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Bill Marcy
11-14-2014, 04:02 PM
I am helping a friend sell this car. It is a good looker and a strong running car. It is a really unique car that has lots of potential. You hardly ever see these flower cars of this vintage with a rear opening door and the flower deck that raises and lowers. Nice stainless and chrome and clean underneath. The body should be resprayed and minor rust repair should be done. AC does not seem cold, but it was 40 degrees when I tried it and the power antena does not work. Carpet is discolored and sun visors need to be redone. But, in spite of the flaws, this car will make it's new owner proud.

The asking price is $9,500, but it is very negotiable. Owner is motivated to sell!

I took lots of pictures that I can email upon request. Please call me at 201 954 3159, or send PM with questions.

Mike Burkhart - Deceased 1948 - 2016
11-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Can you post the pictures?
Thanks,
Mike

Bill Marcy
11-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Can you post the pictures?
Thanks,
Mike

I have pictures that I am unable to post. If you are willing, send me your email and I will send you pictures. I know I am doing something wrong, but I don't know what.

Mike Burkhart - Deceased 1948 - 2016
11-14-2014, 07:33 PM
mburk@fairpoint.net

Bill Marcy
11-14-2014, 08:09 PM
There is a link in the craigslist section, I just put it there.

Daniel Scully
11-14-2014, 08:18 PM
Some Pics:)

John Royark JR
11-14-2014, 08:55 PM
Coachbuilder?

Bill Marcy
11-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Coachbuilder?

I think this is a conversion, but a nice quality conversion.

John Royark JR
11-15-2014, 11:35 AM
I think this is a conversion, but a nice quality conversion.

I figured it was a conversion, I guess I should have wrote it as such. Is there a conversion company tag?

Bill Marcy
11-15-2014, 01:41 PM
I figured it was a conversion, I guess I should have wrote it as such. Is there a conversion company tag?

I guess these flower car conversions were done in body shops, custom shops and the like. There were so few of these done, I guess they had not even thought about nameplates for the conversion companies. Probably done by an obscure, or even unknown craftsman. No matter who the conversion was done by, this is a nicely done conversion, at least in my opinion.

Mike McDonald
11-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Being a "Jersey" Flower Car.... I wonder how many high profile funerals it may have been in.... like John Gotti's?

John Royark JR
11-15-2014, 06:49 PM
I guess these flower car conversions were done in body shops, custom shops and the like. There were so few of these done, I guess they had not even thought about nameplates for the conversion companies. Probably done by an obscure, or even unknown craftsman. No matter who the conversion was done by, this is a nicely done conversion, at least in my opinion.

I agree many of these were built by small builders and local shops, I just was curious to find out who built it because it is a good looking conversion and the way it was built I didn't recognize as any "brand".
No worries, thanks for looking for a tag. I hope it finds a good home.

Kurt Arends
11-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Unfortunately, it is going to have the cursed 4100 engine in it! What a dog!

John ED Renstrom
11-15-2014, 10:11 PM
you never know till you open the hood.

Bill Marcy
11-15-2014, 11:42 PM
Unfortunately, it is going to have the cursed 4100 engine in it! What a dog!

Yes, it does have the dreaded HT4100 in it. But, I have to say that it purrs, no noise, no smoke and no strange smells. As the saying goes, "it is what it is."

Bill Marcy
11-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Being a "Jersey" Flower Car.... I wonder how many high profile funerals it may have been in.... like John Gotti's?

You can only speculate at what famous, or even infamous funerals this flower car may have participated in.

John Royark JR
11-16-2014, 03:54 AM
Unfortunately, it is going to have the cursed 4100 engine in it! What a dog!

Ive said it many times before, and I will say it again, I have never had an issue with these engines either in the RWD or FWD cars. Yes, a little underpowered in the RWD hearses, but still fine. After all they are not meant to be race cars. That engine in the FWD has plenty of power. My 82 Eureka that had it had well over 200,000 when I scrapped it. It still ran like new but the body was shot (the only reason I junked it. My 85 Superior FWD is just shy of 187,000 and still runs and drives like new, no issues in the 114,000 miles I have put on it since I got it.

Bill Marcy
11-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Ive said it many times before, and I will say it again, I have never had an issue with these engines either in the RWD or FWD cars. Yes, a little underpowered in the RWD hearses, but still fine. After all they are not meant to be race cars. That engine in the FWD has plenty of power. My 82 Eureka that had it had well over 200,000 when I scrapped it. It still ran like new but the body was shot (the only reason I junked it. My 85 Superior FWD is just shy of 187,000 and still runs and drives like new, no issues in the 114,000 miles I have put on it since I got it.

Thanks John, I have had good experiences with these engines too!