People who never scrimped on luxury during their lifetimes will now have no reason to do so in their last rides either. In a time tested tradition of the Pharaohs of Egypt who would like to be taken to their burial chambers in grand style, Biemme Special Cars has designed the Phantom hearse.
We admit that Biemme ought to call the hearse something other than a ‘Phantom’ ; but since the car has already been announced we guess that it’s too late. The Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse B12 is supposed to be the world’s most luxurious and expensive funeral car.
The vehicle will be officially announced at the Tan Expo funeral home show in Bologna, Italy. The hearse is a stunning 23 feet (176 inches) long which makes it even longer then what Rolls designed.
The cost to any funeral home that desires to have one of these luxury hearses is going to be a cool half million Euros (approximately $660,000). Made entirely from aluminium, the Phantom hearse will have a self leveling air suspension (we certainly were not joking when we said luxurious last ride) and is powered by a Rolls Royce 6.75 liter V12 engine.
“Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.” —