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1958 Cadillac ambulance conversion by Miller-Meteor

1958 Cadillac ambulance conversion by Miller-Meteor

The primary difference between the manufacturing of police cars and the building of ambulances is amount of work done by the automaker itself.

Most police vehicles are built almost entirely at their original manufacturer’s factory, and are later upfitted with department-specific gear such as light bars, sirens, and radio/electronic equipment. However, ambulances and other “professional vehicles” undergo significant structural and body modifications at a number of specialized coachbuilders after they leave their OEM production facility.

Historically, this meant that carmakers tended to market police cars themselves, while the aftermarket coachbuilding firms took on the task of advertising ambulances.

For your entertainment, we have amassed 15 classic ambulance ads and brochure covers, most of which were created by independent conversion companies.

If you’re an ambulance/service-vehicle enthusiast, please tell us about it. Be sure to let us know which is your favorite example of the group.

 

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1946 Chevrolet by National Body

1946 Chevrolet by National Body

1946 Chevrolet by National Body

 

1951 Chevrolet by National Body

1951 Chevrolet by National Body

1951 Chevrolet by National Body

 

1953 Chrysler by Economy Coach

1953 Chrysler by Economy Coach

1953 Chrysler by Economy Coach

 

1953 Ford by Economy Coach

1953 Ford by Economy Coach

1953 Ford by Economy Coach

 

1958 Cadillac by Miller-Meteor

1958 Cadillac by Miller-Meteor

1958 Cadillac by Miller-Meteor

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1960 Cadillac

1960 Cadillac Amblulance

1960 Cadillac

 

1960 Ford by Siebert

1960 Siebert by Ford

1960 Ford by Siebert

 

1961 Amblewagon

1961 Amblewagon Ad

1961 Amblewagon

 

1961 Rambler

1961 Rambler Ambulance

1961 Rambler

 

1961 Chrysler by Richard Brothers

1961 Chrysler by Richard Brothers

1961 Chrysler by Richard Brothers

 

1962 Rambler

1962 Rambler

1962 Rambler

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1964 National Coaches

1964 National

1964 National Coaches

 

1974 Dodge by National Custom Coaches

1974 Dodge by National Custom Coaches

1974 Dodge by National Custom Coaches

 

1976 Ford by Grumman

1976 Ford by Grumman

1976 Ford by Grumman

 

1978 Dodge by Automotive Conversion

1978 Dodge by Automotive Conversion

1978 Dodge by Automotive Conversion

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