Bleach

Vintage Hearses, Funeral Coaches and Flower Cars On Main Street Anywhere: A Pictorial

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I did seem to find a thread about the service vehicles used in the funeral business. This may be too grim from folks but there were some really neat looking vehicles used. I'd love to own one personally but my wife would never allow it. I used XP-300 thread as an inspiration for the thread and title. Let's see if we can keep this thread "alive".

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A 1930 Australian Buick coach.

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A fleet of funeral coaches in Baltimore taken in 1920.

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1924 Lincoln carved panel hearse.

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1955 Cadillac Superior hearse advertisement.

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A U.S. Carriage Co. horse drawn model.

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A vintage photo of funeral coaches in New Zealand.

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Vampira posing on a 54 Cadillac hearse.

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Abraham Lincoln's funeral coach.

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Another one used in Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession.

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Another angle of the 1924 Lincoln hearse.

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A sleigh type horse drawn hearse.

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Hi Bleach. Here is a photo taken Jan 2012 at Wanganui , NZ, of 37 Studebaker and 34 Austin hearses still in service outside the undertakers premises . I am in no hurry for a ride in one though !

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Have to say the luggage rack on the Buicks in Australia #3 & #6 make me wonder if you can "Take it with you".:)

(joking aside. I know it was probably for transport of flowers.)

Wayne

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Dave Mellor NJ's submission from the vintage delivery trucks thread.

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It's nice to see the vintage coaches still in use. I wouldn't want to be caught dead in a modern one if I can have a say in it.

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As much as I admire all of the intricate cast and carved embellishments on these, I really have to applaud the sheet metal benders who crafted that beautiful roof on this '56:

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