With every now and then, automobile companies rolling out new and the ultimate luxurious vehicles, we can actually see amazing sedans running on the road. Parked or moving, seeing the luxurious and unique automobiles is true delight. Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Opel, Ford, Vauxhall , Rolls-Royce, Volvo; which one is your favorite and you wish to own one day or atleast take a drive?
I’m not much passionate about automobiles, but then there are indeed many auto-freaks that would name their favorite automobile within no time. With innumerable choices available, when you plan to get one for yourself, one or the other feature would lead you to the confusing state.
By the time, you think which one you would actually go for, let me list down the ones I’m here to talk about. Choices differ as people do! While some people are passionate about geeky stuff, tattoos, big luxurious homes; there are many who just love automobiles.
This article is genuinely for the auto freaks, but there is a twist in the story. Here, I won’t be talking about the vehicles that would let you commute from one place to another; instead these are for your last ride. Confused?
Funeral vehicles! We all fear death and mere mention of it gives us goose-bumps but there are people who actually plan their funeral ceremonies and other things they would want when they breathe the last. Listed below are 10 bizarre funeral vehicles that are certain to leave you thinking. Take a look!
1. The first Motorbike Hearse
Created by Mike Price, a New Zealander, the motorbike hearse is powered by the 1,350cc Harley-Davidson engine. It incorporates a button pushing which the rig slides out the coffin at 90 degrees to let the pallbearers do the rest. Also, there’s a complex hydraulic system that stabilizes the bike. Motorcycle Hearse is 4.8 meters long, weighs around 600kg, has five gears and an adjustable underbelly cradle which can carry up to 440 lbs.
2. Motorcycle-style hearse
The Motorcycle plus side-hearse is as the name indicates is a motorcycle with a special side-vehicle built to carry a casket or an urn. These hearses are often used during the funeral of motorcycle enthusiasts.
3. Vintage Funeral Cars Of Argentina
Fantastically carved, wooden-bodied, vintage Cadillac funeral cars, regardless of their origin are amongst the most amazing hand-built funeral cars in the world.
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class funeral car
Coleman Milne, well known for rolling out superb quality vehicles in the market planned to come up with the Mercedes Benz funeral vehicles for your last ride. It’s a vehicle with unique 4 door Hearse and matching Limousine which promises to exceed the requirements of even the most discerning customer.
5. Buddhist-style Japanese Hearse
Japanese hearses are the great work of art that can make any mistakenly take it as a temple or something like that. These artistic cars are used for a last royal ride.
6. 1927 Graham Child’s Hearse
Owned by Cole Funeral Home of Chelsea, MI., the 1927 vintage style Graham Child’s Hearse is designed to carry remains of children. It was spotted at the 2009 Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti, MI. According to a sign on the vehicle the wooden embellishments on the flanks took two years to be embossed by Albert H Whittekind. This vintage-styled hearse is powered by Graham chassis.
7. Coffin Car Funeral Pipes Scary Hearse
Mimicking the vintage carriage automobile, the Coffin Car Funeral Pipes Scary Hearse was used by aristocrats up till the 17th century. This coffin looking thing is a car that has been crafted after fitting a coffin on the top portion. Also, it has pipes hanging out from sides that add to the overall appeal of the hearse.
8. Theme Funeral: For Murdered Boss Of “Rebels MC”
On the funeral of Richard Roberts about 300 motorcyclists of the Rebels Motorcycle Club zoomed on their bikes till a crematorium in Canberra’s north. The lead motorcyclist made Richard Roberts ride with him in his coffin placed on a sidecar. Now that’s what you call farewell that the world will remember for long.
9. Phil Bissett’s Holy Smoke
It’s a DIY car that has bizarre name and is a strange creation that will leave you all wide mouth opened. Named ‘Holy Smoke’, this single seater car with 100mph is built by a former grave digger, Phil Bissett. It has 7ft-long steel coffin weighing 75kg, a dumper truck, a beach buggy and an old Ford car and wheel spinners made out of grave vases. The number plate reads ‘DIGG’.
10. Custom Hearses Of The Polish President’s Funeral
The Maserati Quattroporte and Hummer H1 served as hearses when Kaczynski and 95 others were killed in a plane crash last year.
Did the 10 weird funeral vehicles listed above left you amazed, confused, sad or thinking? Let us know!