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10 Vintage Funeral Cars from Cadillac

December 31, 2014 | | Comments 1

The manufacturing of petrol-driven began in 1909 in the United States. Cadillac started building hearses in 1916 and remain a major player in the industry today.

Cadillac created a “commercial chassis” which is a stronger version of the long-wheelbase Fleetwood limousine. The commercial chassis allows for extra weight of the body, cargo and rear deck.

Below is a history of Cadillac hearses manufactured throughout the decades.

1916 Cadillac Carved-Panel Hearse

The oldest know Cadillac hearse to exist. Mourners could view the casket when the drapes were pulled back.

1916 Cadillac Carved-Panel Hearse

1941 Cadillac Gothic Carved-Panel Hearse

1941 Cadillac Gothic Carved-Panel Hearse

1946 Cadillac Limousine-Style Hearse by Superior

1946 Cadillac Limousine-Style Hearse by Superior

1953 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Superior

1953 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Superior

1955 Cadillac Flower Car

1955 Cadillac Flower Car

1956 Cadillac Limousine-Style Ambulance

1956 Cadillac Limousine-Style Ambulance

1957 Cadillac Imperial Sedan by Fleetwood

1957 Cadillac Imperial Sedan by Fleetwood

1959 Cadillac Landau Combination

1959 Cadillac Landau Combination

1960 Cadillac Victoria Landau Hearse

1960 Cadillac Victoria Landau Hearse

1970 Cadillac Crown Sovereign

1970 Cadillac Crown Sovereign

Photos via HearseWorks

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  1. Elizabeth Elmore says:

    Cadillacs and Lincolns are the only true cars! Thank-you!

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