Cohort Outtake: I Recognize Them Wheels!


I figured this Granada hearse belonged to countercultural character somewhere in the UK until I read in the description that it was spotted in Olympia, Washington (by John Lloyd, who uploaded it to the Cohort).  Finding parts must present a challenge, which may explain the 1984-1988 Audi 5000 wheels fitted to this car.  Seeing this hearse, I got to thinking: in the US we put curtains over the side windows of a hearse or omit them altogether whereas in the UK, the public is allowed an unobscured view.  How did our practices in transporting the deceased diverge?