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1949 Ford Taunus Krankenwagen Miesen

1949 Ford Taunus Krankenwagen in Banditen der Autobahn, Movie, 1955 IMDB

Class: Cars, Ambulance — Model origin: DE

1949 Ford Taunus Krankenwagen Miesen

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ingo DE

2017-02-26 21:57

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Ford V8-based?

62imperial US

2017-02-28 01:33

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Looks like early postwar Taunus?

Ralph DE

2017-03-02 17:37

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Taunus (G93A/G73A) - 2. Generation / Ford Taunus '48
Mittelklasse
Juli 1949 - Mai 1950

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ingo DE

2017-03-02 18:30

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:think: on the first view it looked bigger than a Taunus.

cl82 DE

2017-03-02 20:27

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Same here. I also thought that maybe the nose would fit for a Taunus but certainly not the sheer size of the rest of the car.

AnimatronixX DE

2019-04-14 17:29

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This is a late 1940s Ford Taunus. Christian Miesen of Bonn bodied various ambulances on that chassis after World War II, but it seems impossible to find a decent picture of the result. Miesen also built Taunus funeral cars with a similar body and I have a load of very poor photocopies of a large collection of Miesen factory photos from their archives - same handwriting, 98% sure. Looks like we are the proud owners of the best picture of this rare ambulance body!

ingo DE

2019-04-14 18:13

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AnimatronixX wrote This is a late 1940s Ford Taunus. Christian Miesen of Bonn bodied various ambulances on that chassis after World War II, but it seems impossible to find a decent picture of the result. Miesen also built Taunus funeral cars with a similar body and I have a load of very poor photocopies of a large collection of Miesen factory photos from their archives - same handwriting, 98% sure. Looks like we are the proud owners of the best picture of this rare ambulance body!

I remember a photo, found on a spare parts market: a funeral trailer, towed by such a Ford... ;)

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johnfromstaffs EN

2019-04-14 20:04

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An 1172 cc flathead pulling that lot? You wouldn’t want to be in an emergency would you?

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ingo DE

2019-04-14 20:37

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johnfromstaffs wrote An 1172 cc flathead pulling that lot? You wouldn’t want to be in an emergency would you?

Well, there were ambulances with just 1000 cc and 46 hp:
/vehicle_452382-Barkas-B1000-KK-1985.html
/vehicle_69830-Barkas-B1000-SMH-3-1983.html

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-04-14 20:40

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46hp is half as much again as 30.5 which is what the 1172cc Ford engine did. I know how slow my Ford 103E was.

dsl SX

2019-04-14 20:49

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Maybe emergencies were slower in the old days, and it was only when colour arrived that things got fast??

AnimatronixX DE

2019-04-14 21:03

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johnfromstaffs wrote An 1172 cc flathead pulling that lot? You wouldn’t want to be in an emergency would you?


You wouldn't want to live in the Cologne area (where this movie was filmed) just a few years after the war, where some people still lived in partly bombed-out houses. An actual post war ambulance was a lot more convenient than what was used in rural areas at that time. I'm mainly referring to the production date of the ambulance here, not necessarily to the filming in May/ July 1955. Subsequently, this was probably more of a people-mover for war invalids in the mid-1950s.

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