1977 Wadham Stringer
1977 RR Wadham Stringer
The ambulance specialist Wadham Stringer Ltd of Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK was the first company to convert a Range Rover to the classic ambulance type, as they in 1971 used the preproduction YVB 158H (chassisnumber 35500010A) as a base for the coach building.
First the frame was stretched with extra 10 inches and fitted with a two stretchers capability body. With wider body, long rear overhang and lifted roof line, the Range Rover ambulance where now with sufficient space to be used as an ambulance. The first conversion was finished in September 1971.
The Wadham Stringer conversion got a Land-Rover approval and the production stayed from 1971 to the mid-1980's. Wadham Stringer Range Rover ambulances where sold both on the civilian market as well to the military customers.