The Vintage Funeral Cadillacs In Argentina

The Vintage Funeral Cadillacs In Argentina

Since early humans roamed the earth, death has been celebrated in various ways. Often, the ceremonies have been designed so that the deceased leaves this world in a manner of style and pomp.

From the elaborate offerings of the Ancient Egyptians to the fact we can now have our ashes sent to the moon, (and a thousand other ways in between).

The Vintage Funeral Cadillacs In Argentina

However, one rather unique mode of post-mortem transportation was discovered by a Fernando Aguerre in Argentina. Probably one of the strangest barn finds of all time, Aguerre stumbled across two magnificent wood-carved funeral Cadillacs.

These hand crafted funeral cars began their lives as 1942 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 Special four-door sedans.

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Each car has a hand-carved wood body with intricate swirl and wave patterns.  A metal plaque on one of the cars has the name of an Argentine coachbuilder: “Hermida y Nazzi.” However, no one knows who this man is, (or was as the case probably is).

Despite this, Aguerre, a native Argentine has painstakingly restored the cars to their former glory. They are not available for hire however…

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(Image Credits: Atlasobscura, Pinterest)

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