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Funeral Cars and Muscle Cars Create Impressive Procession

June 01, 2009 | | Comments 1

hearsesWhen Nick Corbo was dying, he made the request that his funeral cars be followed by some of his favorite muscle cars when he was taken to his final resting place. That’s almost what happened this past weekend in Stamford, Connecticut.

Behind the line of funeral cars was one of the more memorable muscle cars ever to come out of Detroit. It was a 1969 Dodge Super Bee driven by a man who had never met Nick Corbo. He did, however, read about the man’s dying wish to have muscle cars follow him to the cemetery and the problems that the family was having finding classic cars to participate in the procession. Corbo’s friends had classic muscle cars, but many of them were not drivable because they were in the process of being rebuilt. The family also contacted local car clubs, but they still had trouble finding muscle car owners who were able to participate in the procession. But Bill Parrott stepped up to help fulfill the man’s dying wish as best he could.

“I read the story about Nick, and it hit home,” he said in an interview.

One other muscle car was involved in the procession and that was a 1969 light blue Plymouth Belvedere owned by a friend of Corbo. It’s always nice when friends and even strangers step up to help pay respects and say goodbye to a fellow human being like this.

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  1. TinaMarie Corbo says:

    I just found your site. I always wondered who those wonderful people were, and wanted to thank them from the bottom of my heart for answering the prayer. I lost Mom soon after Dad so wasn’t up to the search.
    I Thank you and hope to be able to say it to you someday.

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