The Documented Harold and Maude Hearse ™
under redo, trying new design...
When you think of Hearses,
you can't help but think of the beautiful
1959 Cadillac Superior used in the
classic "cult" film, Harold
This hearse has been claimed
to be owned by many individuals, from a
gentleman in Southern California, to the
now deceased actor Brandon Lee.
Unfortunately, none of these
funeral cars had any sort of
documentation, and the original remained
horribly missing in action.
I had almost given up
looking, when I was contacted by a man
who lives in the Northern CA area.
He claimed to own the
hearse, and that he actually had
He invited me to come view
the hearse, and inspect his paperwork. I
was skeptical at first, but I'm not
letter from April 10, 1975 from the California
Department of Motor Vehicles
stating that the vehicle in question, according
to the paperwork,
one 1959 Cad, lic. plate 504 COO, vin #
was owned by Collin Higgins/Mildred Lewis,
with dates appropriate to the filming of the
movie "Harold & Maude".
hearse's Vin # & plate correspond with that
of the letter, and also the movie.
Also, the bill for the four year history provided
by the DMV.
This is of note due to the matching unit
reference # ma-14.
view the documents here.
Pictures of the 1959 Cadillac Superior Hearse,
with the CA plate 504 COO clearly visible.
for you to enjoy, a picture taken during the
filming of the
funeral scene filmed in our own Palo Alto, CA.
pictures may be viewed here.
take a few moments to read a statement from the
owner of the
1959 Cadillac Superior Hearse, who's decided to
in order to get his hearse the credit it so
may be viewed here.
picture of Maude (Ruth Gordon) in the Harold
& Maude hearse, from the actual filming!
picture is being used with the kind permission of
the photographer John Clark,
it is NOT for use anywhere else.
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Tell me, Harold, how many of these, uh,
"suicides" have you performed?
Harold: An accurate number would
be difficult to gague.
Psychiatrist: Well, just give me
a rough estimate.
Harold: A rough estimate? I'd
Harold: That's a rough estimate.
Psychiatrist: Were they all done
for your mother's benefit?
Harold: No, I would not say
Harold (Bud Cort), Harold and Maude
lot of people enjoy being dead. But they're not
They're just... backing away from life. Reach
out. Take a chance. Get hurt, even!
Play as well as you can. Go team! GO!
Give me an L! Give me an I! Give me a V! Give me
an E! L. I. V. E. LIVE! ...
Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the
Maude (Ruth Gordon), Harold and Maude
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