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Casket Personalization Just Keeps Getting Crazier, Enter Cruisin Caskets

October 5, 2010

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Casket Personalization Just Keeps Getting Crazier, Enter Cruisin Caskets

imageWe have featured a number of different articles about new and crazy personalized caskets, but I believe the following caskets from Cruisin’ Caskets takes it a step further.

I was emailed a link last night that contained a number of different photos of Cruisin’ Caskets. You maybe asking “What the heck is Cruisin’ Caskets?”, well here is how they are described on their website:

Cruisin Caskets is the first and only of it’s kind. We are a casket fabricating company that creates custom car designs for the car lover that wants to leave this world in style. We are currently taking orders for the 1950’s style Merc coffin that is pictured above. Other styles are on a special order basis. The customization of these caskets are endless, perfect for those with their own particular tastes in cars.

Look below for a full photo gallery of pictures.

I am not sure how practical a casket like this is. I am not even sure you could fit it in the funeral home for viewing, but it sure does look sweet!

Cruisin Casket is a car-shaped coffin that enables the car aficionado to rest in a true piece of art, personality and style. It may embody any make and style of car, ranging from classic muscle cars from the 50s to some of today’s most stylish models.

The specially designed, car-shaped coffin opens as conventional coffins do, with a hinged top portion, and features the same type of upholstered interior as standard coffins. Cruisin Casket has a fiberglass body and may come in a variety of paint colors and designs. This innovative item may feature whitewall tires and gold or chrome rims for an extra stylish look.

One cool thing about this casket is when you preneed it, the family can take it home and use it for other things until it is needed at the time of death. For example, the casket could be used as a huge cooler if the family also purchased the replaceable liner kit:

Obviously, it’s a nice way to tote those mini kegs, not to mention the front and rear bumpers and side exhaust pipes or lakeside pipes. The side view mirrors, or teardrops, are for decorative purposes. The unit’s mufflers pull out and function as handles for transportation during the funeral procession.

If the user chooses to invest in this unique piece of art while still alive, it may be utilized for alternative purposes, such as a cooler, before it is put to its permanent use. This ice chest conversion may be made possible by utilizing a replaceable liner kit.

If you would like to see a full photo gallery you can visit the Cruisin Casket website:

On a serious level, I believe we are going to continue to see more and more of these types of products popping up as the consumer continues to demand more and more personalization.

What kinds of other products are you seeing that have a high level of personalization?