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Old 11-17-2017, 10:42 PM
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Default 1948 Chevrolet Ambulance - San Antonio, TX

Saw this on the "Vintage Ambulance Owners and Enthusiasts" Facebook group. It says National to me? Maybe Economy, Barnette? I am sure Steve Loftin knows!

Anyhow - obviously something I'd like to see in person since it's supposedly local. I messaged the person posting the listing and asked if it was possible to see it in person in order to better discuss here, but I didn't really get a response to that question. It appears to not be the "seller's" car. From comments on a local car Facebook group, it appears he wants around $8000 for it although listed at $10500. If anyone is serious about buying it - I would be happy to inspect it for you. A few photos uploaded for posterity when the listing goes away.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3950...0732254964432/

"Now this is something you dont see everyday. A 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Delivery Ambulance. Original.216, 3 on the tree. Pretty neat car. Front bench seat with a rear jumper seat. Came out of California in the late 90s. Will come with a bill of sale only. Helping an old man get rid of some cars. Asking 10.5k located in San Antonio tx"
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:49 PM
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the rear window glass says Barnette from what I can see of it
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:54 PM
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I guessing it is this one here
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They "white-washed" that thing inside & out! The front interior spray job in unfortunate.
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Now on eBay.

1948 Chevrolet ambulance

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Up for grabs in an excellent rare Ambulance. originally a stylemaster delivery wagon has been converted into an Ambulance. i am selling it for an older gentleman who does not have ebay. he acquired it in the late 90's out of Northern California. He only has a bill of sale for it. it has been sitting for the last year so it will need new fluids and possibly gas tank cleaned out. selling it as is as pictured. great body. great frame. this is a pretty rare wagon with not many around. I have not found another for sale. engine does crank over and wheels roll fine, brakes work. it does run and drive. straight 6 235 engine, 3 on the tree manaul trans. I have video or it running and driving. cool lights and siren. a cool and rare automobile to add to any collection. any questions please feel free to ask 210nine00-five807.
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wish him luck ten for a no title car might be stretching it. I would not mind having it as this was the car I started driving in. Dad sold it for 75 bucks
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They were cool looking cars styling way above the other models. I started out with a gift from my Dad his 41 Pontiac Fastback "Streamliner".
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You mean even back then parents "gave" their kids their first car? I had to buy mine when I was 18, a '61 Chrysler Saratoga.
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Well Yeah Dad did give me the car he had bought it new and only 33k on the clock. BUT and it was a big but I could not drive it till I bought my own insurance cost $315.00 A YEAR now this was 1954 big $$ then and no payments. At 15 I started repairing tvs and putting up antennas for tvs after school. Had an older buddy drive me to customers. Anyway funded the insurance in about three agonizing weeks,
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$315.00 would have been a chunk of change back then.

I was fortunate enough to be able to go over to my agent's house every month and make a payment, but can't remember if it was for the Chrysler, or the '59 Electra 225 that came next, or the '63 Imperial Crown after that. Not bragging, just reminiscing a little!

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