Link to brochure: Picture of the Range Rover Heinel ambulance from 70's
The Range Rover Heinel ambulance was made by the coach manufactorer Heinel Karosserifabrik in Malmö, Sweden.
The Heinel ambulance was ultralong and had a stretch of 1 extra meter/39.4 inches between the axels. Longer than any other known Range Rover ambulance conversion.
Addition of extra doors on the sides, one single piece rear door arrangement and raised roofline.
The Heinel ambulanse was developed for use in the remote areas of the Norwegian mountains.
This special Range Rover Heinel ambulance conversion stayed in service for many years and became legendary in Norway due to their outstanding capability to force snowdrifts and winter roads in the North of Norway where most of the Range Rover Heinel ambulances had their duty.
The first Range Rover Heinel ambulance was converted in 1974 and the conversions stayed available for some years. Total production are approximately 20-30 Range Rover ambulances, mainly sold in Norway.
The Land-Rover Special Project Department had one Range Rover Heinel ambulance for evaluation at Solihull in the mid-seventies. The conversion performed well and British Leyland Press photo by Rover in 1975. Photo taken in Brånåsdalen, Norway
issued the Press Photo seen at right.
'When it comes to save lives, only the best is good enough:
- Range Rover Ambulance'
British Leyland rescue vehicles - saves lives and properties
Range Rover is a positive innovation on the rescue- and ambulance market and is approved after
the latest regulations for ambulance vehicles, issued by Norwegian Transportation Department of
14. November 1970.
The main advantage is the permanent 4-wheel drive. This makes the Range Rover to a superior
ambulance on country roads often over long and remote distances, as a stable and fast rescue
vehicle even under severe conditions, thanks to reduction transfer gearbox and differential lock Ultra long Heinel ambulance with outstanding driving characteristics
a Range Rover Ambulance can manage to reach considerably more remote accident sites than
With its excellent handling characteristics and high level of comfort, the Range Rover as an
ambulance have the right qualifications to meet the stringent requirements set to rescue vehicles
Range Rover complete ambulance is provided with the following equipments:
Recaro front seats
Safety belts front and rear
Additional rear view mirrors
Stretcher lead with the main stretcher
Spare stretcher with rails
Facilities for sputum suction
Facilities for oxygen
Mounting for blood bottle
Separate medical equipment including mobile suction and oxygen
Blue lights Bosch/Pintch Bamag
Electronic siren at extra expence
Signal facility patient/driver Two stretcher version, where attendant's seat must fold down in use
Extra additional heating with thermostat
Arrangement for antenna
1000 meter high beams
Roof mounted working lights
120 ah battery with main switch
20 acr alternator
Separate working light with extra cable
The ambulance is assembled at Specialbilar AB, Malmö, Sweden,
on a 1 meter extended Range Rover chassis made at Heinel Verkstads AB, Malmö, Sweden
Also provided as apartment ambulance
Rear suspension with extra help springs & uprated shock absorbers to cope with the additional weight
Approved by British Leyland Ltd, UK by February 23rd, 1973
Spacious attendant room with 2 foldable seats and nurse seat
100 cm extension is here clearly shown in this Heinel under restoration Cabinet w/ hand wash and suction. Control panel, electric ventilation