Brits baffled by car for sale that’s been converted into bling ‘Buddhist hearse’

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Brits have been left baffled by a bizarre vehicle listed on car selling and buying website AutoTrader.

The black 1995 Cadillac Seville, with a 4.6 litre petrol engine and 14,180 miles on the speedo, is available to buy for £8,000.

However, there is one catch. It has a massive gold and silver box attached to the back, designed to carry dead bodies.

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The "Buddhist hearse" has been imported to the UK from Japan and looks like something straight out of a particularly wild episode of Top Gear.

The ornate rear is covered in chiselled gold dragons and the inside even has electric candles.

The description from seller Quality Cars UK reads: "The condition of the car underneath, internally and externally is excellent. It purrs along beautifully and has plenty of power.

"The rear of the hearse speaks for itself. It's eye-catching and makes a statement, there's a music system fitted that plays to the external of the vehicle and it's extremely loud!

"It accelerates at a good fair speed for weighing as much as it does. Stops quickly and handles with long turns very well, but don't expect a track car. It's a slow cruiser!"

The hearse caught the attention of people on the r/CasualUK Reddit page who were quick to share their thoughts.

One person joked: "Imagine the wife's reaction if you came home with that after being told 'nothing flashy, just a good, sensible family car'."

"If Count Dracula had a pimp-mobile," said a second.

Others were hatching plans to convert the car into something else.

"Scope to convert into camper/day van," one said.

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Agreeing, someone else wrote: "That would make a great campervan conversion. I’d love to roll up to the campsite in there."

Buddhist hearses are manufactured in Japan specifically for Buddhist funerals.

According to the BBC, the number of Buddhist funerals in the UK is increasing, meaning that some of these cars are now finding their way over here.


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