INCREDIBLE pictures of the world’s most outrageous hearse have emerged – and it’s just as terrifying as it is awesome. The giant 6×6 hearse is built o
INCREDIBLE pictures of the world’s most outrageous hearse have emerged – and it’s just as terrifying as it is awesome.
The giant 6×6 hearse is built on a monster truck frame, turning the original 1967 Cadillac into a motoring marvel standing at 10 feet tall.
Barcroft Media Mechanic Jimmy Driver created the beastly hearse
Built by American mechanic Jimmy Driver, the 10ft high, 20,000lbs beast known as “Mortis” has been causing a stir in the Naples, Idaho community.
Supported by six massive 60-inch tyres, Mortis was assembled entirely from scrap parts, including the chassis of a 1967 Cadillac superior, as well as parts from school buses and tractors.
Fitted with a V6 53 Detroit Diesel engine, the hulking hearse was designed to compete in local mud bogging competitions.
But because of its incredible mass, the beast itself can only reach speeds of up to 12mph.
Barcroft Media The motor was created to compete in mud bogging
Barcroft Media It makes a regular Chevvy truck look petite
Mud bogging is a motor sport where vehicles of all types are driven through tricky mud courses, with the driver able to negotiate the course the best crowned the winner.
Jimmy has allegedly invested around £10,500 (USD$15,000) into Mortis, but estimates that it’s probably only worth about £352 ($500).
Jimmy Driver told Barcroft TV: “I’ve had a passion for cars for 30 years. I have been mechanic-ing, helping my dad since I was a small kid and I just continued on building and working on them on my own as I grew up.
“All we had to work with was a ’67 Cadillac hearse and an old deuce and a half frame with some axles.
Barcroft Media Mortis has attracted plenty of attention from locals
Barcroft Media According to Driver, he has spent over £10,000 on the project
“We slid them together with the help of a few friends and a little bit of welding and made us a mud bogger.
“I bought (the hearse) originally for 600 dollars. Did a little work to him, and drove him from Utica, Mississippi To Naples, Idaho.
“I was then pulled over four times in two weeks. That could have been harassment or just damn fine police work.“