Author Topic: 1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...  (Read 8081 times)

Offline hotroddwayne

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1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...
« on: January 25, 2009, 10:30:06 PM »
1951 Cadillac limo style end loader hearse built by Superior Coachworks in Lima Ohio. 1 of only 5 built in this configuration. 30,000 original miles. 331 V-8 with LaSalle 3 speed manual transmission. The coach was not built as a combination hearse/ambulance. This coach has an interesting history, first was believed to be ordered by the U.S. Navy, next was used as an ambulance by a local fire department, then went into a classic car collector's inventory for the last 36 years. Very solid & complete coach, always kept indoors. Missing nothing and has no exterior rot. Original rear interior intact & not shredded or falling apart, not even any rips in the headliner. Needs restoration such as paint, rebuild master cylinder, & minor front floor patch. Front seat has no rips or wear either. There is one dent at the very front of the passenger side rear fender. New water pump, fitted hoses, tune-up, & battery. It runs excellent & transmission works great, I drive it around my shop to move it but brakes aren't up. Good Ohio title. Superior hospital gurney & attendant seat included. A very rare find in exceptional condition compared to other unrestored coaches i've seen of this early vintage. Has front & rear heat, divider wall with sliding window. Rear suicide doors. Have original wheels, tires, & hubcaps. Nothing missing on the car other than the original curtains. Also included is a parts & service manual that is a wealth of information showing exploded views of the coach, detailed pics & part numbers, and how to read the original Superior build tag. Here's a link to my photo album of the hearse:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotroddwayne/
Will sell with or without new wheels & tires. $10,000 as-is or best offer... will take a 1977 - 1996 landau hearse on trade plus cash difference. Located in Bucyrus, Ohio. If you have any questions or need more info just ask please.
THANK YOU FOR THE REPLIES... COACH HAS BEEN SOLD
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009, 07:57:20 AM by hotroddwayne »
Dwayne Brooks

Offline hotroddwayne

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Re: 1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 11:51:36 PM »
Check this coach out guys! When was the last time you saw a 1951 Cadillac hearse with perfect quarter panels, an interior not tattered & ripped to shreds, and not missing half it's trim & emblems? It's an excellent candidate for restoration, a hot rod, or a nostalgic coach at a funeral home to offer to those who would prefer their last ride to be in a beautiful classic hearse. Hearses this old rarely ever surface & when they do they're gutted out, rotted beyond belief, & picked clean of impossible to find parts.
   I will consider other partial trades other than another hearse as mentioned above. I do also need a good small car or SUV for my teenage daughter who is about to get her license. Just let me know what you have as a partial trade if you're interested. I can provide details about the hearse and answer any of your questions. Also can take detailed pics of any areas of the coach you need to see close up.
Dwayne Brooks

Offline hotroddwayne

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Re: 1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 11:44:18 PM »
To Shane in Australia, I have tried for over an hour to return your call about the hearse but my cellphone will not permit me to make international calls. I apologize for the inconvenience and yes the coach is still for sale. We'd talked last week and you were working on shipping details. Please e-mail me so I have a way to get ahold of you & you're welcome to call again as well. My e-mail is: hotroddwayne2000@yahoo.com
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Re: 1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 07:21:15 PM »
Thank you for all the interest in the '51, however it's been sold & is now in Australia. A big thanks to this site as well as the modified chapter site for the great classifieds sections!
Dwayne Brooks

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Re: 1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 07:54:06 AM »
Hi Did the hearse sell? Thanks, Tom

Offline hotroddwayne

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Re: 1951 Cadillac Superior hearse for sale or trade...
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 07:58:44 AM »
Yes, the coach has sold.
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