Films: The “Harold and Maude” Jaguar E-Type Hearse: A True Undertaking
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The “Harold and Maude” Jaguar E-Type Hearse: A True Undertaking

A four-year undertaking led to this faithful recreation of the cult classic film hero car.
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MR 2cv
MR 2cv
3 years ago

Cool looking Jag! Nice job

Varedo
Varedo
4 years ago

Am I thhe only one noticing they took the WRONG car to make this? Which is why it diesn’t look as suave as the original did.

KadettKid
KadettKid
4 years ago
Reply to  Varedo

Looks like he used a 2+2 with the taller windshield which is why it is no where near as low slung as using a roadster. Probably didn’t want to shell out the money for a roadster, and 2+2 are the cheapest way into the E Type market. That’s my guess.

Stephen Stuart
Stephen Stuart
4 years ago

Argh!!!

James WielerndfFg
James WielerndfFg
4 years ago

A horrific abomination built by a rich hillbilly. This is the first Petrolicious video that (like the car) should never have been.

RedGrey
RedGrey
4 years ago

Sir William must be turning in his grave …

Landroving
Landroving
4 years ago

I wonder if the owner/builder knows that there are coffin shaped instrument cases being made. That would be the icing on the cake!

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago

Tasteless , ludicrous and absurd bringing to mind the age ole adage ;

” Just because you can doesn’t mean you should “

Gary Groce
Gary Groce
4 years ago
Reply to  GuitarSlinger

Maybe the idea was just to annoy folks like you and put a smile on the face of guys like me…….mission accomplished.

Drew8119
Drew8119
4 years ago

Nice work, but has anyone asked the obvious question… have you (or will you) use the car for a funeral?

Juan
Juan
4 years ago
Reply to  Drew8119

I dont think a coffin fits in there … even if you put it using the space for the right seat.

Karim Noureldin
Karim Noureldin
4 years ago

Nice music for this shooting brake Jag

Frank Swygert
Frank Swygert
4 years ago

I like custom cars, but do draw the line at customizing popular collectibles most of the time… unless it’s bringing a carcass that would cost more than it’s worth to restore back to life. Like a 30’s Packard street rod I saw and cringed until I heard “the rest of the story”… or an XKE.

That said, the workmanship on this is excellent, and the design does complement the original lines. As someone said, could have been made at the Jag plant! I suppose it could actually be used for cremations…. or children, but an old car nut would love his final road trip in something like this! Fantastic car!

GuitarSlinger
GuitarSlinger
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank Swygert

Trust me if anyone at the Jaguar factory had so much as suggested building a travesty such as this that individual would of found him or herself committed to Bedlam faster than you can say Bob’s yer uncle . And from all the press back in the day referring to the original movie car .. well … appalled is being too kind when it came to the reactions from Jaguar

As for the craftsmanship ? I’ve seen more detailed photos and errr …. meh .. its .. ok . The design integration ? A disparate mish mash of parts says it best

Suffice it to say in conclusion .. with very few exceptions .. I really despise these movie car remakes …

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa
4 years ago

AT first I was WTF…… Now I am smitten. FAntastic car. Actually looks like something Jaguar could have produced. Guess its time to revisit Harold and Maude.

carl helmetag
carl helmetag
4 years ago

Good fun. Love this quirky film. Drone shots, locale and music are perfect.

gkshrode
gkshrode
4 years ago

Bravo to Ken. Absolutely brilliant. I’m sure Harold would approve.

Gary Groce
Gary Groce
4 years ago

In regards to the “Japanese Car” used….I’m going to say Datsun 510 wagon 68-72. The vents in the tailgate are from that or 240Z for sure. Now…..do I win a prize ??

David
David
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary Groce

tail lights look like 510 wagon, turned sideways

Gary Groce
Gary Groce
4 years ago
Reply to  Gary Groce

Yes David , they ARE 510 wagon tail lights which confirms my earlier observation. Gee…I’m not sure which car would be the greater loss….the Jag or the 510. Actually, I think this custom is the coolest I’ve ever seen and the loss of both cars was well worth it 🙂

RoverMike
RoverMike
4 years ago

Brilliant! Simply brilliant!!

AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred
4 years ago

The subtle irony of using a symbol of death to resurrect a dead E-type. Also the release date of this film was well played guys.

Dennis White
Dennis White
4 years ago

This guy literally has his chariot to the afterlife!

Neal Swigert
Neal Swigert
4 years ago

Before Ken even mentioned a “Japanese car” that was used for the roofline, I thought it looked too similar to a Mazda 1500/1800 wagon to be pure coincidence. I wonder how close I am…

Eric Roth
Eric Roth
4 years ago

this was so much fun to watch, and love the dry humor of the owner.
“I’m not going to tell you, it cost me thousands of dollars”. Just priceless!!

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
4 years ago

My, oh my! The opening scenes (starting with the fly ) , could be used in any Tarantino movie! The car, itself, is a star in its own right!

What a great short story! I guess, boys will always be boys! It’s just the size of the toys that change!

Thanks petrolicious!

olddavid
olddavid
4 years ago

Bud and Ruth were fabulous in this iconic movie. My memory is that this is more angular than the original car, but I applaud anyone who has this much whimsy and backs it up, too. Since we Boomers are no longer the largest population subgroup, most who see this wonder “what the hell”? No matter. This Emperor gives the upward thumb.

drake
drake
4 years ago

This really made my day. I was giggling the whole time I watched the video. I’m sure there were some purists out there who were horrified but maybe there are enough perfect Jaguars to allow for this. Thanks for the good feelings.