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Old 10-23-2010, 06:14 PM
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Default 1956 Ford by ACC

The Amblewagon was introduced in 1956; the newest one I know of was a 1975 model.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:15 PM
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If I remember correctly, wasn't this a postcard or a car that was offered for sale a few years ago on eBay? I remember reading the "note", but don't remember much more than that about the auction..
I purchased this on eBay.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:18 PM
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Our two well-known station wagon ambulances:
1954 Studebaker Ambulet, from Nashwauk, MN
1957 DeSoto Fireflite wagon ambulance, from New Kensington, PA

(And this, though it'll appear first, is the photo of the DeSoto when it was in service in New Ken, from Steve Loftin from the Buick thread. Yes, the lettering was re-done in the '70's.)
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Thanks for the thread. I too grew up around station wagon ambulances so I'm really enjoying this. I've got a beauty in the garage right now but I'll have one of these type rigs too one day.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:10 PM
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1967 Sport Wagon
Tulsa Speedway
(ex-Moore F.H.; the speedway ran their own ambulance fleet until 1982)

1966 Vista Cruiser
Tulsa Speedway
(ex-Tulsa-Whisenhunt F.H.; one of twins)

1960 Ranch Wagon
Junkyard, Seminole, OK
(This is ex-Brooks F.H. of Duncan, OK, operating as Duncan Ambulance Service. This car had a manual transmission and NO split second seat! When in service, her warning package included two Propello Rays, two lollipops, a Q2B, and a #17. Sorry for the poor shot; it's the only angle I could get because of a certain guard dog on a chain. When I got back
through there again, the car was gone.)

1966 Country Sedan/ACC Amblewagon
Chambers, NE
(This car, stripped, was advertised on eBay about eight years ago as an ex-fire chief's car. She was still in backup service when I photographed her in the early '90s.)

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The Amblewagon was introduced in 1956; the newest one I know of was a 1975 model.
Attached are photos of a 1956 Ford Amblewagon that I photographed in Elk Creek, NE in 1992. It was still on the roster of the Johnson Co. ambulance service at the time, but was sitting at an individual's home and had been for some time. The car appeared to be complete except for medical equipment. You can barely see one of the wheelhouse compartments in the right/front view. The original beacon had been replaced by a #14, as you can also see. I wish now that I had photographed the rear interior through the (open) rear door. (Please believe me when I say that it was MUCH colder that day than it looks in the pictures...b-r-r-r!)
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I think is was the post card and we had a discussion about it here is it different car.
and a 62 falcon converted buy Kirby lumber co in oregon if I remember right. it was offered on e-bay a few years back.
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I think is was the post card and we had a discussion about it here is it different car.
Looks like the same car to me...
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same two guys to. wonder how many moms and babies they took home?
today your lucky to get the wheel chair to the curb after the second day
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Default Sechrest's well-equipped '59 Dodge wagon...

...or should I say "over-equipped?" Perhaps some or all of the equipment listed on the back of this card was kept in a second vehicle or towed behind this one in a trailer! I can't imagine something as heavy and bulky as a Porta-Power being carried in this wagon. And, what about that fishing pole?

Here's the front and back of an S.F.H. postcard, plus a higher resolution scan of the car itself:
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