What happens when a mom wants a daily driver that is more than typical, something other than normal?
Keep reading below to find out!
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What type of vehicle?
1991 Cadillac (Federal conversion)
Who is the first owner of the project and is it still their project?
Layne Funeral Home. They used it as a funeral coach for several years, then as a first call vehicle. Eventually they sold her to Todd Patton of Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern. My son bought her from Todd and gave her to me!
When was it purchased?
2 years ago last month
How much was it purchased for?
Since my son bought her, I’m not sure.
Was this a father /son, Daughter project?
It’s kind of a family effort, husband and son. I’m pretty much just the driver.
Why this vehicle?
I had always wanted a hearse, stemming back to when I was a young child. I remember seeing funerals going down the road, all the other cars would pull to the side and wait for the stately, shiny and graceful hearse to glide by.. I knew I wanted one then… but only mentioned it once. My parents did not approve. At all.
Give me some backstory, are you a mechanic, do you like to fabricate, are you really good at body work, etc. Some info about you.
I’m just a mom, but I’m a goth mom. We are far cooler than regular moms!
A hearse as my personal vehicle was on my bucket list, and my son made it happen for me.
My husband looked for a hearse, but he was far too particular about it. He wanted a certain year model…. I would find one for sale and he would immediately nix the idea.
Info about the vehicle prior to starting it. (i.e., condition, missing parts, just needed paint, no engine, etc.)
She was bought as a running, drive-able car.
She still looks as if she could go back into service at a moments notice. We haven’t done much to her yet, new air cleaner, new tires. Put an under body light kit on her, sound system, new battery. Just been driving and enjoying her.
Future plans include new wheels and possibly an air ride system. Also I would like to Replace the vinyl top with line -X for its durability.
What have you done to it so far?
Not much yet. Like I said I’m driving and enjoying her. She is my daily driver, and also advertisement for the local professional haunted attraction I work at, Gates of Misery in Rome, Georgia.
Where is it now, in the rebuild stage?
Right now my husband and son basically just tinker on her here and there.
She needed some light work, such as adjusting one of her taillight pieces (huge chrome piece that for some reason was crooked, but undamaged) worked on AC system and got it functioning properly. Replaced the original steering wheel with a large wooden one that matches her burp wood interior better.
Any special parts you have used?
We purchased 2 complete under body kits to go under her due to her sheer size. Purple of course!
We also have 2 lights in her “cargo area”.
She has a lovely silver casket which conceals a probox with 2- 12′ sub woofers.
My husband put all new speakers in, cause we love to blast music when we cruise!
Any help you have gotten?
LED Glow was very helpful during the installation of our light kits.
Auto Zone here in East Rome is great, always excited to see us pulling into the parking lot, they usually come out and check out the little steps we are making… one day we will begin making BIG CHANGES!
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It’s a lovely article, thank you for featuring my car, Ravennia!
Is that the name of your car? Ravennia?
Yes, it is.
That’s something that you don’t see everyday.