A professional car in modern times is an automobile that has been modified with extensive coachwork for service in livery transportation (limousine) or in funeral home operations (hearses or flower cars). Professional cars often have longer wheelbases, and longer coachwork than their ordinary counterparts.
Until 1980, ambulances were available on professional car chassis, such as those built by Cadillac or Packard. Combination cars, which could be utilized either as an ambulance, a first call vehicle, or as a hearse, were also used. Since that time, legal and professional requirements concerning ambulance construction have generally made car-based ambulances impractical. See History of the ambulance for details.
- www.theProfessionalcarsociety.org The official website of the Professional Car Society
- www.Professionalcar.org An enthusiast community and message forums
- Professional Oldsmobiles
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