This 1958 Cadillac Superior Hearse was last seen for sale for $5800.00 in Portland, Oregon.
Hearse archival, NOT for sale:
A 1958 Cadillac combination hearse and ambulance built by Superior. It’s been in storage for six months with all of the pieces stored inside. There are even some extras like a vintage Gurney and a bent expandable drapery cart to cover the base of the casket during viewing. It usually lives indoors, but the space I had is no longer available. I purchased it in 2007 as a complete basket case with severe rust in the floors and other areas prone to body cancer. I have replaced all of the floors and rockers with donors from two sedans that were from Arizona. (There are some spots that need to be patched that were in the ‘new’ panels when I got them) The original engine was seized and not savable, so I installed a 472 V8 and TH400 from a Coupe Deville. The front suspension was ill-suited for the engine, so it was replaced with a front clip from a Trans Am. The brakes were upgraded to 12″ vented discs in the front, and a firewall hung master cylinder and Power booster. This required relocating the heating assembly, so I redesigned the system and firewall to use 1959 Cadillac parts. Is set up to have Air conditioning now as well. Still needs plenty of work to finish, the hardest of which is the patch panels that will need to be built by hand for some of the rust areas I hadn’t gotten to yet. Here’s what you get: Stock 1958 Cadillac exterior and hearse/ambulance interiorFront frame section has been replaced with 1979 Camaro Z28. Heavy-duty coil springs upfront from 1973 Sedan Deville. Upgraded to 1979 Coupe Deville spindles for the 12″ vented disc brakesUses 1973 Coupe Deville firewall mounted master cylinder and vacuum power booster. All new brakes, Lines, pads, shoes, calipers, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, etc.472 Cadillac V8, Th400 automatic transmission, custom driveline, original rear differential. Brand new 2-1/4″ Dual exhaust with glass pack mufflers. I have personally replaced all of the floors and rockers with good solid donors from an Arizona sedan. The frame is solid, with no rot through. Front sheet metal has been replaced. Hood and fenders are solid and rust free. Needs flat glass replaced, the windshield and back window are good. Fuel system rebuilt, new lines, and resealed tank, new sender. Carb needs rebuilt again from sitting. Just had the radiator redone, needs installed. Both Unity H2-C Spotlights and correct exterior mounting brackets are included.Air filter is a custom unit using a ’56 Cadillac top. Currently sitting on Keystone Klassic wheels, but I have steel wheels that will bolt on if desired. The original Split-back Cadillac seat was dismantled to preserve the springs. All parts are present except for original upholstery which disintegrated. The old upholstery was used as a pattern to make new covers in black velvet with crushed red velvet inserts. Current seat is from a 76 Hearse. You get the whole lot. The floor speaker was converted to hinge open to hide a custom stereo head unit. Has the Autronic eye, but no guidematic.
This “1958 Cadillac Superior Hearse” in Portland, Oregon was last seen for sale for $5800.00.