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For Sale: 1977 Cadillac Hearse
in Mount Dora (Orlando), Florida

Classic cars for sale coast to coast This vehicle is listed by
Classic Dreamcars, Inc.
Classic Dreamcars, Inc.
206 North Highland Street
Mount Dora (Orlando), FL 32757
325-385-1945
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Description
 
1977 CADILLAC 'LOW MILEAGE' S&S VICTORIA HEARSE

SAYERS & SCOVIL ( S&S ) VICTORIA LANDAU 'ENDLOADER'

MANY OF THESE 70'S VINTAGE HEARSES ARE JUST PLAIN USED-UP. BUT, YOU ARE LOOKING NOW AT ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF A 35 YEAR-OLD ANTIQUE HEARSE IN THE MARKETPLACE. A TITLE PROVEN 18,027 'ACTUAL MILEAGE' FUNERAL COACH . THIS GREAT VINTAGE PRO-CAR WAS MADE BY THE OLDEST, MOST RESPECTED, CUSTOM COACH BUILDER IN THE BUSINESS.....S & S ( SAYERS AND SCOVILL) COACH BUILDERS OF LIMA, OHIO (CIRCA: 1890) WHO WERE ACQUIRED BY HESS & EISENHARDT. THIS BEAUTY WAS PURCHASED 'NEW' IN NOV. 1976 WHILE ACTUALLY BEING DISPLAYED IN THE HESS AND EISENHARDT COACHBUILDER'S BOOTH : IN THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA "FUNERAL DIRECTORS" CONVENTION. OUR RECORDS SHOW IT WAS THEN DELIVERED TO THE LEONARD E. BURANOVSKY FUNERAL HOME IN A SMALL PENNSYLVANIA BOROUGH WHERE IT SAW VERY LIMITED USE. WE WERE TOLD BY THE OWNER THIS TINY FUNERAL PARLOR ASSIGNED ONE, SPECIFIC DRIVER FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE OF THE CAR AND HE BABIED, MAINTAINED AND STORED THE CAR IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED GARAGE.  THIS FUNERAL HOME WAS BOUGHT OUT BY ANOTHER "F.D." AND THE CAR WAS THEN USED ONLY UP TO UNTIL 1997, WHEN IT WAS RESPECTFULLY RETIRED TO THE OWNERS GARAGE. WE ARE VERY PROUD TO HAVE SOLD THIS CAR 3+ YEARS AGO AND WERE ABLE TO BUY IT BACK WHEN THE OWNERS HEALTH DETERIORATED. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 1,299 CARS BUILT IN '77 ON THE CADILLAC COMMERCIAL CHASSIS OF ALL BODY STYLES,  BY ALL FOUR OF THE COACHBUILDERS (HEARSE, AMBULANCE, SERVICE CARS & PRO-CAR LIMOUSINES ) SOURCES SAY IT IS ONE OF APPROX. 416 'ENDLOADERS' BY S & S HAND BUILT IN 1977 . DESPITE THE FACT THE NEW FRAMES WERE SHORTENED THIS YEAR JUST OVER 12" S&S WOULD ADVERTISE IN THEIR BROCHURE THIS COACH WAS ACTUALLY "THE LONGEST OF ALL THE COACHES BUILT, HAD THE WIDEST, HIGHEST REAR DOOR IN THE INDUSTRY, THE LOWEST FRAME (FOR LOADING)AND CASKET ROLLERS UNDER THE REAR DOOR"- WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED THE MOST.  

IT WAS A VERY POPULAR YEAR FOR CADILLAC'S AS GM BUILT 369,254 CARS IN 1977 SO, THAT ALONE MAKES THIS A VERY LIMITED BUILD CAR.





AMAZINGLY, IT STILL RETAINS IT'S MINT ORIGINAL INTERIOR. THE EXTERIOR IS FINISHED IN IT'S ORIGINAL 'TRADITIONAL HEARSE COLOR' "SABLE BLACK" WITH THE "MEDIUM BLUE" D'ELEGANCE BROCADE INTERIOR (MINT) AND BLACK 'LONG GRAIN' VINYL "SCULPTURED" ROOFLINE. THIS COACH HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL  S&S / CADILLAC BOOKS AND RECORDS INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE. IT CARRIES THE 425 CUBIC INCH 7.0 LITER V8 WITH 4-BARREL CARBURETOR (NOT THE TROUBLESOME FUEL INJECTION) WITH THE 3-SPEED HYDRAMATIC TRANSMISSION. ALL OF THESE S & S COACHES WERE BUILT ON THE NEW 8680-S COMMERCIAL, LADDER -TYPE FRAME, CONSTRUCTED ON A MASTER JIG, WITH A ONE-PIECE, CONTOURED STEEL ROOF FOR LASTING DEPENDABILITY & SAFETY (WHILE 'OTHER COACHBUILDERS EXPERIMENTED WITH FIBERGLAS ROOFS). POWER DISC BRAKES AND (17.5:1) STEERING MAKE THIS DREAMBOAT A JOY TO DRIVE WHILE THE 3:08 REAR AXLE / TRANSMISSION COMBINATION GIVES IMPROVED GAS MILEAGE....A WELCOME CHANGE FROM THE EARLIER COACHES.

THIS IS THE FANCY "VICTORIA" MODEL WITH THE OPTIONAL SWAG DRAPERIES, COLOR-MATCHED BLACK HUBCAPS WITH

S & S BADGES, DOOR EDGE GUARDS, FACTORY UNDERCOATING, THE TRADITIONAL S & S CHROME TRIANGLE HOOD ORNAMENT, TILT WHEEL, DUAL REMOTE MIRRORS, LIT SIDE COACH LAMPS, CHROME WREATH / FUNERAL SHIELD PACKAGE, RARE S&S TAIL BADGE, AM/ FM RADIO W/ POWER ANTENNA & NEW SPEAKERS, WALNUT 'CASKET TABLE' AND EVEN A COLLECTABLE 'S&S' FRONT LICENSE PLATE. ALL S & S MODELS IN 1977 OFFERED DEEP-CUSHIONED SPLIT SEAT BACK WITH CENTER FOLD-DOWN ARMREST, SHADED COMMERCIAL WINDSHIELD, TINTED GLASS, PARTITION GLASS W/ SLIDING WINDOW, ELECTRIC POWER WINDOWS, PERMANENT SET REAR DOOR GLASS, SPARE TIRE COMPARTMENT, BUILT-IN CHURCH TRUCK WELL, TWO -WAY MANUAL SEATS, (3) DOME LIGHTS , ELEVEN CASKET ROLLERS, SKID PLATES, AND BIER PINS, HEAVY DUTY DEFROSTER / HEATER, YOU WERE OFFERED YOUR CHOICE OF ANY CADILLAC COLOR, DAY-NIGHT MIRRORS, AND OVERSIZED DUAL PADDED SUNVISORS.

THIS CUSTOM MADE COACH IS IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, READY FOR WHATEVER THE NEED MAY BE....CURRENT SERVICE, OR COLLECTOR CAR. IT IS NOT ONLY ONE THE TRUE, LOWEST MILEAGE EXAMPLES LEFT OUT THERE BUT, THE MORE DESIRABLE BLACK/ BLUE COLOR COMBINATION. ONLY SUPERIOR COACH 'SCULPTURED' THE REAR SECTION OF THE COACH CABIN MAKING IT ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILT. IF YOU'RE TIRED OF LOOKING AT 'JUNK' ....YOU JUST UPGRADED TO THE VERY NICEST 35 YR OLD FUNERAL COACH OUT THERE. $24,950.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: CC1-1449043
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$24,950
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Mount Dora (Orlando), FL
Zip
32757
Vehicle Basics

Year
1977

 
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