21 foot, 12-Passenger Station Wagon (Mar, 1954)

While it makes a certain sense for the president of a company that makes hearses to drive a station wagon I really wish he’d drove a tricked out hearse.

There’s Lots of Station Wagon in this 21-foot, 12-passenger job in which rear-seat occupants ride sitting backwards. Seats and walls are covered with two-tone leather. The carpeting is inch-thick, turquoise wool chenille. The car is air-conditioned, and recessed in one wall is a completely fitted beverage cabinet.

The chassis and 180-horsepower motor are by Packard. The super de luxe body and interior are by the Henney Motor Co., Freeport, Ill., custom-car builders and the biggest makers of hearses in the U.S.

The company’s president, C. Russell Feldmann, had the king-size buggy built for his personal use and for advertising. Want one?

4 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: February 20, 201310:50 am

    “12 yards long, 2 lanes wide, 65 tons of American pride!”

  2. Toronto says: February 20, 20136:46 pm

    Two things to not put on a hearse.

    1) Suicide doors.

    2) A roof rack.

  3. Hirudinea says: February 20, 20137:49 pm

    @ Toronto – A roof rack could be good, you could get a twofer.

  4. Zeppflyer says: February 21, 201310:20 am

    What a car! It’d be like driving a constant-thrust spaceship to work. I’d spend half my commute accelerating up to speed at a snail’s pace, and the next half decelerating on what must be drum brakes far too small to really stop all that weight.

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