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Adam Borkat
09-01-2011, 07:31 PM
CADILLAC HEARSE 1950 - $34999 (Greensburg) (http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/2574834608.html)
Date: 2011-08-31, 8:13AM EDT
Reply to: sale-rr8gh-2574834608@craigslist.org

1950 Cadillac Superior Hearse with 15,264 original miles. We purchased it in 1961 and it has been garaged kept.. It is totally original from the purple velvet interior to the velvet drapes and mother of pearl steering wheel. It comes complete with coffin. It has a V8 engine with a three speed manual transmission on the column. This is a rare totally original hearse. If interested, don't wait e-mail me now. I have a lot more pictures if you need to see more.

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Keith Snyder
09-01-2011, 10:48 PM
Looks like a 1949 Superior-Cadillac to me. A landau no less.

John ED Renstrom
09-01-2011, 10:51 PM
with a vary interesting price.

John Royark JR
09-04-2011, 01:25 PM
Looks like a 1949 Superior-Cadillac to me. A landau no less.

I think you are right, good eye.

Bill Marcy
09-04-2011, 02:20 PM
I immediately get concerned when the car owner does not know the year of his car. What else does he know, or not know about the condition, etc?

Steve Loftin
09-04-2011, 03:20 PM
Looks like a 1949 Superior-Cadillac to me. A landau no less.

You are correct.

Mike Stevens
09-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Sometimes the year of a car can be in question due to the fact that
some states dated the title as the year the car sold. If a dealer had
a left over 49 for example and it was sold in say March of 1950 the car
was titled as a 1950. I don't think they have done this for some time
now. I too would wonder about the paperwork being correct before
buying a titled item.
As for the 'mother of pearl' steering wheel the 49 Cadillac had a light
colored (ivory) plastic wheel. My 49 still has the original in it.
Mike

Paul Steinberg
09-04-2011, 10:19 PM
Some states, such as New Hampshire back then registered the cars in the year that they were manufactured. Since the new models were in the showrooms in September / October, then all the cars produced between August and December of the prior year to the model year were registered as the year prior to the model year.. I.E. A 1962 made in 1961 was registered as a 1961 car, even though it was a 1962 model. This caused a lot of problems when you took a car from New Hampshire to New Jersey, which used the model year for the registration.

Steve Lichtman
09-04-2011, 10:48 PM
I always wonder about the advance-release cars and how they are registered. For example, there are some "2012" model year cars that have been out since late Spring/early Summer 2011. That has happened in many cases over the years. So how does the state register them, as "2012"s even though it's nowhere near 2012 yet?

What would happen if a manufacturer really wanted to get an advertising jumpstart on the competition, and released, say, their "New 2015 Zigafoose" in 2011? How would that be registered?