With Halloween finally upon us, and being smack-dab in the middle of Fall, it is a gloomy time of year for car people. The last of the summer car shows have come to a close in the Midwest. Despite all this darkness, cars can always be admired on the Internet. Today we here at Boldride.com came across a car that made us think of the macabre side of the automotive spectrum. Upon seeing this picture of a custom hearse, we instantly asked ourselves, “what car would make a great hearse?”
It’s not something probably many people consider, but hey we are car people. So we’ve thought it over, and while some might choose to go with the traditional black hearse, which is fine, we would prefer to go out with some style, a bit of class, and maybe a dose of panache. And, for our money, few vehicles can match the style and panache of a 1959 Cadillac. In this case we’re talking about the 1959 Cadillac Hearse. Why a 1959 Cadillac Hearse? Because in 1959 Cadillac’s tailfins and styling reached a peak that many people would argue wasn’t touched again for many years. The sheer excess and opulence of the 1959 Cadillac made it into an instant classic. The fact that it was a “one year only design” means finding a 1959 Cadillac Hearse in good condition is not easy. Put on whitewalls or throw some 20” rims onto it and it becomes a cool custom by anyone’s opinion. The stock 1959 Cadillac Hearse just screams to be customized.
Really any big Cadillac hearse up to about 1977 begs to be modified. Such a special car would be a cool way to take your final ride, but what if it’s not the typical black hearse? What if it’s a Ratrod hearse or a Hotrod hearse with flames? And while we are at it, how about miles and miles of chrome, and side exit exhausts. The possibilities are seemingly endless as to how to trick out the car that is your last ride. But, a Cadillac Hearse with orange, and white flames seems appropriate to me. After all life and driving are gifts, and every ride in a persons’ life matters, even the last one.
And, what if you need a vehicle to follow the legendary Monster Truck “Grave Digger” to the cemetery? Well the one depicted below is a representation of what can be achieved with a little imagination, a large budget, and some wicked engineering. This high-riding car looks to be about a 1960-1963 Cadillac Hearse sitting atop a Monster Truck Frame. They did the ‘Monster Mash’ with this one for sure. Finally if all else was to fail with your ‘Hearse Customization’ plans you can always throw some Dubs on it, paint it black and call it a day. Just like the one below features. This ride is simple and classic, with a bit of a bold touch for that final jaunt. So what car do you think would make a great hearse? Let us know in the comments below!