For Sale: 1973 Oldsmobile Ambulance in Jackson, Mississippi

Vehicle Description

Automatic 36,831 MilesV8RWDUntil the 1970s, most ambulances were conversions done on Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac or Chevrolet (including Suburbans) chassis. On this ambulnce you can see where the chassis was cut in half, extended 30 inches and welded back together. The floor, rear panels and roof were lengthened to fit the stretched chassis.During the 1970s, new federal ambulance regulations mandated that only Type I (pickup truck based), Type II (RV chassis) or Type III (modular "box" style with walk-through) ambulances be manufactured going forward.The last sedan conversion was built in 1978 on a Cadillac chassis. These types of ambulances could not meet the new Federal design regulations. Many remained in service throughout the 1980's. Vehicles like this Oldsmobile have been preserved to show you how EMS operated in the past.Everything on board is representative of the early 1970's. The cardiac monitor is the early LifePak-5.Most pieces are functional and were obtained at fire company sales.1973 - Cotner-Begington coach builders deliver this Olds 98 conversion to East St. Louis1987 - Retired and retitled in Ohio, not known if it was used as an ambulance again2005 - Bought at a New York auction and moved to Gettysburg, PA for restoration by a private owner2009 - Bought by the present owner after being found on a farm unrestored2013 - First display after restorationEquipment:Full ambulance intercom system (Motorola)Ambulance lighting and sirenPhysio-control Lifepak 300 (defibrillator)RespiratorRear Motorola Intercom SystemBlood pressure monitorOxygen systemGurneyTelephone systemFire extinguisherInterior spotlight control

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1391036
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Jackson, Mississippi
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Ambulance
  • Odometer:36831
  • Stock Number:10128
  • VIN:1973AMB