On The Blog: Marconi Auto Museum |This Day In History: A Corvette Burial


 

Wait, what?

Yup. On this day in 1994 a Pennsylvania man was lowered into the earth inside his beloved 1984 white Corvette.

George Swanson was a former U.S. Army Sgt. and worked as a beer distributor after he served his country during World War II.

For years Mr. Swanson planned his automobile burial ceremony and sequentially bought 12 plots to accommodate his car.

On the day of the service, family placed a handmade quilt around his ashes, strategically placed on the driver’s seat, a love letter from his wife and a cassette deck with the song, Release Me, ready to play when the ceremony finished.

“George always said he lived a fabulous life, and he went out in a fabulous style,” Caroline Swanson said later. “You have a lot of people saying they want to take it with them. He took it with him.”

Welp. Yolo, right?

Maybe not for car enthusiasts. The Corvette had a mere 27,000 miles on its odometer …

But, a quick Google search will show you a car burial isn’t the strangest request by the deceased.

It’s getting increasingly more difficult to be original in this day and age…..

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