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).
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.
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…