Coleman Milne is the market leader in creating, building and selling hearses and limousines in the United Kingdom, using its own British engineers. The Company’s objective is to provide a range of hearses and limousines of leading design, which are competitively priced and of a quality appropriate to their function.
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Pierceys Coachbuilders formed to serve a market with Horsedrawn & Hansom Cabs
Thomas Woodall Nicholson bought & re launched Piercey’s under his own name
Following the death of Thomas, control was passed to son Charles who specialised in building bespoke bodywork for various prominent motor manufacturers
Under new management, Woodall Nicholson began specialise in converting used Rolls-Royce chassis into hearses
Coleman Milne established at Bolton by partners John Coleman & Roderick Milne
MK 1 Zephyr & Zodiac released
MK 2 Zephyr & Zodiac released
MK 3 Zephyr & Zodiac released
MK 4 Zephyr & Zodiac released
Coleman Milne became the supplier of choice for Ford Vehicle Conversions for the UK funeral trade
MK 5 Granada I Hearse and Limousine released
MK 6 Granada II Hearse and Limousine released
Coleman Milne was sold to the Hawley Group
Woodall Nicholson & Hawley Group merged and Coleman Milne became specialist in Funeral Vehicle conversions
The Hawley Group purchased the famous Henlys chain of BL dealers, and promptly formed a Motoring Division comprising Henlys and Coleman Milne
MK 7 Scorpio Granada I Hearse and Limousine released
The Hawley Group was purchased by ADT, who closed down the Halifax operation and centered the coachbuilding activities at Coleman Milne’s base at Westhoughton, Bolton.
Two years later, ADT sold Henlys and Coleman Milne to the Plaxton Group, the bus and coach manufacturer based in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
MK 8 Scorpio Granada II Hearse and Limousine released
Mercedes E-Class 124 Hearse and Limousine released
Following a Management buy out, Woodall Nicholson became holding company for Coleman Milne & Mellor Coach Craft
MK 9 Scorpio Granada III Hearse and Limousine released
Mercedes E-Class 210 Hearse and Limousine released
Coleman Milne lead the field with the launch of the first Australian Ford range of ceremonial vehicles - The MK 10
Mercedes E-Class 211 Hearse and Limousine released
2000 - 2009
Saab 9-5 Hearse and Limousine released
MK 11 Australian Ford face lift BA & BF Hearse and Limousine released
Mercedes E-Class 212 Hearse and Limousine released
2013 - June
First Coleman Milne S-Class luxury limousine was delivered to Donald Mclaren Funeral Directors in Scotland
2013 - July
Management buy out - FD & MD retires. Former Sales Director becomes MD with Brian Davidson as Chairman and Dan Jackson as FD
Used Car Search
Our selection of pre-owned hearses includes brands like Mercedes Benz, Vauxhall, Ford, Rolls Royce and more. You can find a large range of pre-owned limousines of different ages and mileages via our approved used search.
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