That would be fine for my last ride but any Ford would be okay
I sure would like to own that although I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea. They should have searched for a car like that for Henry Ford's funeral.
I went to a local funeral home for a Packard loving friend last night and an absolutely beautiful 48 Packard Hearse for the service today. The 49 car was a sort of ugly duckling but that Henny body sure made it classy.
I think Henry Ford went in a Packard. Go figure?
Was it a Packard? I thought I heard it was a Plymouth.
There is footage of Henry's funeral if you google it.
Is that a TT or a stretched car frame? The TTs of that time did not normally have bail type door handles.
The differential sure looks like a TT Design.
So do the rear spokes. Scott
Sure looks like a TT. Pretty sure nothing about the body work came from Ford as "stock" TT. The coachwork is very neatly done, the top is seamless fore and aft. Maybe it's not impossible the very fancy hearse "box" was re-purposed from an earlier horse-drawn rig, but if so, the cab was integrated witth that new top when built. Bail handles are grand ! (So are those coach lamps )
I was leaning towards it being a TT but the bail handles and doors confused the issue.
Rich, I don't see the coach lamps. I see two bolt on mirrors that I sure would like to have on my TT. Can you point the lamps out so I can drool too?
Never mind, I found them.
The rear axle silhouette looks to be "TT".
The coachwork is very likely to be from Sayers & Scovill. They had been in the hearse business since 1876, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although they look real, those draped side panels are either carved wood or cast aluminum.
Boy, I would die to have a ride in that.
Very dignified and appropriate for the gravity of conveying the deceased to the burial plot. I always thought the epitome was a hearse like this pulled by a matched pair of black horses, black plumes on the bridle head-stalls . . . but this Model T is certainly elegant enough. I reckon we'll all be past caring how we go to get planted when it comes to that, but I saw a brand-new Cadillac hearse the other day, white (?) low like all the new models. Dang thing looks like the calf boluses we give for scours. Ugh ! If they go to hauling me in something like that I may very well roll over in the box !!
Well I hope to be "topped with a caramel sauce and Cherries" myself. The carving is so exquisite on these. Here is a previous post of a similarly wonderful vehicle.
Interesting thread. Just wonder if any T hearses have survived with an original Hearse body supplier body.
Uh huh, there has to be a few survivors out there. That would be a very nice way to go. :-)
I'd also be happy in a toe-pincher on a hay rack with a T or a Twin City tractor towing it or in the back of the ol' TT grain truck. :-)
Ooh ooh ooh! The 29 IH flat-bed speedster! :-)
There have been people that want to be buried with their T's, Corvette's etc?
Side step: I get to work this morning, start my part-time day and the president of the company walks over, gives me a great big half-hug and says he heard I didn't make it last night (died).
Coffee shop talk this morning said I died last night yet here I am. True story.
Oh, we had fun with that today!!! :-)
I told 'em my wife would've like to have killed me last night and she said the same thing tonight! :-)
Or is this just a "Theory Of A Dead Man"? :-) They have some very good/fun music BTW.
OK - a '42 Packard hearse, I'm guessing this is Henry Ford's funeral, since we were speculating on his last ride ?
Yes. Ford's funeral.
Thank you for that Dick. The link points out my error, Steve J. correctly identified the hearse as a '41 Packard. A '42 would have horizontal "cat whiskers" extending across the fenders at the base of the grille. Thanks for the link, Dale !
There is a funeral director in Hammersmith, London who is a T owner and has a hearse. It was at Tucketts last time I was there probably for a service. I thoought I had a photo but can't immediately find it. Being of the age to have CRS disease I am not sure how original it is, or whether it is TT or a chain drive extension.
Who was the person that brought a horse to Henry's funeral? Talk about a die-hard....
I always liked the detail that on the night Henry died, a storm knocked out the power at Fairlane.
Under those conditions one of the men who did more to modernize the country and world and bring it into the modern industrial age left it same way he came into it 83 years before- by candle light next to a wood burning hearth.
Perhaps the horse rider was a mounted police officer for traffic or crowd control
here's some keeping order at the gravesite. Losta Lincolns and a few Harleys too!