Fleet Vehicles | Canterbury Christian Funeral Services

By: Canterbury Christian Funeral Services  06-Dec-2011

Ford Galaxie

1972 Ford Galaxie hot rod

The management favourite is currently nearing the end of a long refurbishment. She is Roddy and Eion's baby - a 1971 Ford Galaxie, fully stretched Dalton Coach hearse built in Sydney and has spent a significant time in Queensland, Australia.

In 2008 we were asked to provide a fitting vehicle for the memorial service of a young man who was really into his cars, and arranged for the use of his friend's 1972 XY Falcon station wagon which had been ‘rodded'. It was a real hit.

At that point we knew we wanted one of our own, and so together with Grant Silvester at Sydenham Park we came up with a plan to build the longest, lowest and loudest hot rod hearse in New Zealand.

So far she's been lowered, has a completely rebuilt and worked V8, transmission, Pacer headers and pipes, 20 inch Chip Foose mag wheels and will be going out to paint and panel in March 2010 followed by an upholstery tidy-up aimed at keeping the ‘70s feel.

Nicknamed ‘The Beast', she‘ll be available for use in the first quarter of 2010 and can be seen around Canterbury at special events. While it's definitely not for everyone; this is one special car that makes a statement.

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