This very special and exceptionally rare hearse, the Damascus, was the finest offered by Sayers and Scovill in 1939. In the late 1930’s, production of the carved-panel hearses diminished as the limousine-style hearse gained in popularity.

This particular LaSalle by Sayers and Scovill features all of the optional “S&S” markings on the grill, hood louvers, hubcaps, rear bumper and door step-plates. No “LaSalle” nameplates appear on the hearse. It also has two additional rare options-one being the Sayers and Scovil Extension Table patented in 1935, and the other being the side doors for the casket compartment. The “top of the line” Damascus model also features carvings on the rear door. The hearse still has the Sayers and Scovil date-markings around the grill. The division window behind the chauffeur features an etched sunburst pattern. The casket compartment is finished in a very fine stained wood with cloth inserts.

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