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 The Cenowa Collection

Many thanks to, Tim Cenowa, for sharing his personal collection of early hearse and ambulance photographs.

The vehicles are listed by make, then year
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Austin
Austin Hearses: A collection of images, showing Simpson Family Funeral Service's hearses, in and around London, England. The photographs are a gift from T. Allen Funeral Service, U.K.
Boothill Express: A custom built, hemi-powered, street rod funeral coach, made from a Cunningham horse-drawn hearse. The hearse sold at the Kruse International Auction, held on Labor Day, 1998, for $33,000.00.
 
Buick
1950 Buick Roadmaster Combination by Flxible: Owned by Mr. Neil Elliott, of Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada.
1960 Buick Premier Ambulance by Flxible: Owned by Mr. Gene Lichtman, of Mt. Airy, Maryland.
1960 Buick Service-Car 1960 Buick Service-Car by Flxible: An extremely rare coach, owned by Mr. John Ehmer, Pittsburgh, PA.
1986 Buick Landau Hearse by Superior Coach Company: Beautiful, original, black hearse with burgundy cloth interior and a wood grain bier.
1991 Buick Landau Hearse by S&S: Now owned by Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Homes of West Branch, MI, black with a black roof and burgundy interior.
1992 Buick Signature Series Hearse by Eureka Coach Company: The Signature Series was Eureka's top of the line offering. This rare coach is dark blue with matching interior.
1995 Buick Sovereign Hearse by Superior Coaches: Dark cherry with a matching roof and cloth interior. The coach is in excellent condition and is now owned by Mr. Richard Shields, Wilson-Bates Mortuary, Ely, NV.
 
Cadillac
Cadillac Hearse Renderings: Three pencil sketches of 1993-1995 Cadillac concepts, by Rance Bennett. Please let me know your comments.

1916 Cadillac Carved-Panel Hearse by A. Giessel and Sons

1916 Cadillac Carved Panel Hearse by A. Geissel and Sons: The oldest Cadillac hearse known to exist.
1930 Cadillac Cathedral Hearse by James Cunningham Son and Co.: A very special open drive hearse originally built for Robert J. Ambruster.
1936 Cadillac Ambulance 1936 Cadillac Ambulance: A race car? No, but Buck Kamphausen's ambulance was in The Great Race.
1939 Cadillac Carved-Panel Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: This outstanding hearse is now owned by Mr. Jerry Kayser, Kayser's Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake, WA. Over the past few years he has had the coach fully restored. In August of 1998, it was shown at the Professional Car Society's International Meet, where it won the highest award of Best of Show.
1941 Cadillac Flower-Car by the A.J. Miller Company: Rare!
1941 Cadillac Gothic Carved-Panel Hearse by John Little: An outstanding coach, in outstanding condition. Mr. Lloyd Needham of London, Ontario, Canada, is the proud owner.
1946 Cadillac Limousine-Style Hearse by Superior: A beautiful low mileage coach owned by Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
1951 Cadillac Limousine-Style Hearse/Ambulance by S&S: Great find! A true one-owner coach from a Washington funeral home. The rare coach is now owned by Mr. Sam Smith, Smith Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.
1953 Cadillac Flower Car by Eureka: A beautiful two-tone coach owned by Tom Hoczyk of Ft. Wayne, IN.
1953 Cadillac Hearse 1953 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Superior: Factory photographs.
1953 Cadillac Ambulance 1953 Cadillac Limousine-Style Ambulance by Superior: Factory photographs.
1954 Cadillac 1954 Cadillac by Superior: Installing body in the Superior plant.
1954 Cadillac Landau Combination by Superior 1954 Cadillac Landau Combination by Superior
1954 Cadillac Three-Way Landau Hearse by Eureka: An extremely rare coach owned by PCS member Tom Hoczyk, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Tom purchased the car in Arizona, then fully restored it in time to show at the 1998 PCS Meet, held in Chicago.
1954 Cadillac Ambulance 1954 Cadillac Limousine-Style Ambulance by Superior
1954 Cadillac Limousine-Style Combination 1954 Cadillac Limousine-Style Combination
1955 Cadillac Flower-Car by A.J. Miller: Very nice original coach, now owned by Mr. Ken Howe, Lebanon, MO.
1955 Cadillac Combination 1955 Cadillac Limousine-Style Combination with coach work by Meteor: Very nice original two-tone coach, now owned by Mr. Ken Howe, Lebanon, MO.
1956 Cadillac Limousine-Style Ambulance by Superior Coach Company: Beautiful red and white coach owned by Mr. Richard C. Statham, McDonough, Georgia.
1957 Cadillac Imperial Sedan by Fleetwood: An outstanding original black car with gray interior.
1958 Cadillac Beau Monde Combination 1958 Cadillac Beau Monde Limousine-Style Combination with coach work by Superior: The Beau Monde styled coaches were very attractive, this example, now owned by Mr. Torsten Berg, resides in Sweden.
1958 Cadillac Combination 1958 Cadillac Limousine-Style Combination by Eureka Coaches: 44,000 actual miles. Great coach, still finished in it's original gray with a matching crinkle finish top, formal drapes, reversible floor rollers and optional wrap-around rear windows.
1959 Cadillac Ambulance by Superior:  A beautiful red and white coach.
1959 Cadillac Landau Combination by Superior Coaches 1959 Cadillac Landau Combination by Superior Coaches: A very pretty coach featuring wrap-around windows. This rare vehicle is owned by Mr. Howard Johnson, Bessemer, AL.
1960 Cadillac Hearse 1960 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Eureka Coaches: Very nice dark green coach proudly owned by Mr. Tom Hoczyk, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
1960 Cadillac Victoria Landau Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: Very nice original black coach owned by Mr. Mark Goodwin, Kewanee, Illinois.
1962 Cadillac Royale Rescuer Ambulance by Superior 1962 Cadillac Royal Rescuer Ambulance by Superior Coaches: The Rescuer was Superior's high-top version of the Royal Ambulance. Originally, they sold for $11,552.00 and included quad tunnel lights, a revolving light and a Federal Siren/Light. According to the book "Superior, The Complete History", by Thomas A. McPherson, Superior built 186 ambulances in 1962. This particular ambulance is now owned by Mr. Eric Schlieter, of Dubuque, Iowa.
1964 Cadillac Paramount Combination by Miller-Meteor: A very rare coach owned by Mr. Larry Allan, Grand Rapids, MI.
1964 Cadillac Hearse 1964 Cadillac Three-Way Crown Landau Hearse with coach work by Superior: Nice original silver coach with a black roof, this was Superior's finest offering in 1964. It is now owned by Mr. Michael Rawaillot, of Woodridge, IL.
1965 Cadillac Royal Ambulance by Superior: Owned by Mr. Robert Parsons of Clarendon Hills, IL.
1969 Cadillac Combination by Superior: Owned by Mr. Paul Saether, Blanchardville, WI.
1970 Cadillac Crown Sovereign Landau: A red and black coach that was displayed during an open house at the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home. The photo is a gift from Barry Caselli.
1971 Cadillac Medic Mark Ambulance by S&S: A fantastic green hearse that placed first in it's class at the 1998 Professional Car Society's International Meet, held in Chicago, IL. The proud owner is Evan Butchers, Frankford, Ontario, Canada.
1972 Cadillac Flower-Car 1972 Cadillac Flower-Car by Superior Coaches: Still sees occasional use by Mr. Howard Johnson, Bessemer, AL.
1976 Cadillac Combination by Miller-Meteor: Owned by Mr. Larry Dirks, of Sterling, IL.
1984 Cadillac Armor Plated Limousine 1984 Cadillac Armor Plated Limousine: The pride and joy of Mr. Gregg D. Merksamer, Briarcliff, NY. Gregg has nicknamed the car "Sherman", since Cadillac built tanks during WWII.
1985 Cadillac Victoria Landau Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: Now owned by Mr. Richard Mowen, Mowen Funeral Home, Owosso, MI. The low mileage coach is finished in Cadillac's Dark Adriatic Blue and features an S&S extension table.
1986 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Superior 1986 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Superior: Silver with a silver roof and burgundy interior.

1986 Cadillac Six-Door Limousine by Armbruster Stageway: Black with a black vinyl roof and blue cloth interior.
1988 Cadillac Victoria Hearse by Sayers and Scovill 1988 Cadillac Hearse by S&S: White with a black vinyl roof and maroon interior. Owned by Thompson Funeral Home, Detroit, Michigan.

1988 Cadillac Six-Door Limousine by Eureka Coach Company: Silver with a black vinyl roof and blue cloth interior.
1989 Cadillac Victoria Hearse by Sayers and Scovill:  This special hearse is finished in black with a matching black vinyl roof and blue interior.
1990 Cadillac 6dr Limousine by Sayers and Scovill: Silver with a black vinyl roof and gray interior.
1990 Cadillac Signature Series Hearse by Eureka: A beautiful coach painted dark blue with matching drapery and interior. The Signature series coaches featured extra trim and an extension table.
1990 Cadillac Victoria Landau Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: This beautiful S&S coach is finished in dark blue metallic with a matching vinyl roof and interior. The coach is equipped with an amber revolving beacon, a rare S&S extension table and Cadillac's cast aluminum wheels. It is now owned by Mr. Robert Peet, Hall and Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, New York.
Rare Electric Extension Table! 1990 Cadillac Victoria Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: A fabulous front wheel drive coach finished in medium gray with a black vinyl roof and burgundy interior. This coach is now owned by Davis Funeral Home, Princeton, WV.
1992 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Superior: Black with a black vinyl roof and blue interior.
1992 Cadillac Victoria Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: This fine silver coach is now owned by Mr. Charles Dietrich, Root Funeral Home, Green, New York. It is a low mileage hearse with a black vinyl roof, blue interior and an S&S extension table.

1993 Cadillac Flower-Car by HearseWorks: A beautiful coach owned by James H. Cole Home For Funerals, Detroit, Michigan.
1993 Cadillac Hearse by Federal 1993 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Federal: An impressive coach finished in Cadillac's dark Adriatic blue, with a matching top and hand painted gold pin striping. This coach features a new violet strobe light, flag staffs, wire wheel covers and alternating headlight flashers. It is now owned by Mr. Jordan Odell, Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
1994 Cadillac Six-Door Limousine by Federal:  Black with a black vinyl roof and blue interior.
  1994 Cadillac Victoria Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: A very handsome coach, now owned by Mr. Rodger Whiting, Whiting Funeral Chapel, Breckenridge, Michigan.
1994 Cadillac Hearse by Eureka:  Black with a black vinyl roof and gray interior.
1995 Cadillac Statesman Hearse by Superior Coach: White with a black vinyl roof, black interior, with leather seating and a canyon black bier.
1996 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Eureka:  Black with blue interior.
1996 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Federal Coach Company: This fine coach is black with a black vinyl roof and blue interior. It is now owned by Mr. Walter Jend, Pachesny-Jend Funeral Home, Muskegon, Michigan.
1996 Cadillac Limousine by Superior: Black with black 24-Hour Six-Door Limousine.
1996 Cadillac Limousine by Krystal:  Very pretty silver limo now owned by Mr. Jerry Kayser, Kayser's Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake Washington.  Mr. Kayser owns several antique funeral cars, including this beautiful 1939 Cadillac Carved-Panel Hearse.
1996 Cadillac Six-Door Limousine by Sayers and Scovill 1996 Cadillac Limousine by Sayers and Scovill: Black with a black vinyl roof, gray interior and a reversible center seat.
1996 Cadillac Medalist Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: Black with gray interior and a black 3/4 vinyl roof.
1996 Cadillac Medalist Hearse by Sayers and Scovill:  Rare hatch style hearse.
Lease For $499/Month! 1996 Cadillac Waterford Hearse by Krystal: A stunning black coach with a black vinyl roof and gray interior.
1997 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Eureka: This hearse, owned by Mr. John Mitchell, Sr., and his son, Mr. John Mitchell, Jr., is black with a black roof covering. The driver's compartment is finished in black leather and the casket compartment interior is upholstered in gray cloth with a marble finish bier. Three photographs show the coach at Staffan-Mitchell's historic funeral home, and in a local cemetery, in Chelsea, Michigan.
1997 Cadillac Six-Door Limousine by Miller-Meteor: A very beautiful limousine now owned by Mr. Allen Jensen, Palmer-Bush Funeral Home, Lansing, Michigan.
1997 Cadillac Signature Series Hearse by Eureka Coach Company: The brochure car! This is the car featured in the Eureka sales brochure, for 1997. It is now owned by Garcia Mortuary, Oxnard, California. The Signature Series was Eureka's top of the line offering. It featured a custom roof treatment with a special stainless steel crown molding, that not only goes up and across the roof, it also wraps-around the rear of the coach. This beautiful two-tone hearse is finished in dark metallic blue with a silver accent. The interior is also dark blue with soft leather seating.
1997 Cadillac Ultimate Hearse by Eagle Coach Company: Black with a black vinyl roof, a crown molding and blue interior.
1997 Cadillac Waterford Hearse by Krystal: A striking silver coach now owned by Mr. Kenneth Bardell, Bardell's Mortuary, LaPlace, Louisiana.
1998 Cadillac 24hr Limousine by Federal
1998 Cadillac 24hr Limousine by Superior: This special limousine is finished in black with black interior. It is fully equipped with stainless steel flagstaffs, cast aluminum wheels, opera lamps and privacy window tinting.  It is also equipped with the dual division option that has both a clear window and a privacy panel, which are both electrically operated. The passenger's compartment is equipped with a reversible center seat, a television and an overhead console with the controls and a stereo system.
1998 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Eureka Coach Company: A beautiful black coach with a black chauffeur's compartment and a gray casket compartment. It is equipped with an amber beacon, flagstaffs and a canyon black bier.
1998 Cadillac Landau Hearse by Miller-Meteor: The exterior is finished in gloss black with a matching black vinyl roof. The interior is trimmed with Cadillac's pretty Mulberry color, with a carpeted bier and leather seating. The coach is equipped with a beacon, flagstaffs, special order landau bars and cast aluminum wheels.
1998 Cadillac Masterpiece Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: A silver coach with blue interior.
1998 Cadillac Six-Door Limousine by M-M: This beautiful limousine is now owned by Mr. Ralph Rossell, Rossell Funeral Home, Flushing, Michigan.
1998 Cadillac Ultimate Hearse by Eagle Coach Company: This beautiful coach is finished in gloss black, with a blue interior. It features cast aluminum wheels, stainless steel flagstaffs, leather seating, and a wood grain bier.
1998 Cadillac Ultimate Hearse by Eagle Coach Company: This beautiful coach is finished in gloss black, with a blue interior. It features a violet strobe beacon, cast aluminum wheels, stainless steel flagstaffs, a mirror finish crown molding, leather seating, and a canyon black bier. It is now owned by Mr. John Smigielski, Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly, Michigan.
1998 Cadillac Waterford Hearse by Krystal: A white hearse with mulberry interior and leather seating.
1999 Cadillac Coupe de Fleur by Eagle Coach Company: Black with a black vinyl roof and black interior.
2000 Cadillac Waterford Hearse by Krystal: Beautiful Oval-Window Hearse owned by Mr. Frederick LaGarde, LaGarde Family Funeral Home, New Jersey.
2000 Cadillac Kingston Limousines by Krystal 2000 Cadillac Kingston Limousines by Krystal: A pair of black cars delivered to Cole Funeral Home, Detroit, MI.
2000 Cadillac Waterford Hearse by Krystal 2000 Cadillac Waterford Hearse by Krystal: A white coach with blue interior. It was the first 2000 Waterford Hearse we delivered in Michigan.
2001 Cadillac Coupe de Flour Flower-Car by Eagle Coach Company: Black with midnight blue interior.
2001 Cadillac Ultimate Elite Hearse by Eagle Coach Company: A beautiful hearse owned by Mr. Greg Schultz, S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, Eastpointe, Michigan.
2002 Cadillac Hearse by United Coachbuilders: The vehicle was shown at the 2001 National Funeral Directors Convention, Orlando, Florida.
2002 Cadillac Luxor Limousine by LCW: Mr. Thomas Messer and Mr. Jim Musick, Thomas Messer Limousine Service, Wyandotte, Michigan, have taken delivery of this new 2002 Cadillac Luxor Limousine by LCW.  The vehicle is black with black interior and features a flat screen television, a video cassette player, genuine wood interior accents and chrome wheels.
2002 Cadillac Ultimate Hearse by Eagle: Helms Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has acquired this very pretty sterling silver hearse.
2003 Cadillac Coupe de Fleur Flower-Car by Eagle Coach Company: Black with gray interior.
2004 Cadillac Floral Coach by Bennett Funeral Coaches:  White with black interior, chrome wheels and a stainless casket compartment.
2005 Cadillac Landau Coach by Bennett Funeral Coaches:  Black with Midnight Blue Interior.
 
Chevrolet
1929-30 Chevrolet Hearse 1929-30 Chevrolet Hearse: Displayed in the Pete Hall Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph courtesy of Mr. P. Glynn Morris, Deerfield, Illinois.
2002 Chevrolet Suburban Service-Car by HearseWorks: Owned by Mr. Lawrence E. Moon, Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, Flint, Michigan. The vehicle features a full landau roof, a folding bier, flagstaffs and a violet strobe beacon.
 
Chrysler
1935 Chrysler Hearse by A.J. Miller 1935 Chrysler Three-Way Limousine Style Hearse by A.J. Miller: A fantastic black coach with burgundy interior. It is now owned by Mr. Tim Kulow, Kulow Funeral Home, Echo, Minnesota.
1956 Chrysler Imperial Limousine: Extremely rare vehicle in very nice original condition. One of only 119 built. Black with a black leather chauffeur's seat and gray cloth interior in the passenger's compartment.
  1960 Chrysler Royal Hearse (Australian): Photo from Carl Woerner, Cincinnati, OH.
 
Crane and Breed
  Crane and Breed Eight-Column Carved-Panel Horse-Drawn Hearse: Very impressive coach in Art Pagel's carriage collection, which also includes a Riddle pallbearers coach.
  Crane and Breed Eight-Column Glass-Side Hearse displayed at the 1893 World's Fair, in Chicago: Very ornate coach, originally designed with the South American market in mind.
  Crane and Breed Six-Column Glass-Side Hearse: Very pretty hearse, now on display with two other horse-drawn hearses at Thompson Funeral Home, Piedmont, Alabama.
 
Cunningham
  Cunningham 241 1/2 Four Column Hearse: A Cunningham factory photograph showing a smaller four column, glass side hearse. The coach features ornate drapery, beveled glass lanterns and roof mounted urns. The photograph is a gift of Mr. Raymond J. Diringer, of Rochester, New York.
Cunningham Eight-Column Carved-Panel Hearse: A large impressive horse-drawn hearse. It is now seeing use in Terre Haute, Indiana, by DeBaun Funeral Homes.
  Cunningham Eight-Column Draped Funeral Car, Number 633: Cunningham factory photograph showing an extremely ornate horse-drawn coach.
1929 Cunningham Ambulance 1929 Cunningham Ambulance: This photo is a gift from Mr. Gene Linden, of Oakalla, Texas. It shows his father, Frank Linden, Jr., sitting on the running board of his firm's Cunningham Ambulance. The picture was taken sometime in the early 1930's.  The firm was Cook Funeral Home, of Austin, Texas.
  1929 Cunningham Cathedral Carved-Panel Hearse: An extremely rare and outstanding black coach that is owned by Mr. Erik Peterson, Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Dearborn, Michigan. The vehicle has been refinished, and the cathedral-type rear interior is still original.
  1934 Cunningham Carved-Panel Hearse: This impressive two-tone gray coach was fully restored and is owned by Mr. Buck Kamphausen, Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo, California. These photographs show the car on display, at a National Funeral Director's Convention, in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
DeSoto
 

1952 DeSoto Sedambulance by McClintock: An extremely rare car owned by Mr. Len Langlois of Chatham, Ontario, Canada.

 
Dodge
  1968 Dodge Phoenix (Australian): Photo from Carl Woerner, Cincinnati, OH.
 
Ford
  1920 Ford Model T Carved-Panel Hearse: A good example of what was common practice in the in the early days of the motorized hearse. The ornate body was originally a Sayers and Scovill horse-drawn hearse that was later updated and installed on the Ford chassis. It is now owned by Mr. John Champagne, Elkton, Michigan.
  1962 Ford Ambulance (Lee Harvey Oswald): This historical ambulance sold at the 1998 Kruse International Labor Day Sale for $32,500.00. It is the actual car that carried Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President Kennedy. The vehicle was extremely well documented with letters from the funeral home and a news reel that was show just prior to the bidding.
  1978 Ford Falcon Hearse (Australian): Photo from Carl Woener, Cincinnati, OH.
  1997 Ford Ceremonial Hearse: A custom built carved panel hearse by HearseWorks.
  2000 Ford Ceremonial Hearse: A hearse, custom built by HearseWorks, for Mr. John Renda, Midway Memory Gardens, Talladega, Alabama.
 
Félix Gauthier
  1898 Félix Gauthier Horse-Drawn Hearse: Carriage maker Félix Gauthier of Trois Rivières, Quebec, built this magnificent three horse hearse in 1898 for his funeral parlor, Gauthier et Fils. He used it to deliver deluxe funerals to both the high-and the low-born throughout the year; in winter the wheels were replaced with runners. The hearse was furnished with black curtains for adults and white for children.

The symbolic, decorative elements, which were made by an unknown woodcarver from Montreal, are closely associated with the Roman Catholic funeral ceremony. Crossed scythes, a sign of death, are found on the sides. Humans in a garden of ferns, palms, and bulrushes provide a glimpse of Paradise.

Palm trees, which form the corners of the hearse, are symbolic of Christ's victory over sin and death. Angels holding a torch in each hand rise above the Paradise. The torches may perhaps symbolize Jesus Christ as the light of the world. Lit urns, placed on top of the hearse at each corner, signify wisdom and religious devotion. On either side, a grieving woman holds in her right hand the sign of eternity: a crown of laurel leaves. With her left, she leans on a book, representing the Scriptures. Two cherubs lift up the crown of victory surmounted by the cross of redemption and salvation.

The pomp and ceremony associated with the hearse illustrate the importance with which Quebec society viewed death at the end of the nineteenth century. In addition to being a major piece of Quebec sculpture from that period, this hearse is the sole surviving vehicle of its type that retains most of its original, ornately carved decorations.

(Canadian Museum of Civilization)
  Grandpa Munster's Car: Photos a gift from Frank Brandt, III, Paramus, NJ.
 
Henney
  1922 Henney Carved-Panel Hearse: An extremely rare coach owned and restored by Mr. Paul Gravenor, Ephrata, PA. In 1998, the vehicle was sold to Mr. Beacham McDougald, McDougald Funeral Home, Laurinburg, NC.
1931 Henney Hearse 1931Henney Limousine-Style Hearse: A very beautiful coach, owned and fully restored by Mr. Wayne Heubner, Fraser-Morris and Heubner Funeral Home, Cobden, Ontario, Canada.
1934 Henney Arrowline Three-Way Hearse 1934 Henney Arrowline Three-Way Hearse (Pierce-Arrow): Fantastic rare coach now owned by Mr. Mike Reifer of Owensville, MO. The hearse won first place in the Pre-WWII Hearse class at the 1998 Professional Car Society Meet in Chicago, IL.
 
Holden
  1958 Holden (Australian): Photo from Carl Woerner, Cincinnati, OH.
  1966 Holden (Australian): Photo from Carl Woerner, Cincinnati, OH.
  1998 Holden Commodore Hearse: Owned by, and photographs courtesy of David Lloyd Funerals, Australia.
 
Hudson
  1938 Hudson Hearse: From Mr. Stig Nyberg of Sweden. As fuel was scarce during the war years, contraptions like the one mounted on the front of this coach produced a gas that the car would run on, lasting for about 40-50 miles.
 
LaSalle
  1937 LaSalle Ambulance by A.J. Miller: A very nicely restored ambulance that sold at the 1998 Kruse International Labor Day Sale, in Auburn, Indiana. The coach is light gray with blue interior and featured red warning lights, a cot and a siren that was mounted behind the grille. The coach sold on Monday afternoon for $30,000.00.
  1939 LaSalle Carved-Panel Hearse by Eureka Coaches: Beautifully restored and owned by Mr. Mike Reifer, Owensville, MO.
  1938 LaSalle Damascus Carved-Panel Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: Owned by James Pirkle, Gill Funeral Service, Washington, Indiana. Photographed at the PCS International Meet, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
  1939 LaSalle Carved-Panel Hearse by S&S: A fully restored grey coach owned by Lyndahl Funeral Home, Green Bay, WI.
  1939 LaSalle Gothic Hearse by Meteor: Owned by Mr. Jeff Glancy, Montpelier, Indiana. Photographed at the PCS International Meet, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
  1939 LaSalle Combination Hearse/Ambulance by Superior: Very nice original coach with only 24,000 miles. Currently owned by Mr. Norm Patterson, Milbank, South Dakota.
 
Lincoln
  1941 Lincoln V-12 Custom Ambulance: Mr. Fred Hunter, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the proud owner of this rare coach. The coachbuilder is unknown, but Fred believes that it was built in California. The V-12 engine has dual carburetors and dual exhaust. Mr. Hunter is a retired funeral director and has a few other professional cars in his collection including a 1941 Lincoln Custom Limousine, 1950 Lincoln Presidential Limousine, 1917 Ford Hearse/Ambulance and a 1932 Henney Hearse.
  1947 Lincoln Hearse: (Argentina).
  1986 Lincoln Landau Hearse by Eagle: A beautiful black coach owned by Mr. Walter Jend, Pachesny-Jend Funeral Home, Muskegon, MI. The coach features a 3/4 black roof, amber beacon, flag staffs, white walls tires, and aluminum wheels.
  1994 Lincoln Majestic Hearse by S&S: Dark blue with a black vinyl roof and blue interior.
1995 Lincoln Landau Hearse by Sayers and Scovill: Owned by Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, Baltimore, MD, black with a black top and a light blue pinstripe, blue leather interior, burl-wood casket floor, amber beacon, flag staffs, alternating headlights, aluminum wheels, am/fm/cassette, power mirrors, seats, windows and locks, cruise control, climate control, digital dash and a tilt steering wheel.
  1996 Lincoln Landau Hearse by Image: An impressive black hearse with burgundy interior, owned by Mr. Dale Hanlin, Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington, Michigan.
  1996 Lincoln Sterling Hearse by Krystal: A very beautiful triple black car now owned by Robertson Funeral Home, Leslie, Michigan. This coach is equipped with an amber strobe beacon, leather seating, a wood grain bier and Lincoln's cast aluminum wheels.
1996 Lincoln Landau Hearse by Miller-Meteor: Black with a black vinyl roof, a black chauffeur's compartment and a gray casket compartment.
1997 Lincoln Paramount Hearse by Miller-Meteor: A dark blue coach with silver pin striping, a red beacon, and a stainless steel crown molding. It is owned by Mr. David Goodwin, Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, Indiana.
  1997 Lincoln Sterling Hearse by Krystal: A beautiful coach custom finished in black sapphire with a matching roof covering.
1999 Lincoln Ultimate Hearse by Eagle Coach Company: Our thanks to Mr. Justin Baxley and his brother Micah, for purchasing this beautiful 1999 Lincoln Ultimate hearse.  The Baxley's operate five funeral homes and a memorial park, in and around Ocala, Florida.
1999 Lincoln Ultimate Hearse by Eagle Coach Company: Black with blue interior.
 
Lorraine
1920 Lorraine Twelve Column Carved Panel Hearse 1920 Lorraine Twelve Column Carved Panel Hearse: Owned by Mr. Mike Reifer, Owensville, Missouri. The coach is completely original, featuring extremely low mileage. It is powered by a Teeter-Hartley engine. The photographs are courtesy of PCS member Cary Livingston, Webster, NC.
 
Mercedes
  1968 Mercedes Hearse: Owned by Mr. Stefan Dabringhaus, Germany. A completely restored silver limousine-style coach by Rappold.
 
Merts and Riddle
Merts and Riddle Horse-Drawn Hearse: Merts and Riddle was a very famous hearse and carriage builder located in Ravenna, Ohio. This particular coach was restored and used by it's new owner, Mr. Chet Hitt of Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Apple Valley, California, for the recent funeral of Roy Rogers. The interior still features all of the bier pins, flower vases, side rails and oil lamps. The interior is stained veneer. The drapery has heavy braided brass fringe with specially woven brass tassels.
 
Meteor
  1930 Meteor Ambulance: Beautiful limousine-style coach owned by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan. This vehicle features very low miles, the original interior and a straight-eight Continental engine.
 
Michigan Hearse and Carriage
  Michigan Hearse and Carriage Company: An eight-column, carved-panel horse-drawn hearse, originally built in Grand Rapids, MI. This is an article that appeared in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Michigan), for Arthur Crandell's funeral.
 
Oldsmobile
  1958 Oldsmobile Limousine-Style Hearse by Comet: Currently owned by Lou Farah, President, PCS Southern California Chapter.
  1964 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Ambulance by Automotive Conversion Corporation: This unique vehicle, owned by Bill and Lucille Marcy of Hackensack, NJ, won second place in the conversion class at the 1998 PCS Meet held in Chicago, IL.
  1973 Oldsmobile High-Top Ambulance by Cotner/Bevington: Very nice white coach owned by Mr. Gene Smith, Granger, IN.
 
Packard
  Packard Hearse by Olding Coachcraft (Australia): An interesting coach with town-car styling.
  1937 Packard Flower-Car: Very rare pre-war coach that can be viewed at The Canton Classic Car Museum, Canton, OH.
  1937 Packard V-12 Carved-Panel Hearse by A.J. Miller: An extremely rare vehicle that can be seen, along with it's matching flower-car, at The Canton Classic Car Museum, Canton, OH.
  1938 Packard Art Carved Hearse by A.J. Miller: Owned by Mr. Bill Peoples, Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home, Marietta, Ohio. This rare coach place second in the pre-WWII Hearse class at the Professional Car Society's 1998 International Meet that was held in Chicago, IL.
  1938 Packard Flower-Car by Henney: Outstanding coach owned by Mr. Mahlon Thompson, Cranbury, NJ.
  1938 Packard Limousine-Style Hearse by Henney: Now owned by Mr. H.A. Roberson, Betheney, MO. A rare coach still with it's original interior.
1939 Packard Limousine-Style Hearse by Henney 1939 Packard Limousine-Style Hearse: Rough condition, but shown for reference.
1941 Packard Limousine-Style Hearse by Henney:  A fully restored dark blue and black coach with matching blue interior.
1942 Packard Ambulance 1942 Packard End-Loading Limousine-Style Ambulance with coach work by Henney: Rare W.W.II era ambulance complete with large medicine cabinets, cot and equipment, now owned by Mr. Ron Fedele, Brooklyn, New York.
  1953 Packard Flower-Car by Henney: Owned by Maurice Baier and placed third in it's class at the 1998 Professional Car Society Meet held in Chicago, IL.
 
Pierce-Arrow
  Pierce-Arrow: Also see: 1934 Henney Arrowline Three-Way Hearse.
 
Pontiac
  1940 Pontiac End-Loading Limousine-Style Combination with coach work by Superior: A very fine original combination coach now owned by Mr. Peter Ducro, Ducro Services, Ashtabula, Ohio. One very special option that this coach has is that it is a three-way combination. Slide-out rollers extend from the side doors allowing the casket to be loaded from either side. The straight-eight Pontiac "Silver Streak" engine, runs very well. The exterior features a black finish, wide white wall tires, two red spot/warning lights, an under-hood siren, a windshield mounted "Funeral Coach" sign and a side mounted spare tire. All five wheel covers have a brass plate with the original owner's initial "M". Even the original cot is still with the coach, and it has the owner's nameplates, reading "N.R. Moore", placed on each side. The rear compartment of this coach features a sliding glass divider window, flip-over rollers, draperies, roll-up shades and flower trays.
  1950 Pontiac Ambulance by Eureka: Owned by Mr. Ron Mestauskas, of Florida.
  Professional Car Society's International Meet, 1997, Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Reo
  1919 REO Hearse: Quite an interesting hearse, with an interesting history. After the hearse was used by Larry William's family, it was sold and later converted in to a pickup truck. Mr. Williams bought it back, recreated the hearse body and completely restored the vehicle.
  1926 REO Fire Engine: Used by the City of Lowell, MI. Was in service until 1958.
 
Riddle
1914(?) Riddle (?) Hearse and Ambulance:  Shown in front of J.H. Sharer and Son Undertakers, Alliance, Ohio.  Help us identify the cars...
 
Rock Falls
  1921 Rock Falls Eight-Column Carved-Panel hearse: Fantastic coach, now on display at the National Museum of Funeral History, Houston, Texas.
 
Rolls-Royce
  Rolls-Royce Hearses: A collection of images, showing Simpson Family Funeral Service's hearses, in and around London, England. The photographs are a gift from T. Allen Funeral Service, U.K.
 
Sayers and Scovill
  Sayers and Scovill Eight Column Carved Panel Hearse: A beautiful coach owned by Mr. Leon Allen, Bunker Hill, Indiana. The hearse is shown during a service, with the pallbearers loading the casket and flowers.
  1918 Sayers and Scovill Eight Column Carved-Panel Hearse: Owned by Herr Funeral Homes, Collinsville, IL.
  1921 Sayers and Scovill Carved-Panel Hearse: A fantastic original coach that sold at the Kruse International Labor Day Sale. The auctioneer's hammer fell at $32,500.00 for the coach, that showed only 8,000 original miles. The rare hearse features a very ornate carved wood body, beautiful coach lamps by the Whites Manufacturing Company and polished aluminum wheels.
  1924 Sayers and Scovill Eight Column Carved-Panel Hearse: Owned by Mr. Buck Kamphausen, Vallejo, CA. Was painted gray in the mid 50s, with a brush, by the pre-owner's son!
  1936 Sayers and Scovill Romanesque Hearse: This coach was restored by Gene's Auto Body, Pontoon Beach, IL. These were the final years of S&S cars being built and sold in their own name. The chassis was a Buick, but with no Buick identification. S&S nameplates replaced these, even on the dash and wheel covers. Prior to this, S&S assembled the entire car, using components such as Continental engines, Pierce-Arrow hoods and fenders, etc. In 1938, S&S started building their coaches on Cadillac and LaSalle chassis.
 
Studebaker
  1929 Studebaker Children's Hearse From Uruguay: Very interesting hearse found in South America in 1994. It is now being restored by the new owner, Mr. John Ehmer of Pittsburgh, PA.
  1940 Studebaker Limousine Style Hearse by Bender: Owned by Mr. Jeff Gamble, Watson-Gamble Funeral Home, Winchester, Tennessee. The coach is painted white and has burgundy interior and drapery, to match his modern funeral vehicles.
 
Toyota
  1972 Toyota Hearse: Fantastic vehicle with Japanese coach work.
 
Unidentified
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse: Found in a Michigan museum, probably built and used during the civil war era. The small coach features six draped urns and castings of angels, carrying wreaths.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse: Extremely unusual oval shaped coach from Canada. The hearse features the original fly netting for the horses along with ornate carvings, a cross and plumes mounted on the roof.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse: Ornate glass hearse in Cuba.
  Unidentified Four Column Glass Side Hearse: This is Leon Allen's light gray hearse, being used for actual funeral service. The photo was taken in front of the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, Indiana, on January 10th, 1990. Note that it must have been a brisk day, even though there is not any snow on the ground, the coach drivers are using a lap robe and the little girl on the sidewalk is bundled-up well, too.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Infant's Hearse: A very rare coach today. However, many funeral directors owned one at the turn of the century. This particular model still has it's ornate lanterns, along with the original curved windows with gold leaf.
  1891 Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse: A 1955 photograph of an eight-column, glass-side coach owned by Mr. George Quast, Hutchinson, MN. The coach belonged to Mr. Quast's grandfather, John Quast. Although not in the photo, Mr. Quast found the original lanterns for this coach, in his attic, in 1995.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse: Very early photograph showing a hearse loaded with a flag draped casket.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse (German): Circa 1850, features cherubs, angels, vines, wreaths and crowns. Now owned by "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", Orlando, FL.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearses: A collection showing hearses in actual funeral ceremonies, in and around London, England. The photographs are a gift from Mr. Dave Salmon, U.K.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Sleigh Hearse: Very pretty hearse, originally built in Canada, now owned by "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", Orlando, FL.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse: A four-column glass coach that was displayed during an open house at the Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home. The photo is a gift from Barry Caselli.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse (Mexico): Shown in Mexico City.
  Unidentified Horse-Drawn Hearse (Mexico): Shown in Mexico City.
  Unidentified Carved-Panel Motorized Hearse: The photograph is courtesy of Mr. Robert Swaim, Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, KS. This was his grandfather's first motorized coach and he would like to identify it. On the back of the picture, Mr. Swaim's father had written that it was purchased in 1913 or 1914. Can anyone help?
 
United States Carriage Company
  United States Carriage Company: Very impressive eight-column hearse with beveled glass, cherubs, doves and flowers. It is owned by the Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming, Delaware.