Skip to comments.Man buried with beloved car
Posted on 04/04/2007 9:17:13 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick
KUMBAKONAM: A farmer in a Tamil Nadu village loved his car so dearly that when he died, his relatives decided to bury his old Morris Minor along with him as per his wishes.
Narayanswami, headman of Sivapuram village near Kumbakonam, in southern India died last week at the age of 64. A wealthy farmer with three sons and daughters, he bought his prized Morris Minor in 1958.
According to reports, Narayanswami was spiritually inclined but lavished his affection on his vintage car. He had earlier expressed the wish that he be buried with his car when he died.
When his friends and relatives gathered to bury him on Monday, they decided that the Morris Minor should definitely go with him.
The car was decorated and Narayanswami's body was placed in it.
A huge grave was dug with an excavator and a large crowd gathered to see the master and his machine laid to rest together.
‘You can take it with you’ PING!
What a waste of a classic auto.
How oddly British of him.
How many years will it take to completely rust out?
Man that’s living!
Reminds me of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s ‘Willie the Wimp’.
I’ve always loved Morris Minors. The old Renault 4CV had a similar body style.
LOL! I had a 1961 Morris Minor when I was in college. They were always burning valves. I finally solved that problem by replacing the $1 standard valve with $4 Mini Cooper valves.
Even back then, it got well over 40 MPG. I remember driving from Salinas, CA to Yuba City, CA (210 miles) for $1.95...
Yes, the car made famous in an Abbott and Costello skit with the sewing machine in the trunk. (grin)
Depends on how wet the soil is and the mineral content.
If dry and relatively neutral, never.
That’s weird! They should have at least closed his eyes or put sunglasses on him or something.
That’s a cool little car! It would make a neat street rod.
I had a Morris Minor back when they were still making them, my first car!
It’s too bad he wasn’t allowed to marry his car while he was alive.
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