Charles Cowling

Some things have Wow Factor and they may or may not wow you. Here at the Good Funeral Guide we are far more susceptible to things that have Oh Wow Factor (big difference), and the latest thing to Oh Wow us is the brand new, not yet launched, 1965 Morris Minor hearse.

She’s called Trudy. Trudy the Traveller.  Here’s what her owners, Andrew and Judith Bywater, have to say about her:

Trudy was built and registered in 1965. She was supplied by Colmore Depot, based at West Bromwich in the West Midlands. She led a normal life, becoming gradually run-down through daily use, until Andrew bought her as a complete wreck in April 2009. It has taken two and a half years of painstaking work to restore her to show condition, and she is due to be displayed at our launch at the NEC classic car show in November 2011.

She looks like a lovely piece of work, and here at GFG HQ we request and require all funeral directors who read this blog (we know there are lots of you; we suppose you to be the best) to get in touch with Andrew and Judith and offer this to your clients. Baby Boomers throughout the land will have their heartstrings tugged by this little beauty. Their first car was probably a Morris Minor. 

Photos from the Morris Minor Hearse Company, which you can find here


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Norfolk Boi
Norfolk Boi
9 years ago

I bet it’s a bit hairy doing a left turn when you have the foot end of a 6’7″ coffin resting against the dashboard!

james showers
10 years ago

Great looking hearse, a fantastic vehicle. How’s the visibility to the passenger side?
Anyway, I’d definitely offer it along with the VW camper van, the LWB Landrover, the various motorcycles and – especially – the family friend’s old Volvo estate, the Cave Rescue Ambulance, the bare back of a lorrydriver’s cab or anything else that means more to those involved than the standard hearse.