See ambulances from the 1950s: Vintage rescue vehicles that looked more like hearses

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Ambulances from the 1950s Vintage rescue vehicles

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Take a look back at some ambulances & fire trucks from the ’50s — the vintage emergency rescue vehicles that people back then would see on the roads after an accident or medical emergency.

An old Dodge ambulance station wagon (1956)

1956 Dodge Ambulance


Chrysler ambulance from the 1950s (1953)

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1953 Chrysler Ambulance


Cadillac ambulances (1958)

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1958 Cadillac Ambulances

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The S&S Cadillac Superline Kensington ambulance (1958)

1958 Cadillac Superline Kensington Ambulance


Old ambulances from the fifties: Rushing to the hospital

Ambulance and passenger from 1956 (2)

Ambulance and passenger from 1956 (1)


Willys 4-wheel drive ambulance (1954)

The Willys ambulance: Designed for a dual purpose:

As an ambulance to reach patients over bad roads or across country, and bring them back to hospitals & as a mobile unit serving outlying communities without hospital facilities. Body easily converted for special clinical work.

Has cargo and working space permitting its use as a mobile clinic — with engine power end 4-wheel drive traction to get to remote back country.

Gets patients to hospitals or other medical aid centers with speed and comfort.

1954 Willys Jeep Ambulance

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For safety in emergencies: Rescue cars (1956)

Oct 8, 1956 ambulance


The 1954 Envoy – Limousine ambulance by Meteor

1954 Cadillac Ambulance car models


A vintage fire truck from 1956

Vintage fire truck from 1956

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