Sandra West Was Buried In a Lace Nightgown Inside Her 1964 Ferrari

By on May 23, 2016

As stipulated in her will, millionaire heiress Sandra West was buried in lingerie in the driver’s seat of her powder blue 1964 Ferrari.
Sandra West being buried in her Ferrari

Thanks to Messy Nessy Chic for digging this out of the dark corners of the internet today:

Sandra West, heiress to her dead husband Ike West’s Texas oil fortune, died from an overdose of prescription drugs on March 10, 1977 in her Beverly Hills home. West, who was described by her physician as “a psychotic with a tendency toward paranoia and hallucination,” had requested in her will that she be dressed in her lace nightgown and buried in one of her three Ferraris “with the seat slanted comfortably.”

Because you wouldn’t want your corpse to spend eternity in an awkward, upright position.

West’s body and her beloved Ferrari were sent back to Texas, where a huge grave was dug beside her husband in San Antonio’s Alamo Masonic Cemetery. The car was placed inside a large wooden crate, lowered into the ground by a crane, and then covered in concrete.

Sandra West and her Ferrari

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    Pamela Miller

    June 23, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    The car featured above was NOT the one in which she was buried; it was the Ferrari Dino.

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    David B

    May 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Yeah, I think she wanted the radio playing her favorite station as well!

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      John Beach

      June 28, 2019 at 7:28 am

      That radio probably didn’t receive the signal too well after being covered with concrete and dirt. Imagine being an archaeologist and coming across that several thousand years from now.

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