File this under odd symbolism. Lonnie Holloway, of Saluda, S.C., was buried in the front seat of his 1973 Pontiac Catalina on Tuesday. Both were lowered into the grave by a crane.

Watching The Associated Press video of the funeral and the emerald green Pontiac being lowered into the earth, it almost seemed like a funeral for the brand, which General Motors killed off in June.

Mr. Holloway, who died last week at age 90, outlived Pontiac by only a few months.

"He said, 'They’re going to have me with my hat on, driving down the road,' and I said I’m going to be there. That’s what he wanted. I know that sounds crazy," Malcom Jones, a friend of Mr. Holloway, told

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