Ms. West’s handwritten will stipulates that, if her husband died before her, her brother-in-law, Sol West, must be buried by car. If he fails to do so, he is nearly disqualified. Mr. West “had other ideas for the Ferrari,” Orth wrote, but eventually the box fell through, and a pair of cement trucks got to work and wrapped it up.
“The story is true,” said David Williams, editor of Prancing Horse. “She was buried with her Ferrari.” Ferrari registers Barchetta.cc confirm that the owner of the 5055 left steering wheel, Sandra West, was “buried in a car in San Antonio.”
Jim Dossey, an attorney for Dossey & Jones in The Woodlands, Texas, said burial with your vehicle is “obviously allowed in Texas.”
He added: “You don’t have to be buried in a coffin – there’s no law against a substitute container. Although cemeteries may have rules about it. “
The Ferrari of Ms. West has had a history of its own. Ferrari 330 GT . Registry report that the car had been acquired by television producer Burt Sugarman from Chinetti Motors of Greenwich, Conn. This is one of six or seven Ferraris Mr. Sugarman says he bought from Chinetti, and he says he often repaints them in candy apple red. Mr. Sugarman is a good friend of famous California custom house George Barrisand it was Richard Korkes, the store manager of Barris Kustoms Store, who repainted it that same year. A photograph shows Mr. Korkes, who built cars for many famous peoplewith Mr. Barris – and the Ferrari is now red.
Mr Sugarman can’t remember if he sold the Ferrari directly to Ms West, but he said he got to know her very well and she told him she loved the car and wanted to be buried in it. “Sandy is a work of art,” he said.
And what are Miss West’s other Ferraris? A 1974 246 GTS by Scaglietti, frame number 08454, sold in 2016 at RM Sotheby’s Phoenix sold for $396,000.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/business/car-burials-funerals.html You can take it with you, if the grave is deep enough