Sold to the Same group that owns E-One, Horton, AEV and Wheeled Coach.

Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR) today announced the sale of the assets of its Road Rescue ambulance business for $8 million. The purchaser, a subsidiary of Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc., received substantially all of Road Rescue’s assets, including the trade names and intellectual property associated with the business. The transaction was effective today, Sept. 20, 2010.

John Sztykiel, President and CEO of Spartan Motors, said: “With this sale, we are delivering on the commitments we made when we announced our exit from the Road Rescue business. After weeks of hard work and negotiations, we are pleased to come to an agreement to sell the assets of Road Rescue to a company dedicated to the ambulance business. We can now look forward to what the future holds for Spartan Motors as we focus on Emergency Response and leverage the strengths of our two great brands, Crimson Fire and Spartan Chassis.”

Spartan Motors expects to record the sale in the third quarter with no material impact on its financials, pending final inventory and purchase price adjustments for working capital.