Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Old ambulance


This is a Bedford CA ambulance from the 60's, now living on the side of the road in Exeter, SW England. Someone must love it very much to still pay the road tax!

Bedford Vehicles was a subsidiary of Vauxhall Motors, itself the British subsidiary of General Motors (GM), established in 1930. The company was a leading international truck manufacturer and the CA was one of their biggest sellers. Its chassis became a popular basis for ice-cream vans, ambulances and camper vans.

I wonder how many people's lives were saved by this now derelict piece of metal...

7 comments:

Deepak Acharya said...

still I liked it :)

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ρομπερτ said...

Assue the car to be very thankful for this entry of yours. Nice photography and writing indeed.
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Jacob said...

Interesting photo and fascinating commentary!

And thanks so much for all your fine comments today! Much appreciated.

Tinsie said...

Thanks for the comments, guys! I like the idea of the car being happy I wrote about it :-)

VP said...

I have never seen this as an ambulance, but I'm sure that this type of van is sill around even here. Not many and quite old, but they're still there!

Tinsie said...

Really? I don't think I've seen any out and about in England!