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Autotrader Find: 1989 Ford Ambulance Ultimate Tailgater Vehicle

This 1989 Ford E-350 started life as a typical ambulance — but now it’s the ultimate football tailgater vehicle. Offered by a private seller in Florence, South Carolina, this ambulance has been converted into a tailgater’s dream, with a huge TV in back, a satellite dish and space in back for all your tailgating accoutrements.

Of course, it would best go to a University of South Carolina fan, as the ambulance is also decked out in University of South Carolina Gamecocks insignia — though it could be easily changed to fit a different team at will. In fact, the ambulance was painted from its original shades of University of Tennessee orange and white — and it was given a long list of upgrades to make it a usable vehicle, including new lights, a new transmission and front and rear climate control.

Although the ad says the ambulance is driven every week to keep it current, it’s clear the owner is ready to move it on, noting that “all my kids are grown and they have their own kids,” and “it’s time for us to update to something the grandkids will ride in.” The van has 81,000 miles — and although it’s listed for $15,000, the seller notes they “will accept reasonable offers.” Find a Ford E-350 for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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  1. Typical, after the brutal beating the Tigers give the shamecocks, I am surprised all the vehicles near Williams-Bryce are not ambulances… or hearses.

    Go Tigers. Clemson ’08, ’12.
  2. Ambulances and Buses are always a popular tailgate renovation choice – B1G lots are filled with them.

    People get really creative and build some sweet rigs.  My favorite one is a full length school bus where the entire back end folds out, extenders were built so it creates a large deck to hang out on, the interior is a full lounge and bar.

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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