Superior Ambulance on Cadillac Chassis (437)


Featuring Corgi’s innovative ‘Trans-O-Lite’ battery operated lighting system, all four corner roof lights of this wonderful die-cast Cadillac Superior Ambulance model illuminate, as well as the main emergency beacon. The first issue of the model, from 1962, had an ingenious but erratic switch on the rear axle, simulating ‘flashing’ emergency lights when the model was pushed along the floor. A follow up version from 1966 omitted the temperamental axle switch but retained the clever ‘Trans-O-Lite’ system. This is the version we have chosen to replicate.It was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, Corgi building on their ever-increasing reputation for die-cast models with a host of spectacular features. The Ambulance also includes Corgi’s famed ‘Glidamatic’ suspension, which along with the ‘Trans-O-Lite’ system is faithfully featured on our Corgi Model Club replica.The initial 1962 version was given a red livery, whereas this rarer 1966 version came in pale blue and white. The eagle-eyed will notice that the box features an illustration of the original red version because no pale blue drawing was ever created. In the interest of authenticity we’ve also replicated the wording on the original box flash proclaiming the flashing lights. Sadly, that’s something our model cannot simulate because the small ‘flashing’ bulbs that Corgi included in the 1960s models are no longer manufactured. We have however included a bulb with the model, which does faithfully illuminate the clever ‘Trans-O-Lite’ system. We have also modified the original's battery compartment to take a modern battery (not included).

SizeLength: 115mm Width: 40mm Height: 45mm

All our Corgi Toys replicas are authentic and faithful to the originals and come with their own numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 195 reviews
Superior Ambulance on Cadillac Chassis (437)?

Truly an amazing model - it's uncanny how this looks just like what came in the 1960's, including the box. Well done indeed.
Really super happy to be a part of this most awesome club.

David Marti
Cadillac Ambo

Very accurate model! I was transported by one when I was a child. My dad bought me one while I was in the hospital. This model reminds me of one of the reasons that I became a paramedic.

edward wilde
no light work

the light doesnt work thats on top of the Ambulance

Kenneth H. McCoy


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437 - Superior Ambulance on Cadillac Chassis

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