl came close to tipping the island.
Guam was farther along the supply line but Guam has a nasty problem with small brown snakes and nobody knew how to eliminate the snakes.
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Can someone fill me on this car? I assume its a rare model from the posts? I am not interested in buying it, but am always interested in history
Sorry, I probably should have been more specific. Yes, as mentioned, this is a '63 Superior Pontiac military (Navy) ambulance. The same year/make/model as the ambulance that transported President Kennedy's body after his assassination. There was a whole hullabaloo in 2011 about a similar ambulance claiming to be THE ambulance that transported JFK, being auctioned by B-J. PCS research confirmed the real one was scrapped in 1988 (at the request of, among others, Sen. Edward Kennedy, but not AG Robert Kennedy, who died 20 years earlier). The one that was auctioned with a lot of publicity was merely, like this one, another of the same year/make/model.

FYI, as I said, I left my card with the manager of the storage yard, who said he would pass my contact info along to the owner of this ambulance. To date, I've received no reply.
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