Think about the car you drove when you first received your license. Chances are, it was a far cry from a Mercedes-Benz. But like most teenagers, Ray Tse Jr. had dreamed of driving a Mercedes-Benz at age 15 , and with a millionaire brother, his chances were much better than most of ours. Sadly, Tse’s life was cut short in a 1981 before he ever had the opportunity to drive the car of his dreams.
Although Tse never had the opproutnity to own a Mercedes-Benz while he was alive, no one will forget his affinity for the luxury brand when they visit his headstone because he is buried beneath a granite rendering of a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 2400 Diesel limo.
Located in New Jersey, the massive memorial was commissioned by Ray’s brother David and allegedly takes up 40 cemetery plots. The 36-ton granite Mercedes-Benz limo is reported to have cost approximately $250,000. The front and rear of the beautifully sculpted 2400 Diesel Limousine features vanity plates that both display the name “RAY TSE.”
The vehicle carving is absolutely stunning and incredibly accurate. Notable omissions include elements that would stick out and be easily damaged, like the hood ornament and side mirrors. The headstone took three stonecutters 1.5 years to sculpt from an enormous 66-ton block of granite.
The Mercedes-Benz 2400 Diesel limo is located at 355 E. Linden Ave. in Linden, New Jersey. If you visit the area, it looks to be quite the spectacle and certainly one worth checking out in person.