1968 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance was used for race track emergencies – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

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The Pick of the Day transported motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, the former owner claims

The Pick of the Day, a rare 1968 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance, is an oddball relic of motorsport history.   Now a half-century old, the emergency vehicle was used at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona, where it transported many famous drivers after various stunts on the 1-mile oval, according to the Denver, Colorado, dealer advertising the ambulance on ClassicCars.com.

Among them was the world’s most-famous motorcycle stunt rider, Evel Knievel, who was probably better known for his crashes than his successful jumps.   The Pontiac ambulance apparently transported Knievel after some mishap, as the story goes from the previous owner of the Pontiac.

There’s no documentation regarding the Knievel connection, the dealer notes, but it does make for a good story.

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