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1959 Buick Flxible Premiere Hearse on Ebay

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Okay, I know that these are not everyone's cup of tea, but the Flxible company built fewer than 50 1959 Buick professional cars. I am aware of only one or two others in existence, so when this one popped up, I had to share photos with you all. This Ebay listing has almost no information. The car is listed as a 1955 model, and "hearse" is spelled "hurse".

The car appears to me to be the Flxible Premiere landau model, built on an extended Electra chassis. The landau bars are missing, but the attachment points still appear to be there. The car looks pretty rough, and I'm guessing that many items specific to these cars would need to be fabricated.

Here is the link, followed by the photos: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2400677580

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Brian, he must have changed his listing...It's advertised as a 59 now. Sure is an interesting piece!

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There's a guy in Pittsburgh who's very active in the Professional Car Club of America who's main car is a 1960 Buick Flxible Flxette (short wheelbase) hearse. If you want to see it, watch the VH1 tv channel next time they're running the movie <span style="font-style: italic">The Temptations</span> (shot in Pittsburgh & Coraopolis). It's prominently parked in many scenes, and moving in several, as the hearse for the funeral parlor next door to the Motown Hitsville USA studio. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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Looks like it's pretty solid. For $1300 I would take it. It'd be a nice project for someone who is into this kind of car. I'm afraid that if someone who didn't know got their hands on it, it'd be toast.

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A fitting last ride for someone's final launch into the heavens, I think.

Other than Brooks Funeral Service here (who has handled burials for my family for at least the last 65 years) this is the only light metallic colored hearse I've ever seen. Theirs have been light green since the mid-50s. Most here now use silver or white Cadillac conversions. One uses deep metallic red with matching vinyl roof cover on all their cars.

And forgive me saying this, but with that bustle-back roof, the rear view of the car reminds me of a 57 Ford station wagon <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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Brian, I was looking at an old post and seen you were talking about a '59 Buick premier hearst on ebay (01/19/03). Do you still have any photo's of that car? Remember how I told you once, that I grew up less than 3.5 miles from Loudonville Oh.?(The location that the "Flexable" Hearses were made). So I always was amazed at those cars when we would see them on car haulers been delivered somewhere! So I always luv seeing photo's of any make hearse. Hans

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Hans, I have no photos. If you continue to search, however, you'll see a series of factory photos of the '59 Flxibles in a separate thread.

This particular car turned out not to be a Flxible at all, but is instead one of two Comet coaches built on the Buick chassis in 1959. It's a fascinating vehicle, and owned by "Silver Arrow" on this forum. Silver Arrow, if you're listening, we'd love to hear an update!

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Any photo's of any make Hearse would make my day but, if anyone knows of any pics of that car please send a post with them. Brian, I've seen those photo's at the "Flexable" factory. Great photo's and I do remember also a '59 in wooster, Oh when I was prob. 10-12 yrs old never heard what happened to it though. Wish'n someday when I go home to visit family, that it would surface again! I know my wife would probably divorce me but, I would buy it promptly!

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Well hopefully the present owner can send some photo's for everyone to see. No matter what shape it's in. Also Brian, I'm attaching a picture of that '59 Silver Birch Lesb. conv.we talked about yesterday and will try to attach all if I can. Hans

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