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|Here goes the '80 S&S stopped in front of a church with a grave yard somewhere off some back road in Pennsylvania.|
|They had to take a SMALL ferry from New York state to a small Canadian island in the northeast end of lake Ontario and from there catch another ferry to Kinkston, Ontario, Canada.|
|As we said, this was a SMALL ferry. The hearse was as long as the ferry was wide. Talk about a tight fit. It got really scarry when we rode the waves of the wake of the ``salty'' you see in the distance (their term for an ocean going vessel in the lake). Those waves really tossed that little ferry around quite a bit.|
|Eventhough they were on a small island in the middle of lake Ontario, they managed to find a cemetery that presented a quick photo-opp.|
|On to Kingston on a much larger ferry. They sure packed them in like sardines on this boat.|
|While at Niagra falls on the Canadian side, they came accros this quaint motel. Better make reservations if you want the '59 Eldorado suite with the optional tri-power bed.|
|Talk about coincidence. On the road to Auburn Indiana, they saw this. No further explanation needed.|
They stopped off at the Auburn, Cord, Deusenberg museum in Auburn Indiana and saw this, a 1936 Auburn 852 hearse.
In an attempt to expand its market share, the Auburn Automobile Company announced a line of commercial vehicles late in 1935. The lineup included a limousine, a hearse, an ambulance, and a combination hearse/ambulance. The vehicles were the final Auburns to be built in Auburn, most production had already been shifted to the Connerville, Indiana facility. Only a handful of these professional car were built, and very few remain to this day. This vehicle was previously owned by Museum member and trustee Thomas Busch.
|Talk about a unique coach. Notice that all the side doors are suicide and that the back has a split open door, half up like a hatch-back and half down like a tailgate.|
|Finally, it has a rag top. Do you suppose it was removable? Which one of you wouldn't like to own this fabulous piece of automotive history?|