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Old 05-18-2020, 02:44 PM
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Default New and Old images of downsized cars...going through my collection

A new image was posted on a local Facebook page which sparked me to post all my downsized images....speak out if you can add any info....some I don't recall seeing anywhere else.

The 1977 Orange/White with "Sac County Ambulance" appears to be a "new" delivery as is still has out of state license plates and the clear beacon domes (Not legal in Calif.)

The secodn two images I suspect are form CW Coach...is Carl still around?

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I was in Midland, MI, in college, during the last several months of the '77 M-M's in-service life and I had been down to see C-W while it was still in Cinti..... so that photo brings back good memories.

Carl is definitely "still around"!
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I recognize the second and third photo, because I took both of them. The '78 Superior was photographed at one of his other warehouses, and was originally from Narberth, PA.
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OK, looks like the 1st picture is a Sac County Iowa Ambulance car.... any info out there ?

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I have been in/thru Sac City/Sac County many, many times but I am not familiar with the ambulance. I am sure that it was long gone by the time I moved down this way in 1990.
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Default 77-79 Downsized Ambulances

I remember riding with Carl Woerner and Dale Cooper to the Lambertville, NJ-New Hope, PA, PCS International Meet in 1987 and we stopped by the ambulance service that was selling the '78 Superior. Here is a picture of Carl (probably picking his nose) negotiating with the seller. I know Carl didn't buy the car that day, but eventually the sellers accepted his offer and the car went to Cincinnatti.
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OK, I saved this printed web page years ago on Grove & Co (Flint, MI.). The web site is no longer up...just posting for info on the down sized car topic
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Also, back in 2006 this downsized MM was on E-Bay...not sure if we know where it ended up...I want to say it was in SoCal and was a PR car for a local Pizza Company??? I was holding on to these as the interior was in really good shape...needing perhaps for my reassembly.. again just passing the along....my interior is chestnut brown...Warren's is I think called "rescue(r) orange"?
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This car sat outside of 3 alarm pizza on the border of La Habra and Whittier, CA, lettered as an advertising gimmick for a year or two. I drove by it at least once a week, as I worked in nearby Brea.

Without getting up close, it looked straight and complete, although I think some of the emergency lights had been changed from red to amber. I often thought of stopping by to take a closer look, and ask if they were interested in selling it, but I really did not need another ambulance after previously selling my '79 Superior Cadillac in 1989. I assumed at the time that with the after-market dark tinted windows, the rear interior was probably gutted. Not the case, obviously, based on your photographs.

I guess the other thing that really stopped me from inquiring on it, is what if it was for sale at the right price? I had no place to put it, and like my current '59 Comet Olds, it is not exactly a daily driver. I hope it went to a good home.
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