This is the strangest body transporter we've seen in a long time.
We've seen some unique custom hearse conversions over the years, ranging from a modified Tesla Model S to a Jaguar E-Type. Just last week, millions around the world watched Prince Philip's casket being carried by a custom Land Rover he helped design. This, however, is one of the weirdest hearses we've seen in a long time. Listed for sale by Parks is a stretched Ford Explorer hearse built by MK Coach.
Basing it on a Lincoln Aviator, which shares the same platform as the Ford Explorer, would have made a lot more sense. To be fair, the grille from the Nautilus fits the Explorer surprisingly well, but Lincoln's smoother styling doesn't blend seamlessly with the Explorer's sharper edges.
Compared to the regular Explorer, the custom hearse has been stretched by 15 inches at the back to make room to fit caskets of all sizes. Since it's been extensively modified, it won't be cheap and will be more expensive than the standard Explorer, which starts at $32,765. The unusual Ford Explorer hearse can be finished in either Agate Black or Iconic Silver and is offered with Alicante and Black Fusion flooring options.
It also features a removable side panel and a built-in urn carrier. MK Coach describes it as a "combination vehicle," meaning it can also be used for airport runs or as a flower car. As for why you would want to buy a Ford Explorer hearse with a Lincoln grille slapped on it, MK Coach explains that it can be used to match other Lincoln funeral fleet cars.
However, we're not sure why you would do this either, when MK Coach also builds hearses based on the Lincoln Nautilus, unless the Explorer version is significantly cheaper. But there's no pricing information available on MK Coach's website.