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Classic ambulance, aero elements highlight Wings & Wheels

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EAST WENATCHEE — With faded paint and patches of rust, the 1951 Packard Henny Coach ambulance owned by Gene Grills looked like it needed some emergency care itself.

But when Grills cranked up the 6,600-pound, 21-foot-long, 62-year-old vehicle, it purred like it’d just rolled off the assembly line. Car enthusiasts oohed and ahhed louder than the original straight-8 engine hummed.

“It’s probably the least dolled-up car at this entire event,” smiled Grills. “But listen to that engine —…

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