Love at First Sight
High School I called on an ad in the newspaper about a
1956 Hearse for $2000.
He brought it over to the house and as it turns out I
fell in love with the idea of owning a hearse. But alas,
I could not afford it at the time.
Quite a few
years later after accumulating a number of Cadillacs
including a 1971 El Dorado,
a 1964 sedan DeVille, and finally a 1959 Sedan DeVille (6
I got a phone call from my dad telling me about a 1959
Hearse sitting on a rather low budget car lot in downtown
I went to
look at it immediately, I think it was around 11:00 p.m
I got there and fell in love, needless to say I was there
before he opened and ready to buy.
I paid $3000 which was probably too much at the time but
you can't put a price on love.
in Fresno the police had what they thought to be a
hostage situation at
a local department store and had the roads blocked off
for about a quarter-mile.
are they started to gather and within about 20 minutes
the crowds had reached 100 - 200 people.
This is where I enter the story.
My wife and
I were driving home and passed all of this that was going
on and the
crowd literally jumped up and down and cheered at the
site of the hearse.
I even saw
the police officer directing traffic crack a smile.
from Fresno, CA. He is the proud owner of this Beautiful
1959 Superior, Crown Royalle Sideloader.
the amount of times I've seen this beautiful funeral
car's pic stolen from here,
and placed on other people's sites, I'd have to say that
this is truly one of the "darlings" of Grim
If you're gonna "steal" the pic, at least be
nice to us and Ed and
give us a link back to
folks can read Ed's story.
- Amy the
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