Saying Goodbye in Style: Own the Saab 9-5 Hearse by Coleman Milne

Driving in Style to the Afterlife: Saab 9-5 Hearses – Because Even the Departed Deserve Luxury on Their Final Journey!

Where Elegance Meets Farewell: The Saab 9-5 Hearse by Coleman MilneWhere Elegance Meets Farewell: The Saab 9-5 Hearse by Coleman Milne

When it comes to custom-made hearses, one name stands out in the industry – Coleman Milne. This UK-based company, known for its craftsmanship and attention to detail, has been creating unique funeral carriages for decades. In this article, we’ll delve into the special Saab 9-5 Hearse by Coleman Milne, a vehicle designed to serve as a dignified funeral carriage.

Auctioned Elegance

Scheduled to be auctioned at Mercedes-Benz World on November 25th, 2023, this special Saab 9-5 Hearse is not your typical vehicle. The auction will take place at Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, United Kingdom, and is sure to draw the attention of car enthusiasts and funeral industry professionals alike.

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Saab 9-5 Hearse – Vehicle Description & Features

The Saab 9-5 Hearse by Coleman Milne is a unique and dignified vehicle meticulously customized to fulfill its solemn role as a funeral carriage. Based on the Saab 9-5, a classic Swedish saloon car, this hearse model exudes elegance and purpose. Coleman Milne, renowned for their craftsmanship, takes the Saab 9-5 and transforms it into a serene and respectful atmosphere for the departed.

When Elegance Meets Utility: The Saab 9-5 Hearse's Remarkable Height - A Unique Take on an Executive Sports Car
When Elegance Meets Utility: The Saab 9-5 Hearse’s Remarkable Height – A Unique Take on an Executive Sports Car

Notable features of this vehicle include a multi-function steering wheel, air conditioning, electric windows, central locking, remote alarm, and a CD player. The 2.0-liter engine, paired with an automatic gearbox, offers a balanced combination of performance and economy. With four seats and panel sides replacing the original glass, it provides a comfortable and quiet ride.

This unique Saab 9-5 Hearse serves as an alternative to conventional vans and offers an ideal platform for signage. This particular example comes with a good service history and an MoT test certificate valid until October 2024. Remarkably, when new, similar examples cost in excess of £100,000, making this opportunity even more attractive as it goes to auction without reserve.

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When Elegance Meets Utility: The Saab 9-5 Hearse with an Unusual Height
When Elegance Meets Utility: The Saab 9-5 Hearse with an Unusual Height

Crafting Excellence: The Legacy of Coleman Milne

Coleman Milne has a rich history spanning over six decades in the funeral industry. Their commitment goes beyond building vehicles; it involves providing market solutions that enable their customers to deliver excellent service. They achieve this through a dedicated team, in-depth market knowledge, and a forward-thinking ethos.

Using cutting-edge design and manufacturing technology, Coleman Milne challenges conventions to produce innovative, advanced, and reliable ceremonial vehicles. Their commitment to design and engineering expertise is evident in their vehicles, which are engineered from the ground up, specifically as hearses and limousines. They utilize CNC machined 1:1 scale models and the latest CAD software modeling techniques to produce bodywork panels.

"Stretching Elegance: Saab 9-5 Hearse from the Side – Witness the Remarkable 2-Meter Extension and Over 1-Meter Height Increase.
“Stretching Elegance: Saab 9-5 Hearse from the Side – Witness the Remarkable 2-Meter Extension and Over 1-Meter Height Increase.

One of the distinguishing features of Coleman Milne is their commitment to quality. They offer a three-year/60,000 mile warranty, covering not only the base vehicle but the conversion itself. Additionally, their Aftercare Team provides exceptional service through a dedicated app, ensuring that repairs, MOTs, maintenance, and parts sourcing are convenient for their customers.

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Saab 9-5 Transformed: A Unique Journey into Hearse Customization

In recent times, Saab 9-5 models have taken on a unique and unconventional role on the British market as they have been transformed into hearses. This remarkable transformation has garnered attention and intrigue among both car enthusiasts and those in the funeral industry. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of Saab 9-5 hearses that were once available for sale on the British market.

Special Saab 9-5 Hearse on eBay

One notable example that made waves in the automotive and funeral industries was a special Saab 9-5 hearse listed on eBay. This custom creation by Coleman Milne, the renowned coachbuilder, showcased the transformation of a classic Saab 9-5 into a dignified funeral carriage. The vehicle’s sleek lines and luxurious interior provided a serene and respectful atmosphere for the departed. Its presence on eBay drew attention to the uniqueness of Saab 9-5 hearses and their ability to combine elegance and purpose.

The Huge Saab 9-5 Hearse

Another Saab 9-5 hearse that captured the imagination was the “Huge Saab 9-5 Hearse.” This larger-than-life creation demonstrated the versatility of the Saab 9-5 platform when it came to customizations. The spacious interior and meticulously designed hearse conversion made it an ideal choice for funeral services. It served as a testament to the innovation and craftsmanship of those in the industry.

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The Saab 9-5 Hearse Legacy

The Saab 9-5 hearse conversions mentioned above are just a glimpse into the legacy of these unique vehicles. They highlight the creative possibilities that exist within the funeral industry and how classic cars like the Saab 9-5 can be transformed to serve a solemn purpose. While these specific Saab 9-5 hearses may no longer be available for sale, their presence in the market once sparked intrigue and appreciation for the art of hearse customization.

A Tribute to Elegance and Respect

As we reflect on the journey of the special Saab 9-5 Hearse by Coleman Milne, it becomes clear that it represents much more than a mere vehicle. It embodies the essence of elegance and respect, offering a dignified farewell to those who have departed.

Coleman Milne’s unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship has elevated the funeral industry, setting a standard that transcends the ordinary. As this exceptional hearse prepares to go under the hammer at Mercedes-Benz World on November 25th, 2023, it invites us to be a part of a legacy that pays homage to life’s final moments with grace and reverence.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


  • I’m surprised Coleman Milne’s didn’t modify the 2.0 litre turbo as it only produces 230 horses from the factory specs.

    They need to modify the engine and transaxle to handle increased body dimensions and weight .

    At the least, Coleman should’ve replaced the 2.0 wit a twin turbo V6 gas or diesel (for it’s higher torque numbers).

    • Why? Your going to the cemetery and back, not going to the races, 230HP is plenty for it’s purpose.🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Would have been much sleeker if it had been styled on a 9-5 estate (similar to the volvo & omega hearses). Dare I say it looks like any hearse from the back, & a fiat multipla from the front 😲

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