Cohort Outtake: 1965 Pontiac Stretch Sedan – Long Track

CC Cohort Hugo 90 has posted another compelling car that he shot a few days ago in Anacortes, WA. Stretch sedans like this used to be fairly common sights, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one. No, these have zero relationship to the “limo” of modern times, at least in terms of how they were used. These were “professional cars” used in a variety of settings.

My favorites were the fleet of blue stretch 1961 Chrysler “sedans” used by the University of Iowa Hospital to transport patients all over the state. There was a bucket seat for the driver, and the gurney took up the space on the passenger side of the car. They had full-width back seats, which were far enough back to accommodate other family members.  Seems kind of awkward, but it was a lot classier than riding in an ambulance or a rough-riding panel truck.