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2010 Shannons Melbourne Classic Auction

Lot 10 1987 Ford F250 Ambulance No reserve

SOLD

$5,000

  • Engine:V8, 5.0 litre
  • Gearbox:3 speed Automatic
  • Body work:Ambulance
  • Colour:White
  • Interior:Blue
  • Wheels:Steel Disc
  • Brakes:Disc / Drum
Ford F250 Ambulance
Ford F250 Ambulance
Ford F250 Ambulance
Ford F250 Ambulance
Ford F250 Ambulance

Description

From 1960, the F series has continued to serve almost continuously as Victoria's front line Emergency Ambulance - the F100 from 1960 to 1990, and the F250 from 1990 to 1996. Due to a shortage of the F series chassis in the mid 1990's, the GMC became the chassis of choice between 1996 to 2003. In 2003, the F Series again became available in large numbers in Australia and the F350 is now being introduced into the Victorian Ambulance Service, providing unsurpassed comfort, safety and power. Rear patient compartments for the F series were initially built by a range of local manufactures throughout the state, with no common state wide design. In 1967, the Victorian Hospital & Charities Commission (who oversaw Ambulance Operations throughout Victoria until the late 1990's) developed Victoria's first purpose built state wide rear Ambulance module design known as the Hartnett Ambulance, being based on the F series. This design was to remain with Victoria's Ambulance Service until 1991, initially being manufactured by Bodycraft of Geelong, followed by Transfield in Melbourne in the 1980's. In 1991 Jakab began building a new Victorian design module.

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