VOLKSWAGEN FUNERALS - classic VW funeral cars


1972 Bay window hearse

We offer a 'show winning' very rare and unique VW 'Type 26' bay window coach built hearse, the only one of it's kind offered for hire. Simply known as 'the camper van hearse'  this original 1972 hearse has  been sympathetically restored is absolutely beautiful.

Available to hire nationwide


Volkswagen bay window hearse

1965 Split screen hearse

There's also 'Ernie' our handsome 1965 split screen VW hearse for those who love the earlier model.  Ernie has spent most of his life in the United States and is two tone silver and has oodles of shiny stainless steel fittings. 

Available to hire nationwide


Volkswagen split screen hearse

1967 Split screen Passenger bus

Winnie is a stunning 11 window Kombi and has seating for up to 5 passengers. She is an Australian bus who has been adjusting to our British weather for around 9 years.

Available to hire in the Midlands

Volkswagen 5 seat passenger bus

Thank you for visiting our website, whatever your reason for visiting our page please be assured that we are here to help you at what is most likely a very difficult time for you. Volkswagen Funerals provide a completely unique service supplying an alternative funeral transport. We may also be able to assist you in finding suitable funeral directors and suppliers who can help you plan a fitting funeral from some of the amazing coffins that are available to what you can do with your loved ones ashes. For those wishing to do more of the funeral for yourselves or 'DIY' funerals we may be able to assist you with this too.  


We are Midlands based, our alternative hearses are available nationwide.

Our Volkswagens are the perfect choice for a traditional funeral but also are very popular for life celebrations also Pagan / Wiccan funerals, Buddhist, eco, and green funerals and woodland and natural burials. Also for folk who had a great sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors, perhaps they travelled in one or enjoyed music festivals,  enjoyed holidays in a Volkswagen camper or owned a Beetle and for people who always wanted to own or go travelling in one.

We have found that it's sometimes easier for the mourners to have a service away from the restraints of a crematorium or church. Holding a funeral at a venue is getting more popular and one idea that we have done several times is that we 'drive away into the sunset' as people wave, clap, send up balloons or Doves, this effectively becomes the committal, a little different to curtains but it can be done. Feel free to ask about this. 



There is a huge following of this marque of vehicle and as VW enthusiasts ourselves we know the community have welcomed suitable vehicles and a professional trust worthy service to cater for our own sadly departed 'Vee Dubbers'.  


Funeral rituals have come a long way since the Victorian era. While many families continue to prefer traditional funerals, an increasing number are now changing traditions in many ways. The purpose of a funeral is ultimately to bring peace and comfort to the bereaved, and whatever rituals are best for them are the ones that should be used. 

Our fleet is often called in to provide a more fitting tribute for when the sad death of a young person has occurred. The friendly look of the VW and light paintwork can help to brighten a very sad difficult day and mark a memorable occasion. 
Our Volkswagens have a pennant flag on the roof and we are happy to apply a single ribbon to the front of the vehicles we have various colours to choose from, the flag also helps other road users to see that this is a  funeral cortege. You can personalise our vehicles too if you want to. 



We will work in partnership with your Funeral Director  and liaise with them,  or  you can give us your transport requirements directly and we will contact the Funeral Director. 


DIY? We are able to guide and assist you with the funeral if you wish to do it or some of it yourself. We have the correct equipment and we can supply competitively priced coffins. We are recommended by The Natural Death Centre and are members of the association of Natural Burial Grounds.


Biertrice has now made her journey to the Midlands from Cornwall and will have a touch of careful restoration so shortly we will offer a beautiful original Victorian hand bier for those who wish to take their loved one on the very final stage together. Also available to hire for display and film hire.

If you are unsure that your chosen funeral director will provide your choice of alternative transport ask them, if they are not willing to fulfill your requests then you should consider a company that will. Remember they are a business and as such are there to serve you. We have heard all kinds of excuses for companies not letting families have what they want from transport to coffins, and also selling things to you that you don't need or want. Don't sign anything if you are unsure or if they won't give you a written estimate, just take some time out to think about it, there is no rush! 

If you have any questions relating to hiring our service you are welcome to call, fill in the contact form or just email us, there is never any obligation.


It is most important that you do check our availability before booking your funeral service.

Volkswagen Funerals attention to detail and service has made us an industry leader and winners of the 2014 Good Funeral Awards. With show winning vehicles to choose from, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for to mark the passing of a unique individual. If you require assistance, our qualified staff will provide you with expert guidance, with no obligation. 


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