V8 Cadillac Models & History 1937

8-CYLINDER – SERIES 60

 

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1937 Cadillac model 60 sedan

TheSeries 60 (new last year) added a new Convertible Sedan body style. Throughout the line there were a few body changes including:

  • Eggcrate grill and hood louvers
  • Higher fenders with lengthwise crease along the top
  • Set of three horizontal bars each side of grill
  • Bumpers carrying the Cadillac emblem
  • Swinging rear quarter windows
  • All steel body construction

Series 60 shared many features with the LaSalle, but used the 5.678 Liter V-8 engine. A Series 60 Commercial Chassis with 4074mm wheelbase was offered.

8-CYLINDER – SERIES 65

The new Series 37-65 was offered in only one body style–a five passenger Touring Sedan built by Fisher on the 3327mm wheelbase used on Series 70 cars.

This car was longer and heavier than the Series 60 at a price below that of the Fleetwood bodies cars.

8-CYLINDER – SERIES 70 & 75

 

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1937 Cadillac model 70 convertible sedan

The Series 37-70 and 37-75 bodies were the same as the corresponding 1936 models except for:

  • Drip molding running from the bottom of the front pillar up and over the doors and rear quarter window
  • New fenders and bumpers
  • Headlights rigidly attached (adjusted by moving reflector)
  • Wheel discs incorporated a hub cap
  • Built-in trunk used on most bodies
  • A diecast eggcrate grill was used, but the hood louver treatment differed from that used on Fisher bodied cars.
  • Chrome diecast strips were used at the rear of the hood side panels.
  • A seven passenger Fisher bodied Special Touring Sedan, with or without division, was offered on the 3505mm wheelbase.
  • These two body styles had the eggcrate hood louvers typical of all Fisher bodied Cadillacs for 1937.
  • The Business Car line included eight passenger versions of these Special Sedans plus eight passenger versions of four Fleetwood body styles.
  • The eighth passenger was seated with two others on the auxiliary seats.
  • A Commercial Chassis on a 3962mm wheelbase was offered.

 

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1937 Cadillac model 70
convertible sedan

Engine changes included:

  • Lighter flywheel;
  • Generator relocated in the Vee;
  • Oil filter installed;
  • New carburetor with full-automatic electric choke:
  • Oil bath air cleaner;
  • Relocated distributor.

A new transmission design featured:

  • Pin-type synchronizers;
  • Shifter rails relocated to side of case;
  • Cover on bottom of case;
  • Extension integral with transmission mainshaft.

I. D. DATA

Engine numbers were on the crankcase, just behind the left cylinder group; parallel to the dash.
Series 37-60 Series 37-65 Series 37-70, 75
Starting 6030001 703001 3130001.
Ending 6037003 7032401 3134232.

STYLE

Series 37-60 Fisher 124 in. Wheelbase
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-6019 Transformable Sedan 5 $1545 1748 kg
37-6049 Convertible Sedan 5 $1885 1766 kg
37-6067 Convertible Coupe 2 $1575 1702 kg
37-6027 Sport Coupe 2 $1445 1686 kg

STYLE

Series 37-65 Fisher 131 in. wheelbase
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-6519 Transformable Sedan 5 $1945 2198 kg

STYLE

Series 37-75 Fisher 138 in. wheelbase
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-7523S Spec. Transformable Sedan 7 $2445 2193 kg
37-7533S Spec. Imperial Transformable Sedan 7 $2645 2266 kg

STYLE

Series 37-70 Fleetwood 131 in. wheelbase
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-7019 Transformable Sedan 5 $2445 2009 kg
37-7029

 

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1937 Cadillac model 70
convertible sedan

Convertible Sedan

5 $2795 2027 kg
37-7057 Sport Coupe 2 $2645 1948 kg
37-7067 Convertible Coupe 2 $2745 1966 kg

STYLE

Series 37-75 Fleetwood 138 in. Wheelbase
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-7503 Sedan 7
37-7509-F Formal Sedan 5 $3495 2157 kg
37-7513 Imperial Sedan 7
37-7519 Transformable Sedan 5 $2645 2157 kg
37-7523 Transformable Sedan 7 $2795 2193 kg
37-7529 Convertible Sedan 5 $3445 2264 kg
37-7533 Imperial Transformable Sedan 7 $2995 2266 kg
37-7539 Town Sedan 5 $3145 2173 kg
37-7543 Town Car 7 $4545 2298 kg
37-7589-A Coupe 5
37-7592 Limousine Brougham 7

STYLE

Series 37-75 Fisher 138 in. Wheelbase Business Cars
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-7523-SL Special Business Transformable Sedan 8 $2575 2193 kg
37-7533-SL Special Business Imperial Transformable Sedan 8 $2775 2266 kg

STYLE

Series 37-75 Fleetwood 138 in. wheelbase Business Cars
Style Number Style Seating Price Weight
37-7503-L Business Sedan 8
37-7513-L Business Imperial Sedan 8
37-7523-L Business Transformable Sedan 8
37-7533-L Business Imperial Sedan 8

ENGINE

Type Ninety degree, L-head V-8.
Cylinders Eight Cylinder.
Block Cast iron block (blocks cast enbloc with crankcase).
Bore & Stroke 88.9mm x 114.3mm
Displacement 5.678 Liters
Compression Ratio 6.25:1 std. 5.75:1 opt.
Brake Horsepower 135 hp @ 3400 rpm
Power 101 kW @ 3400 rpm
SAE/Taxable Horsepower 39.20.
Main bearings Three.
Valve lifters Hydraulic.
Carburetor Stromberg AA-25.

CHASSIS

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Series 37-60 3150mm 5112mm 1473mm 1499mm 7.50 x 16
37-65 3327mm 5288mm 1529mm 1537mm 7.50 x 16
Series 37-70 3327mm 5288mm 1529mm 1537mm 7.50 x 16
Series 37-75 3505mm 5483mm 1529mm 1588mm 7.50 x 16
Series 37-60
Commercial Chassis
4074mm 6042mm 7.00 x 16
Series 37-75
Commercial Chassis
3962mm 5874mm 7.50 x 16

DRIVETRAIN

 

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1937 Cadillac model 60 convertible sedan

Transmission Selective, synchro transmission.
Speeds 3 Forward, 1 Reverse
Controls Left Hand Drive, center control, emergency lever at left under panel (rhd opt).
Clutch Single disc clutch.
Drive Shaft drive, Hotchkiss.
Axle Semi floating rear axle, spiral bevel drive. (Series 37-60 Hypoid).
Overall ratio 4.3:1 (Series 37-60 3.69:1).
Brakes Hydraulic brakes on four wheels.
Wheels Disc wheels.
Wheel size 16 in.

OPTIONS

 

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1937 Cadillac model 60 convertible sedan