1937 Buick Byzantine<< back to home page
- Drive TypeRear
- EngineStraight V8
- Exterior ColorBlack
- Fuel TypeGasoline
- Interior ColorRed
- Stock No.1937BuickHRS28k919
All Original! 1937 Buick Byzantine Sayers and Scovill S&S hearse with only 28k miles on it!
Drives great and looks super inside and out! 28k original miles (the funeral home that owned it was across the street from the cemetery). This is a rare find! Call 678-313-4462 for more info. Rust Free Hearse - it is solid and gorgeous! (Southern car!) We can help ship anywhere and we welcome international buyers.
Here is more info about the production of these hearse - these were top of the line in 1937!
1937 S&S Byzantine Hearse.
This 1937 funeral coach was built by the Sayers and Scovill Coach Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. During the 1937 model year, S&S utilized the Buick chassis for their elaborate funeral coaches however they went to great lengths to disguise the actual chassis manufacturer.
The funeral coach you see here is S&S's top-of-the-line offering for 1937 and is called the Byzantine model. It features a large, three section, arched drapery panel on the sides, dual side mount spare tires, nickel-plated coach lamps, wide whitewall tires, chrome hubcaps with the S&S insignia, a spacious and very ornate casket compartment, and the S&S year marks (also known as "date marks") on the grill.
S&S hearse interior
Walnut and Mohair casket compartment.
The interior of the casket compartment is a masterpiece of gothic design, featuring an eggplant colored mohair fabric and walnut paneling with gothic church-window fabric s. Nickel plated coach lamps illuminate the interior, and a small window is placed in the center of the carved draperies for the display of a Crucifix or Cross. This is the only carved side hearse we've ever seen with this special window. There are extension rollers at the rear loading door that pull out to ease the loading of the casket into the funeral coach.
You would never know this is a Buick. S&S removed all references to the chassis maker, including the glove box door insignia, grill badges, and even the hub caps. The hub caps are engraved with the proud S&S initials in a six-point shield.
Carved? Cast. Aerodynamic art carved coach - Buick straight 8 on a Buick commercial chassis. Fitted with the most luxurious burgandy mohair and cathedral styled trim.
Drapery panels with crucifix window.
Despite being called a "carved-side" or "carved-panel" hearse the panels actually aren't carved. By the late 1930s S&S utilized an aluminum casting process to fabricate the ornate drapery panels. This produced a lighter weight, more durable, and longer lasting panel with greater detail.
The use of the S&S year marks actually began two years before, in 1935, as Sayers and Scovill sought a way to disguise the chassis manufacturer and the exact year of the vehicle. These year marks, in one form or another, became a tradition with Sayers and Scovill funeral coaches for generations and is still available as a special request on S&S hearses and limousines today.
Inside the Cab.
The driver's compartment.
Inside the driver's compartment of the Byzantine funeral coach, you're surrounded by wood graining on the metal dash and door panels and mohair fabric. Your view over the long, slender hood is exceptional.
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