Lehmann “Karitas Ambulance” rare WWI ambulance

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These rare toys were made for only 4 years, from 1915-1919 during WWI and were designated by Lehmann as EPL 727.  Some were spelled “Caritas”. This is the same basic car as the AHA EPL 550 delivery van, but with a different color scheme. This drab grey vehicle with red cross represents an ambulance. It is near mint and has locking rear doors.