Here’s my quick little contribution to today’s Panther love fest, courtesy of Japan.
In the U.S.A., it would have been a tacky mansion instead of a glitsy Japanese palace on top of this Town Car.
Yeah…cause that gold thing…..not tacky at all.
Don’t get me wrong; I thought the Japanese thing was tacky, too.
The only thing thats missing is the koi pond with the lilly pads!
That’s like sticking a blunt object in my eyeballs. Baaad!
I have seen pics of a few of these hearses, it always looks like they just started with a basic sedan and cut the rear off, rather than a dedicated commercial upfiter/hearse chassis like US builders use.
The deceased did not see so well before her death. But she did not have a cataract. It was a Rincoln.
I’ll take one, might as well go out with some flash. I guess though that I probably will have to build it myself.
OMG My eyes
An excellent example of how full-sized sedans might have ended up today, had the “Brougham era” not ended.
Ooo, classy! There’s one of these for sale just up the road from me here in New Zealand. It’s a ’99 Mercury, is ex-Japan, and can be all mine for the low sum of NZ$45,000 (US$35,000). It’s been listed for nearly 9 months now, and I simply can’t imagine why nobody has snapped up this expression of subtle magnificence. Why, if I had the cash, I’d buy it, square off and smooth out the back and top, and turn it into the most awesome camper in the world! Panther-Camper does have a nice ring about it! If your retinas don’t detach, feel free to check out the online listing: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/ford/mercury/auction-275370321.htm
Here it is:
Interesting that it has civilian Crown Victoria Taillights.
Another import that shoulda stayed in Japan some one bought a job lot and this was in it @ 45k I see exactly why it hasnt sold.
Take out that golden temple thingy and you get a Panther-based el-camino!
And who says American cars aren’t popular in Japan?
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