If you’ve ever been interested in buying one of the hearses for sale that you see in the paper or at a dealership, think about what kept you from making the purchase. Sure, a nice hearse is pretty much a ready-made statement piece but maybe you thought there was something missing. After all, traditionally there hasn’t been a whole lot of artistic diversity when it comes to hearses. When looking at the local secondhand market for hearses, older ambulances and other similar cars, you can often start to feel like if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
That’s where customization comes into play. Having a hearse customized can be a bit more of a challenge than your average car customization. But any company that offers high-end car customization will be able to discuss plans for a hearse just as they would any other car. Custom car shops are often home to some of the most creative artists and technicians who can hook you up with a one-off paint job, state of the art sound system and even car wraps designed for hearses.
If you want to take it to a real extreme, though, consider working with the amazing team at MacNeille. The MacNeille team started customizing cars back in 1912, almost as soon as they were rolling off the assembly line. With such a long history in the industry it’s no surprise they’re one of the most well-respected customization companies in the world. One of their more noteworthy services is armor plating. They’ve plated ambulances as well as police and military vehicles. They don’t say if they’ve ever customized a hearse with armor plating, but there’s a first time for everything, right?
Customized hearses have become a great way for private owners to express themselves but some progressive funeral homes see them as an investment as well. After all, when you can offer clients the chance to take their final ride in a motorcycle hearse or even a bicycle hearse, you’re bound to attract some extra attention.