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On 06/06/2023 at 11:28, Asimo said:

Somebody please shred this nightmare so it doesn’t keep appearing in my searches! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2517479205071014

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That was a working hearse at one time.  Here's a couple of photos of it in happier (sadder?) times:

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Although, a more recent snap shows it having developed the boss-eyed look, along with deterioration of the bodywork:

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The carriage lamps/ornamental lampposts were still on the roof at that point.  These things always seem to die after leaving the custody of their original owners.  Call them projects or labours of love but what they are are monuments to an individual, the limits of ego and imagination realized in metal and fibreglass.  They never seem to survive without that psychic attachment, are nothing without the living part.  It's the same with certain houses, although they get remodelled.  

Street machines aren't quite the same because customizers change them.  A Zephyr or similar can have multiple paint jobs, multiple alterations and multiple lives.  Pure custom jobs such as that hearse only live once.  

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On 07/12/2023 at 20:41, Missy Charm said:

That was a working hearse at one time.  Here's a couple of photos of it in happier (sadder?) times:

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Although, a more recent snap shows it having developed the boss-eyed look, along with deterioration of the bodywork:

 image.png.362dbf4bfc60d36ca6226a264e86236f.png

The carriage lamps/ornamental lampposts were still on the roof at that point.  These things always seem to die after leaving the custody of their original owners.  Call them projects or labours of love but what they are are monuments to an individual, the limits of ego and imagination realized in metal and fibreglass.  They never seem to survive without that psychic attachment, are nothing without the living part.  It's the same with certain houses, although they get remodelled.  

Street machines aren't quite the same because customizers change them.  A Zephyr or similar can have multiple paint jobs, multiple alterations and multiple lives.  Pure custom jobs such as that hearse only live once.  

Go - who bought it?
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On 07/12/2023 at 20:41, Missy Charm said:

That was a working hearse at one time.  Here's a couple of photos of it in happier (sadder?) times:

image.png.54643c57791ff5b350d302aee6f75472.png

image.png.6038d8cdd34dcaa66e43db6a1d132035.png

Although, a more recent snap shows it having developed the boss-eyed look, along with deterioration of the bodywork:

 image.png.362dbf4bfc60d36ca6226a264e86236f.png

The carriage lamps/ornamental lampposts were still on the roof at that point.  These things always seem to die after leaving the custody of their original owners.  Call them projects or labours of love but what they are are monuments to an individual, the limits of ego and imagination realized in metal and fibreglass.  They never seem to survive without that psychic attachment, are nothing without the living part.  It's the same with certain houses, although they get remodelled.  

Street machines aren't quite the same because customizers change them.  A Zephyr or similar can have multiple paint jobs, multiple alterations and multiple lives.  Pure custom jobs such as that hearse only live once.  

Reverting into Brum...

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1 hour ago, Justwatching said:

What the...

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"done to a good standard and is an eye catcher"

M8 the rear deck is held open with a piece of wood.

Nobody wants to be seen in this heap. Just strip it for parts and cube it. 

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Could strike a match on that paint finish! How will he sweep the floor if someone buys it with that deck stay?

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