'69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by John F » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:27 am

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What kind of life would you have had to have led to go to your grave in that fucking clown car???
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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by Guest » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:05 pm

John F wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:27 am
brandersnatch wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:01 am
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What kind of life would you have had to have led to go to your grave in that fucking clown car???
I love it, it's hideous and so am I
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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by mercrocker » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 am

Actually, I would like to go off in a proper clown car. Steam from the rad cap by the end of the first street, followed by the front wings falling off, then a door and total collapse of the rear axle at the cemetery. A 1953 Prefect with the bootlid down and no rear seat should take the coffin OK.
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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by ghosty » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:25 am

The Seat's for sale again.

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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by John77 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:33 am

Now it’s back for sale would you recommend it or are you glad to get shut and happy never to see it again. How reliable was it when you sold it?
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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by panhard65 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:51 am

I was glad to see the back of it as it cost me a fortune, but it should now be pretty reliable. The guy drove it back to Suffolk from Somerset with no issues. I moved the seat back a couple of inches so it was almost comfortable to drive as well. It does still need a lot of tidying though to get it really nice. The bugger still hasn't returned my ACO grille badge and doesn't mention the exhaust blow from the front pipe and manifold so maybe he fixed it. I was quoted 200 quid to make the front section in stainless which it needs and new gaskets on the manifold. I may also of found a previous Spanish owner of it from some years ago. He commented on some pictures of it on a Spanish hearse site, but facebook translation is really shit so I am not certain if its the same car.
If anyone is any good at Spanish this was his reply.
Recuerdo cuando compré ese Seat 1500 funebre carrozado por MIRSAN, estaba en San Juan de Aznalfarache, ( Sevilla), lo tuve un tiempo y lo cambie por otro Seat 1500 funebre monofaro alargado de batalla. Pasado un tiempo compré otro igual que ademas monta reductora, este plateado segun recuerdo, no la llevaba.
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It certainly looks the same and it had been many colours in the past including that grey. The stickers on the windscreen also look about right. It did also come with the cross mounting plate to go on the bonnet so maybe it is.
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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:49 pm

I googled "funebre MIRSAN" and it looks like they were serial Seat molesters.
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Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:01 pm

Just look at this:

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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by panhard65 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:32 pm

That extended one I think belongs to the guy who I thought had owned my one. From the dreadful translation it appears he didn't own mine but had seen it before when it was in Barcelona and mentioned that the owner at the time didn't look after it just did the bare minimum to get it through the ITV
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Re: '69 Seat 1500 Funebre (and other lonely hearse's)

Post by John77 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:33 pm

Hi thank for that. I asked if it has any issues he said it does have a small blow on the pipe next to the manifold which was it’s big deal but that’s about it. He said you fixed the ball joint mentioned on the MOT. I am slightly concerned he is offloading it so soon after getting it. - I tried to PMyou rather than fill this thread up but could not see how :)
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