There's one really great looking Oldsmobile Ecto I've found, but so far I've only been able to find one single video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHCzBVobESw If anyone else has more photos of this car, or any history on it, I'd be really appreciative!
It ran up until the 1990s when he parked it. It still has neck braces and catheters and some other old eqipment. My dad drove it when he was an EMT, he said it was the nicest car to drive in the ambulance fleet. I'm sure mechanically it's fairly sound. Biggest issues are the rust. floor on the drivers side is mostly gone, and the rear panels have really bad rust. The hood release cable had snapped, so I had to take apart the grill to pull the cable. Hinges on the drivers side are bent, so I can only open it 1/4 the way. Got booster cables on it. All the roof lights work sans one. The beacon even still rotates. If I ever think my car is in bad shape, I just browse this forum for a few minutes and I'm reminded it could be much, much worse.
I know this is probably the wrong place to post a question like this, but should this car be used as an ecto conversion? I'd feel bad dismantling the roof setup... it's already so cool as it is. My priority is to get it running and driving, and fix some of the major rust issues first. But there's a point where I'm going to have to decide between an Ambulance restoration or and Ecto restoration.
I know I lucked out, getting a professional car for literally nothing. Now I just gotta decide what to do with it.