Eventually, even the wealthiest of us, will all shuffle off this mortal coil. It’s the one thing that, sadly, brings us all together, and that sort of inelastic demand is part of the reason why luxury automakers likeMercedes-Benz,LincolnandCadillachave all invested in shipping people to their final resting spots.
Keen-eyed reader Max Trenck was walking around Paris with his wife and spotted the latest Merc hearse in the middle of a photo shoot. While it’s no AMG (at least for now) this new hearse looks like an improvement over the older tall-top variants — andthere are some really goofy-looking ones out there. Instead ofraising the entire roof, it appears the hearse designers simply added a strange-looking-but-cool bulboushigh-top-van-esqueaddition to cover the casket.
PHOTO BY MAX TRENCK
We’re not looking forward to seeing the inside, but if/when the time comes –- we wouldn’t be mad about heading away in one. Provided we kick the bucket somewhere on the Continent, at least, as they seem to be built for the Euro market only.