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Old 01-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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Default So-called "Short Hearse"

This listing was featured on the web site "Barnfinds.com" (very interesting site by the way). I very much doubt it was built as a short hearse, contrary to the claim in the listing. Any idea who the original coachbuilder might have been?

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Old 01-23-2018, 02:54 PM
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I see no evidence of it having been cut and shortened on the body, however, it had to have been done at least in the frame. The trim on one side looks correct, but the other side is missing, and that is going to be a big problem to finding the missing trim, unless it is a standard Cadillac part, which I doubt. It does look like an interesting project, but considering the purchase price, transportation, and lack of value once it is completed, I can't realistically see much interest in the project. On the other hand, if there were a FD with deep pockets, they might consider it, since it would be a tax deductible investment.
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Yet another seller--likely lobotomized early in life--with zero procar knowledge making a ridiculous claim. It's obviously a cut-and-splice hack job of an innocent 1950 Superior.

This car needs to be parted and then crushed as soon as possible. It has suffered long enough.
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I'm with Steve on its whats left of a Superior. Who ever spliced the roof was a hell of a welder I can't see any sign of a seam. Calls the question WHY! Another of my departed friend and drivers "you could drive down the hall make a right turn into the bathroom without a second cut". Perhaps someone should start a Pro Car Freak Museum there seem to be a lot of examples, Just more proof of the serious mental problems existing in the USA.
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.......... but, it would make a great clown car for the Shrine Circus!
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OK people what do you call this? with the amount of car chopped out of it you could get nothing but a child's coffin in it. simple hack splice job. they just cut the flat part of the roof out and used both rounded ends
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I'd like to know what it's intended use was? Circus car? Shriners Clown Car? Used to transport injured or deceased small pets? Can't imagine a small childs hearse. Or, did somebody just have too much free time on their hands?
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Pet Cemetery Hearse maybe.
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Where was this hearse when Gary Coleman passed?
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Looks to actually be a thing. Morris Minor Hearse Company makes them. Looks like there is only room for a driver, and the coffin slides in where the passenger seat goes.

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