Ray Tse Benz Headstone Linden, NJ

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    Ray Tse, Jr. fantasized as a teenager about getting a driver's license and owning a luxurious Mercedes Benz. Ray died in 1981 at the age of 15. His desire was posthumously and eerily fulfilled when his millionaire brother, David, commissioned a 36-ton granite memorial sculpted to resemble a full-size 1982 Mercedes Benz 2400 Diesel limousine. On both the trunk and the front, granite vanity license plates read: "RAY TSE." The carving is meticulous, accurate in every detail, save for the missing hood ornament and sideview mirrors (which would have been too easy for vandals to snap off). Three stonecutters spent 1 1/2 years creating it from a 66-ton block of granite at Rock of Ages, Barre, VT.

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    1. Willowfan 70 months ago | reply

      I'm blown away by this, Wow indeed!

    2. Tony Fischer Photography 70 months ago | reply

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      cool!

    3. kerrins_giraffe 70 months ago | reply

      wow that is really something. I don't even want to know the cost of this. I wonder what someone in a hundred years or so will think when they see this.

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    4. Pacobond 69 months ago | reply


      Tu foto se merece el mas hermoso y monumental mausoleo de todos los cementerios. ¡Genial!
      Cementerios Internacionales

    5. just.Luc 69 months ago | reply

      Questionable way to honour the memory of a 15 year old, but impressive by all means.....

    6. Brooklyn Bridge Baby 69 months ago | reply

      He must have been very much loved.

    7. wiedesign_60 66 months ago | reply

      only in jersey...jeeez!

    8. Pacobond 66 months ago | reply

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    9. adambangor 65 months ago | reply

      What an amazing memorial!

    10. oldog_oltrix 65 months ago | reply

      You mean it's not the gravestone of the US automobile industry? ... pardon me, but we Michiganians are looking at everything through rust-colored glasses these days ... brother have you got a dime? :-)

    11. Brooklyn Bridge Baby 65 months ago | reply

      Oldog...I didn't even consider this but you are hilarously right on the mark! Since I lost my job ten day ago, I pick up every dime that I spot!

    12. oldog_oltrix 65 months ago | reply

      This photo is a Senior Moments group Pic of the Day for December 19-20, 2008.

    13. Custom_Cab 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Classic Professional Cars, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Kinda Cool!

    14. Custom_Cab 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Odd, unusual, weird, wacky, or custom cars, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. urban-miff 50 months ago | reply

      that is incredible

    16. .betsy.anderson. 50 months ago | reply

      WoW that's really cool... that has got to be heavy...

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