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Old 09-01-2013, 12:06 AM
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Was looking thru some old TPC,s and found this article.
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Interestingly, of the four downsize Superior ambulances delivered in NJ that Craig discussed in his article, at least two of them still exist. The Cheesequake '77 is now owned by PCS member Mike Barruzza. The '79 from Twin-W is still owned by them as a display/parade piece.

Both the Kearny and Marlton ambulances have been at past PCS meets in the 80's, but I don't know their current fates.
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The 1978 Stettler General Hospital, Alberta Canada belongs to me. I purchased the car from the Copper River EMS. The car was taken in as a trade toward a new Crestline ambulance, by Peter Adsten, and went to another ambulance service in Healey Alaska, however, I have no knowledge of what agency. It then wound up at Copper River EMS in Glennallen, Alaska. I purchased it October 2004, after they were unsuccessful in finding a local buyer, and had to get it out of the cold ASAP. They informed me that they had no place to store the car indoors, and if it had been left outside, the engine would freeze from the cold and crack. I was able to get the car shipped to Oregon, and Rick Franklin stored it until I was able to get it moved East.
The picture is of it sitting outside in Glennallen Alaska in 2004.
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The Kearny ambulance is in a friend's barn in Rochester MN.

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The Marlton '79 still exists and is in the hands of a collector. The only car out of the 30 that I know for certain no longer exists is the Lord Funeral Home '77. The last owner of this car reported that it had become so rusty it was no longer salvageable. Sadly, this car was crushed at least a few years ago if not longer. There may be a few others that no longer exist as well, and the known survivors are in varying degrees of condition, many of which are very good to excellent.
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I would like to see the one that went to Saudi Arabia.
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I would like to see the one that went to Saudi Arabia.
I had searched for a picture of that one for a very long time, and have come to the conclusion that no pictures exist. Now, just when I say that, someone will post a picture, and we will all be the winners.

I would love to see pictures of all that we can find posted in this thread, even if they are prior to retirement pictures. I also remember that AMR Connecticut also owns one, but don't know where it originally served. My best guess using the www.northlandpcs.com website search feature it is one of the 18th or 19th that was delivered to the Village of Dundee NY Fire Department. Photo archive #755
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The AMR '78 is one of two identical delivered to the Village of Dundee, NY. The twin resides on the property Darryl and Atti have been cleaning out.

29 of the 30 downsized Superior Transport ambulances are pictured in the Northland Photo Archive Database.

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Of course, there has to be one that eludes us in terms of photo and that is the '77 delivered to Huntemann Ambulance in Washington, DC. If anyone has a photo of that car, we'd sure like to see it!

The '79 that went to Saudi Arabia was finished in dark teal and white (pictured below.)

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Caught the AMR rig schmoozing staff at a SNF in my companies territory, December of 2009.
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...Of course, there has to be one that eludes us in terms of photo and that is the '77 delivered to Huntemann Ambulance in Washington, DC. If anyone has a photo of that car, we'd sure like to see it!...
Tony, I pestered Mike Huntemann about that for many years. He kept saying, "Yea, yea, I'll get you a picture of it," and never did, no big surprise. He refused Roger White's request, I understand. I don't see him regularly anymore. It's a shame because it's the only Transport I remember seeing in service, but I was a kid and didn't take any pictures.

Fortunately, this one still exists. It's a '77, originally from Rock Island, IL but now residing in the care of an on-and-off PCS member here in MD.
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