Building a “Harold and Maude” Jaguar E-Type Hearse

The morbid, macabre and entirely transfixing Jaguar E-Type hearse first crossed into the public consciousness through the 1971 cult classic film “Harold and Maude.” Ken Roberts, in search of a “movie car,” ultimately decided to build one himself. As Roberts shares with Petrolicious, “In the movie, Harold builds his in about two days. Well, it took us four years, and more money than I even want to admit to.” The original Jaguar hearse was built by the same man who put together the original batmobile, who chooses to remain anonymous—though he consulted with Roberts. Not only does the E-Type hearse drive well, Roberts is touring it around the country.