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Old 12-23-2015, 02:58 PM
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Default 1950 Cadillac Ambulance by Superior

I am not sure if we have seen this one here before...it looks familiar, but just in case...

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/ptd/5355859596.html


1950 Cadillac Ambulance by Superior Coach Builders
331 V8 - condition unknown
3-speed manual transmission - condition unknown
Straight body - very little rust
Body Style 86/Series 75
Cadillac made a Series 75 Commercial Chassis in 1950 for Funeral Cars and Ambulances with a production of 2052 units
Selling as a mostly complete parts car on a Bill of Sale
$3500
For more info, call Doug at show contact info
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - Noon Saturday
Closed Sunday
Texts will not be answered

Doug's 4-Wheelers
1211 Hwy 163
Pella, Iowa 50214
dougs4-wheelers.com
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Channing we see so many over the year,it never hurts to refresh our memories,thanks for posting.
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Yes, this one has been for sale for some time now. I would love to see someone save this one! It is extremely complete.
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Yes, this one has been for sale for some time now. .
Yeah, about 20 years that I know of. It took forever for the last owner to sell it for less, so this guy may be sitting on it awhile.
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Actually, the last owner and the current owner are business partners of sorts. The current owner is a very nice guy and always very willing to deal. I know that this one can be had for a very fair price. It is not quite as rough, body wise, as it looks in the photos. However, it would need a full restoration. Very tough to find an ambulance of this vintage as complete as this one is!
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I think it's the picture we see often of that car alone in a field, picture taken from far.
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Actually, the last owner and the current owner are business partners of sorts. The current owner is a very nice guy and always very willing to deal. I know that this one can be had for a very fair price. It is not quite as rough, body wise, as it looks in the photos. However, it would need a full restoration. Very tough to find an ambulance of this vintage as complete as this one is!
If previous owner and current owner are business partners, why the grand price jump since its been moved half way across the state? When I looked at it in 2009 I found it to be very rough and full of putty in the rear quarters, so most likely LOTS of hidden rot. One of the etch windows is gone, and plex added. I just don't get how if it never sold for 20 years at a grand less, how its going to sell now. But if you want a project, that you would have.
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http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...+superior+Iowa
http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...=1950+Superior
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Price jump is easy to understand the seller (sellers) have been watching Ebay, Craigs List etc. Ambulances have been bringing big $$$ never mind they are restored BIG MONEY!!! So even though this one is in bad shape seller figgures it MUST be worth a lot more. Just because it is a VINTAGE ambulance its $$$$. The supply and demand theory except in this case not much demand.
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If I were doing a restoration of a 1950 Superior Ambulance, this would go a long way toward helping...Even if there are areas that are very rough, there are many very useful and $$$ parts on this old coach. That said, one has to factor in the cost of shipping it to their location...I am guessing the seller would move off of the $3500 given the fact that it has been there so long. I am not doing a restoration of a 50 Superior Ambulance, so I will not be purchasing this one.
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teh big factor is of course first you have to want one. then you deal from there.
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