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Old 11-05-2009, 04:14 AM
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Default 1952 Cadillac Ambulance

This old TV episode (Hit and Run) of Highway Patrol shows a '52 Cadillac Ambulance on a run with lights and siren. It is at the 4:00 mark. Sorry, I don't know how to pull a clip or if it is even possible so the whole link is below. Lot of great old non-pro cars in this show as well even an early VW bug. Show was aired 2/15/1956. Enjoy


http://www.hulu.com/watch/104157/hig...0,vepisode,1,0
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:10 AM
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It appears to be a Superior standard limousine ambulance.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:12 AM
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This is a 1955 Superior Cadillac.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:10 PM
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This is a 54 model. Big fog/turn signals in either side of the grille. I learned to drive in a 54 Coupe de Ville. The 55 and 56 models had the same body shape but the grilles were different and the parking lights were at the ends of the grille at the lower corner of the fenders.
Now what else can we find in these old tv shows?
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:32 PM
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Doesn't the B&M Super Chief sound great. Hey Kevin, check this out. They're
playing your tune!
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:47 PM
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This film was before continuity directors. If you watch the whole thing you will see Crawford heading to the farm in an Olds. He usually drove Buicks. When he leaves the farm he is in a Mercury. On the way to the crime scene it turns into an Olds again. And how many saw the VW in the parking area near the crime scene?
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:01 PM
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Another non connect: At the end at the crime scene there is a 51/52 dark colored Chevy parked next to a '55 Chevy in the back ground when they are talk to the girl. However when they are putting the girl in the car a minute later that 51/52 Chevy is just pulling in. Lot of stuff like that that make these shows fun to watch. That plus all the vintage iron. For those that are into two wheel scoots watch the epsiode title motorcycles. Great iron and an early Clint Eastwood appearance before Rawhide.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:11 AM
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I agree watching the old films is a great way to see old iron. Whether on 2, 4 or more wheels. I missed the Chevy thing completely. It is still hard to watch some of them when you know one of your favorite vehicles is going to 'buy the farm'. But yes, we will keep watching.
Thanks for sharing this one with us.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:12 PM
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Default Steady red?

Unless my eyes are failing me.... it looked like the two tunnel lights were flashing and the LH spot light was clear.... NO CALIF STEADY RED!..... maybe a new factory "loaner or rental" to the studio production company? MM
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Default This show was classic for inconsistencies

I actually was impressed enough as an elementary school kid to spot all the inconsistencies this show had. Talk about leaving in one car and arriving in another...and in this episode, it showed the car heading for the utility pole dead center but then struck with the left front fender only. What made contact with the pedestrian?
Oh well low budget I guess. Who else could use a microscope wearing a hat? Remember all the fights he got in to and never lost his hat? A far cry (laugh) from Reno 911.
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