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1948 Buick Roadmaster Flxible Hearse Ambulance Project Combo Car on 2040cars

Year:1948 Mileage:999999 Color: Black / Burgundy
Location:

Brant, Michigan, United States

Brant, Michigan, United States
Transmission:Manual Body Type:Hearse/Ambulance Vehicle Title:Clear Fuel Type:Gasoline Engine:Inline 8 Cylinder For Sale By:Private Seller

VIN: 14927856
Year: 1948
Make: Buick
Model: Roadmaster
Trim: Hearse/ Ambulance
Drive Type: Rear wheel
Number of Doors: 5
Exterior Color: Black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Burgundy
Mileage: 999,999
Number of Cylinders: 8

Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse / Ambulance project.  This is a combo car retrofitted by the Flxible company in London, Ohio in 1948.  Originally slated to be a standard rear-loading Hearse, it was changed during production into a combo car.  This included adding plates to cover the casket rollers, window shades with a cross on them, cot latches and a rear heater/lighting unit controlled from the drivers seat.

As you can tell from the pictures, it's a project.  Someone before me fabbed up a 2x3 boxed frame in the front and added a straight axle.  They also put a ford 9" rearend in it.  Apparently they were going to build a gasser.  Knowing the value of these rare cars, I purchased a 1947 Buick sedan chassis which has the original front and rear suspension, frame rails, inline 8 cylinder motor, and 3 speed transmission. With this other chassis, it is possible to restore it to the original configuration.

All of the special goodies that are unique to the Hearse / Ambulance conversion are there, including the taller hood, dash with rear heater/light controls, all of the doors and the hard to find rear door which is in spectacular shape.  Even the glass is good in that.  I have other extra parts that I'll throw in along with other chassis which includes a bench front seat, and extra grill, an extra steering column, a bag of door seals and some other small items.

Here's the bonus.... I have one or two of the older funeral flags, an ambulance cot, and a casket I'll throw in.... yes, I said a casket.  It's a coffin liner actually, it's what they put inside a casket.  I do have some of the history that goes with this car including manufacturer dates and the name and location of the person who took delivery of the hearse in 1948.

This car comes with a CLEAR VIN MATCHING TITLE!!!!  I spent 2 months and over $350.00 to get it.  No hassles, no messed up numbers,  it's a true 1948 Buick Hearse Title for this specific car.

When I bought this, I was going to build a Rat Rod out of it.  Then after seeing the value in rarity, I collected the parts to put it back to original.  It's not a project for the faint of heart, but it would be worth it to the collector.  I'm going to list this at NO RESERVE simply because I do not have the time for it and I have some other purchases I have to make soon.

I can deliver up to 400 miles for $1.50 per mile.  It is sold as-is, where-is and you are welcome to pick it up, keep in mind this thing is around 20 feet long!

Feel free to ask questions!

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