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Old 09-12-2013, 09:38 PM
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:29 PM
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All I can say is that I wish I could buy it!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:47 PM
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it's a ambulance if you find mice in it. be nice to know the damage they did if one is spending that kind of money.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:58 PM
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I can attest this ambulance was purchased brand new by Reed Ambulance in Denver. Reed ambulance was bought by Mr. Allen J. Powers in 1979 after Mr. Reed's sudden death. Mr. Powers owned and operated the company as Reed Ambulance until he sold the company in 1993, I believe to AMR. But in 2000, Mr. Powers decided to get back into the ambulance business again, and started up a new ambulance service in the Denver metro area, called Action Care Ambulance, Inc.

I worked for Reed ambulance for one year in 1989 driving a "Cabulance" (even though I was a Nationally registered EMT-Basic, I was only 19 at the time and didn't have my CO EMT license, and CO didn't offer reciprocity) , and saw pics of this Cadillac in a big photo album in the break room at our headquarters. At the time, this 1972 Superior Cadillac was considered a "sacred cow", and was only brought out for special occasions.

I am surprised to see they are selling it after all these years. When they say the original owner has the title, that's actually not true. The original owner -- Mr. Reed -- died in 1979, although the current owner of this ambulance bought the entire company (which would have included this ambulance) from the original owner.
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looks like a really nice ride. Seems like a really good price if it is as nice as it looks. Would not take long if you buy a rougher car and try to do paint and chrome. You would be way over the asking price of that car.
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If memory serves it was at the International Meet in Denver.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:28 AM
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Wow! This one seems like quite a find. Certainly a beautiful car!
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I started in the EMS business in 1979 as an apprentice (Explorer) with Reed Ambulance under Mr. Powers. I rode car 4 out of what was then Aurora Community Hospital. Reed was a good outfit and I hated to see them sell but...
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If memory serves it was at the International Meet in Denver.
yes it was. depending on the damage inside one could easily get another 5g into repairing the interior. but even at that you end up with 20,000 in it it's a cheep ride ready to go. as I remember the car it sat way high in the rear. the rear spring have been re arched and they got a little to much into them. but they probity settled down by now. here are the pictures I have from the 05 meet. nice to see one with the correct tires on it. whats a little orange peel among friends
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Looks to be a good price on a nice 51" ambulance! Cars are like houses, they always need something repaired or modified to meet the new owner's taste. I would, personally, remove all of the "Reeds" decals off of the windows immediately and get the rear end back down where it should be.
 

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