1937 was the first year for headlights to be molded into the steel fenders for a custom look which streamlined the styling. There were two models available; one with the 136 cubic inch 60hp flathead V8 dubbed the model 74 and the other with the 221c.i 85hp, flathead V8 dubbed the model 78. The 74 was offered in only Standard trim with 7 available body styles. The 78 was offered in Standard or Deluxe trim in which there were 7 body styles offered in Standard trim and 12 offered in Deluxe trim. Total 1937 model 74 and model 78 production combined was approximately 921,500 vehicles of which approximately 8,000 were Club Cabriolet’s which is less than 1% of production which is consistent with the times as these were intended to attract typical buyers of luxury coach-built vehicles.
This example is a model 78 in Deluxe trim built as a Club Cabriolet which signified it is a 2-door convertible with 4 passenger seating and a trunk. From oral history this example has spent it’s entire existence in Michigan. It was extracted from a well-insulated barn on Harsens Island 3 years ago and a picture of its state is included above. It was very rust free and was complete with its original unfrozen 21-stud 85hp flathead V8, 3-speed transmission, and rear-end. It subsequently underwent a complete and comprehensive restoration back to it’s original specification and it features all of its original steel body panels. It is finished in correct Washington Blue over a saddle interior with a LeBaron Bonney convertible top and boot cover.