By Steve Seymour
Recently, just as I was preparing my beautiful 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Town Sedan for sale, the news that Gayle Sayers had passed away came on while polishing his car.
This car was a gift given to Gayle from his wife for his 50th birthday. He owned the car for about 22 of its 79 years, and kept it in the excellent condition it still is today.
He was famous on many counts. At age 34, the youngest man ever to be indoctrinated into the NFL Hall of Fame, the "Kansas Comet" was also immortalized by his compassionate character. His supportive friendship with Brian Piccolo has been shared with millions in the TV movie "Brian's Song."
The post-war Chevy is classic in its own right, but the character is uniquely set off by the Chicago Bears Gayle Sayres floor mats the were custom made for him. His was kind and generous by adding his autographed NFL 77 Hall of Fame football that came with the car when it was sold in 2015 at Sotheby's auction. He was a true legend, and I've felt honored to have been the most recent care taker of his fine car.
*EDITOR'S UPDATE: After further thought… Steve decided that he no longer wants to part with the Chevy. He will NOT be selling.
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