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YAK Car Pic of the Day

'51 Chevy (hearse?), Killeen, TX

At first glance I assumed this was a 1951 Chevy sedan delivery, seen parked in front of a shop in Killeen, TX during a recent trip. But, sedan deliveries didn’t have that opening for a rear quarter window. An ambulance, I thought. Maybe, but the ambulances that had that shape of rear side window also had faired-in emergency lights on the leading edge of the roof, just above the windshield. So either the lights, and any evidence of them, were removed, or this was a short-wheelbase hearse — the longer ones had four-doors. This one is also sporting the common Texas paint job, acquired after spending the last 60 years in the sun, I guess. It must still run, because they took it inside every night (unless they were pushing it!).

from the 1954 movie "The Fast and the Furious"

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Joseph Coppola

    Pretty Neat! I guess those oldies in the South West get mummified by the sun.