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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 08:58 PM
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I attended a funeral today, and all three "Funeral Escort" cars were white 91-93 Caprice sedans, 2 of them with 9C1 wheels. Anyone else seeing B-bodies in this kind of service?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 09:10 PM
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I attended a funeral today, and all three "Funeral Escort" cars were white 91-93 Caprice sedans, 2 of them with 9C1 wheels. Anyone else seeing B-bodies in this kind of service?
Well, Fleetwoods, yes of course, and the occasional Roadmaster, but never very many Caprices doing such duty, particularly with 9C1 wheels on them...
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 09:36 PM
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By funeral escort I mean the light-barred cars that lead and run interference for the processional route. Around here, the other ones I've seen tend to be minivans and small SUVs. They're all white and have "Funeral Escort" painted on the side. I believe Kansas (or Wichita) law now requires them for funeral processions, because suddenly I always see them.

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FUNERAL ESCORT SERVICE

BASIS Any person or entity hired to direct and/or control traffic for a funeral procession while escorting the procession through the streets and highways of the city.

LEGAL REFERENCE Chapter 3.74, and 11.37, Code of the City of Wichita, Kansas.

REGULATIONS All funeral escort vehicles must be designated as emergency vehicles pursuant to the statutes of the State of Kansas.

Any vehicle being operated as a funeral escort vehicle shall be clearly and visibly marked with the words “Funeral Escort” in letters at least (4) inches in height on both the driver’s and passenger’s side of said vehicle.

No funeral escort vehicle shall be equipped with any decal, placard, sign or any insignia which is similar to, or which could be confused with, official police insignia, nor shall any such vehicle display the word “Police”, “Official” or “Officer.

No operator or passenger of a vehicle which is escorting a funeral procession shall wear any uniform that is the same color or design as those worn by officers of the Wichita Police Department, nor any badge or cap that resembles an official police officer badge or cap, or displays the word “Police”, “Official” or “Officer”.

Operators of funeral escort vehicles shall not carry firearms of any kind.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 10:49 PM
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In the Netherlands here, Caprices were (are still) used for funerals and taxi services only. Car was too expensive back in 1991 for any normal average consumer to buy.

I even see a lot of Boxy wagons as hearses still.
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 09:05 PM
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down in texas it states...
drive whatever the hell you want as long as its gotta V8 and rumbles goin' down the road. I'm just kidding, i haven't really paid much attention to our funeral vehicles.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 03:54 PM
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I haven't seen any Caprices as funeral escorts, I guess it depends on the Mortuary service you go with.

I always see vans doing the job in the city.
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-27-2005, 01:59 PM
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most funeral cars around here a caddy's...
no one dare scrapping a perfectly good B-bodie round here
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 06:28 PM
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The city I live in still has a number of 9C1 Caprices in service. Although they're in the midst of phasing them out. They're used mostly for senior center cars, or board of education vehicles.

I live in Milford, CT if anybody ever wants to bug the city about when they're going to auction them off [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 02:17 PM
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Hmm- never seen one do a funeral gig, but I have seen Impala SS Limos doing a wedding. A righteous car that was.......... [img]graemlins/1.gif[/img]
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 02:10 PM
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here in omaha there is a guy who owns a funeral service and has 2 9c1's and 2 civilians - they are BEAUTIFULLY SPOTLESS with light bars, spotlights, 9c1 rims with the trim rings, the guy also said he was gettin ready to sell one or two of em - believe me i will be there to pick one up - it said "FUNERAL ESCORT" on the side in a chrome sticker
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