ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Just in time for Halloween, there's a chance to get your hands on something scary: a Cadillac hearse for sale at auction.
It's a unique item that somehow ended up with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department.
It's part of a levied-property auction, and as far as is known, this will be a first for an item like this to be sold by the county.
Cadillac rims, a Cadillac hood ornament, leather interior, who wouldn't want to drive around a 2001 Cadillac in good condition even if it's a hearse?
Sgt. Aaron Williamson said it's not something the department is used to having up on the auction block.
The hearse is one of three vehicles seized in a court order from a funeral home to repay a tax debt.
"We do get some unique items, hand tools, we'll get RVs, vehicles, things of that nature," Williamson said. "This is the first time I've ever seen a hearse come through."
The memento from those in the business of death reposes next to the Tijeras Cemetery in the lot where it will remain until taken away by its next owner after Friday's auction.
So, how much will something like this go for?
"I'm not sure the exact starting price, but I've been told it could start somewhere in the $3-$5,000 range," Williamson said.
The price is a deal, if you have no hang-ups with the spacious back seat and the cargo it carried in its past life.
"I would imagine somebody that's in that business, or there maybe a collector out there that's kind of into that type of vehicle," said Williamson. "He may pick up a new car at a good price this week."
Whether you're in the funeral business or not, anyone can bid on the hearse. The auction is Friday at 10 a.m. at the East Area Command Center, 48 Public School Road in Tijeras.
Also up for auction are a 2003 E-150 cargo van and a 1998 Plymouth Minivan. All sales are final.
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