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These pictures and documents were sent in by one of our overseas members, Henk Uijttenhout from Holland.
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Henk says the former owner told him this car was built into a funeral car in Belgium.
This car was offered for sale on Hemmings.com in December of 2017.
Here's what the seller had to say about this unique one-of-a-kind funeral car:
Location: Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
Stock #: 2535
Seller's Description: 1977 Chrysler Imperial Hearse / Leichenwagen / Niederlandische Papiere
This 1977 Chrysler Imperial Hearse is in a good condition.
The Hearse is excellent to be used as a Hearse or just as a show car, the interior is classic and stylish.
The paint job is in a good condition and the chrome is also very nice.
Hearse makers prefer to use luxury cars from companies like Cadillac, Lincoln and Buick.
That makes this 1977 Chrysler Imperial Hearse a true collectors item!
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Additional comments from our Imperial Club Members:
I assumed it was a Town & Country wagon, but the more I look at it I don't think it's a wagon at all, it looks like a sedan with a raised shell added and the back doors sealed up. The front doors don't look long enough to be a two-door. The front end, the back bumper/taillights/trailing edge of the deck lid, the quarters, the interior, all look Imperial. That is not at all how the tail end of the last of the full size T&Cs looks.
This is not a 1977 as they did not make Imperial that year. By the grill, this is a 1975 Imperial. The body also still looks Imperial, just converted to a Hearse.
That somewhat makes sense as custom coach builders may use the year that a vehicle conversion is completed and delivered as opposed to the year that the original chassis was produced at the factory. I believe this happens more often in the RV arena.
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