During Sunday's Daytona 500, an ad appeared on Craigslist to sell the Lincoln hearse that carried NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. body during his funeral for $8,800. It sold. Now, the seller tells us exclusively he now regrets it.
The ad, titled "The Last Ride of #3," offered no more information than any traditional car ad on Craigslist: just four photos of a old 1996 Lincoln Town Car hearse with 115,114 miles and less than 50 words. "The ultimate in NASCAR memorabilia...Super condition for the actual hearse used on the funeral of NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt."
The seller was Bill McKeithan, a North Carolina man who'd bought the hearse a year ago. According to him, the Lincoln had been traded in by the funeral home that arranged Earnhardt's burial following his deadly crash in the 2001 Daytona 500, having been used to transport his body from the local airport to the mausoleum where Earnhardt was interred. (The burial was held in private, a day before a public memorial)