1937 LaSalle Coupe

Summary

This 1937 LaSalle coupe combined utility, comfort, and style. The LaSalle cruised at 50 miles per hour. Plush upholstery, heater, radio, watertight windows, and room for luggage added comfort. And General Motors' Styling Section, headed by Harley Earl, added streamlined and Art Deco touches to complete the package.

This 1937 LaSalle coupe combined utility, comfort, and style. The LaSalle cruised at 50 miles per hour. Plush upholstery, heater, radio, watertight windows, and room for luggage added comfort. And General Motors' Styling Section, headed by Harley Earl, added streamlined and Art Deco touches to complete the package.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1937

Creators

Cadillac Motor Car Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

81.9.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Harry Burstyn.

Material

Chromium
Glass (Material)
Metal
Rubber (Material)
Steel

Color

Green

Dimensions

Height: 67 in

Width: 74 in

Length: 199 in

Wheelbase: 124 in

Specifications

Make & Model: 1937 LaSalle coupe

Maker: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan

Engine: V-8, L-head valves, 322 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 67 inches

Wheelbase: 124 inches

Width: 74 inches

Overall length: 201 inches

Weight: 3675 pounds

Horsepower: 125 at 3400 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 29.4

Price: $995

Average 1937 wage: $1,259 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 10 months

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