What is a flower car?

Many times in the past, funeral cars are adorned with floral arrangements in remembrance of the deceased. Designed solely for this special purpose during funerals, open-well “flower cars” were used to exhibit the bouquets. This unusual car began production in the mid-1930s, and was produced in North America as late as 1988 before finally being discontinued by most manufacturers. Prior to 1936, convertible sedans were used to carry large numbers of flowers to a funeral with their tops down. The flower car has a coupe-style, two-passenger compartment in the front, with an open well in the rear for the purpose of displaying the bouquets of flowers being transported to the cemetery.