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MILLER-METEOR CADILLAC CRITERION AMBULANCE PHOTO GALLERY

Come with us as we explore the many different views of the Miller-Meteor Cadillac Criterion Ambulance, from the very first one, through the next three years to the very last one in 1976.

~Most of the pictures on this web page are clickable for the larger version~

THE VERY FIRST CRITERION AMBULANCE
This is the one and only 1973 Miller-Meteor Cadillac Criterion Ambulance. In these photos, courtesy of Dr. Roger D. White, it is brand-new…never been used. After minor airbrushing to compensate for model year styling changes, many of these same photos were used to promote the 1974-1976 Criterions.

  

          

               

Notice the orange Plexiglas doors on the cabinets. 
It was, afterall, the 1970s!

The prototype Criterion saw many years of service with Capital City Ambulance Service of Des Moines, Iowa, before being sold to PCS member Ken Elliott of Orlando, Florida. Regrettably this magnificent ambulance had become so rusty it was beyond restoration. Consequently, it was the "victim" of a fire department extrication drill.  Here is the 1973 Criterion at Capital City.


MORE MILLER-METEOR CADILLAC CRITERION AMBULANCE PHOTOGRAPHS


The photo of this interesting blue and silver ’75 Criterion comes to us from the archives of Mr. John Ringhahl, ambulance dealer from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Notice the Federal Q siren and the absence of a roof-mounted backboard compartment. The owner of this ambulance is unknown. 


Also from the archives of John Ringdahl are these photos of a yellow and white ’75 Criterion from Tualatin Valley. Notice how this rig was apparently intended to fit in a garage with low door clearance; the dual beacons are mounted on the lower portion of the raised roof and there is no roof-mounted backboard storage. In most cases, when a Criterion was not equipped with a roof-mounted backboard box, the power ventilator for the patient compartment was placed on the roof toward the rear of the car. When the ambulance was equipped with a backboard storage box, the power ventilator was located in the rear door, just above the window. In this photo, notice the exhaust outlet louver from the ventilator.
This is a 1976 Criterion, photographed by John R. Schmidt in 1979 at the volunteer fire department in Imperial, PA.

This beautiful white Criterion has made an appearance at several Professional Car Society meets. It is Greenville, IL member Bill Donnell’s 1976.   (Photos by Bernie DeWinter IV)
A fleet shot of Cadillac ambulances from Capital City Ambulance Service in Des Moines, IA. A must-see for anyone who loves Miller-Meteor Criterions! Photo courtesy of Dr. Roger White.
Four 1974 Miller-Meteor Criterions at the 1998 National PCS meet in Chicago.
Jeff Stanton's former 1974 Miller-Meteor Criterion.
1974 Miller-Meteor Criterion.

 

Bayshore Ambulance Service of Foster City, California has TWO Miller-Meteor Cadillac Criterion Ambulances IN SERVICE!  Visit their website here!
   One of the more UNUSUAL Criterions Miller-Meteor ever built.  Can you see why?   Photos courtesy of Dr. Roger White.

THE VERY LAST MILLER-METEOR CADILLAC CRITERION AMBULANCE


Though we’ve yet to see the actual proof, this is said to be the
LAST Miller-Meteor Criterion built! It is, of course, a 1976 model, and last saw service in Mount Morris, Illinois. After it was traded in to Foster Coach Sales of Sterling, IL several years ago, it was sold to an ambulance service owner in Iowa, where it is currently in storage.  (Photos by Jon Wurm).

 

    


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