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They dont look as cute as the old ones!
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I always remember being amazed that Scottish ambulances were limo based, when I was used to CV based ones in England [with the singular exception of the Daimlers the L(ondon)C(ounty)C(ouncil) had].

Ambulances were popular bases for camper conversions, even those dreadful old translucent fibreglass BMC jobs, but the modern box van style emergency response vehicle seems to have put an end to that; made me realise how few few ambulances which are basically minibuses with black windows & battenberg paint you actually see nowadays.

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One of these would be good.
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Or (from Tissier) . . .
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Well I didn't see any Sheerlines, etc 'til we got to Scotland - & the distinction clearly made such an impression on me that it's stuck in my mind as peculiarly Scottish - b-t-w, was Sheffield really in the Midlands then?

Couldn't help but notice the Surrey reg, could that've been where the coachbuilders were?

Curious that:-
(a) DS ambulances were, invariably, coachbuilt, when the Safari only really needed a raised roof
(b) later Tissiers were so clumsy looking, when the 6-wheeled CX's were really rather elegant (as indeed were the DS paper vans)

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van ordinaire wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 23:02
Well I didn't see any Sheerlines, etc 'til we got to Scotland - & the distinction clearly made such an impression on me that it's stuck in my mind as peculiarly Scottish - b-t-w, was Sheffield really in the Midlands then?

Couldn't help but notice the Surrey reg, could that've been where the coachbuilders were?

Curious that:-
(a) DS ambulances were, invariably, coachbuilt, when the Safari only really needed a raised roof
(b) later Tissiers were so clumsy looking, when the 6-wheeled CX's were really rather elegant (as indeed were the DS paper vans)


:rofl2: No I just used the first image I found to show a Sheerline.

Back then the Austin company supplied the Birmingham ambulance service with a mobile operating theatre......One to look up Neil. :)

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 11:47
van ordinaire wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 23:02
Well I didn't see any Sheerlines, etc 'til we got to Scotland - & the distinction clearly made such an impression on me that it's stuck in my mind as peculiarly Scottish - b-t-w, was Sheffield really in the Midlands then?

Couldn't help but notice the Surrey reg, could that've been where the coachbuilders were?


:rofl2: No I just used the first image I found to show a Sheerline.

Back then the Austin company supplied the Birmingham ambulance service with a mobile operating theatre......One to look up Neil. :)
I nearly put up a genuine brummie one for you yesterday Gibbo it was in the link I put up to the Ambulance Heritage Society so didn't bother but here it is brought forward into the body of the kirk.
http://ambulanceheritagesociety.com/?page_id=34

Now this one is described as a 1959 Austin Princess, and the info next to it says the Coachbuilder was Appleyard of Leeds

Year : 1959
Livery : Birmingham Fire & Ambulance Service.
Engine : 6 cylinders 3.5 litre OHV
Coachbuilder : Appleyard Leeds
Livery : Birmingham Fire and Ambulance Service
Information : Owned by City of Birmingham Fire and Ambulance later West Midlands Ambulance Service.
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Were you thinking of this Artic Gibbo? Saw it on British Pathe just this morning!



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