Just in-time for Halloween, here’s a fairly odd couple who own a few vintage, spooky Cadillac hearses. As their only daily drivers.
This video comes from The News-Sentinel, who interviewed the couple about their respective, morbid wheels. The man, Stephane Langelier, has the more classic of the hearses: a 1949 Cadillac hearse built from a Series 60 Special. That is, this is our best estimation of what he says, as it’s nearly impossible to hear him identify the model through his thick Francophone accent.
The woman, Deporah Hornberger, has an example from 1964 originally converted by Miller-Meteor. It has a 390 cubic-inch motor, to Stephane’s 331 CID V8. Both of these cars are mostly stock, from the motors down to the window curtains, and the French-language stickers on Stephane’s car that identify it as a hearse.
Mostly stock, because we don’t imagine that the flame paint job and tailpipe flamethrowers on Deporah’s example were available from the factory.
This video comes at a ripe moment to get us into the Halloween spirit, as there is perhaps nothing more terrifying than a French-Canadian Slash wannabe and his girlfriend coming at you in two mean, old Cadillac hearses.
The flamethrowers don’t help.