Land Rover enthusiasts offered a fitting final send-off

April 30, 2013

An unusual version of the iconic Land Rover Defender has been unveiled and promises enthusiasts a fitting final journey in their beloved vehicle.

The Co-operative Funeralcare has launched a Land Rover Defender hearse as an alternative to the traditional hearse, which will no doubt have a special appeal for 4x4 fans.

The stylish black hearse - a specially converted Land Rover Defender Station Wagon – is available for funerals across the north west of England and similar vehicles can be requested for a funeral at any of the UK’s leading funeral director’s 900 funeral homes nationwide.

The Defender 110 County Station Wagon Tdci XS was professionally converted by Coleman Milne in Westhoughton, Bolton, making it a versatile vehicle to enable the easy, safe and respectful transportation of a loved one as part of the funeral procession.

David Collingwood, Operations Director UK North for The Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “We are committed to providing families with a wide range of options and choices to help them create a fitting tribute for their loved one. The choice of hearse is just one way in which a funeral can be tailored.

“Many families like to symbolise their loved ones hobbies or occupation by selecting an alternative to a traditional hearse in order to reflect this, such as a motorcycle hearse for a keen biker or horse-drawn hearse for an avid horse-rider or perhaps even a farmer or jockey.

“We hope the new hearse will be of great benefit to families of Land Rover enthusiasts or those that just love the off-road terrain, to enable them to give their loved one a fitting farewell,” he continued. 

Contact Information: 

Ruth Rowan  
Senior Public Relations Officer
The Co-operative Group
Tel:- 07894 788055