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Lot Number 1544: 1939 Packard 1701-A Custom Ambulance Dark green/cream/earthtone
Powered by a 330hp Chevy 350 mated to a 700 R4 automatic, this Brantford Coach and Body-produced ambulance should get you to the hospital quickly, and in style. The company built ambulances (and hearses) from 1930 to 1939 at a rate of about 2 ambulances (and 20 hearses) per year. So this is one of about 20 that were made over the ten-year run. And the seller believes that every other one is gone or much altered now, making this one of one that is still intact.
The vehicle is as original as possible on the outside except for the front winch. The entire vehicle recently completed a 5-year, 12,000 hour restoration and re-engineering that was guided by the theme, "subtle elegance." When the restoration was finished, the Ontario-based seller took it on a 5 1/2 month, 7,000 mile tour of the central and southeastern U.S. And if the site of this beautiful Packard wasn't enough, he completed the trip towing a boat. Definitely a showstopper.