Cadillac Convertible Sedan, 1937 MY 37-85 8529

This automobile has a 4 door convertible/cabriolet type body designed by Fleetwood with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The Convertible Sedan is part of Cadillac's 37-85 series. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 6 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 45 degree V 12 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 3600 rpm. The engine drives the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Cadillac Convertible Sedan, 1937 MY 37-85 8529 information summary

What body style?
4 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
What size engine?
6 litre, 6037 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

Cadillac 37-85 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door landaulette FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6037 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW

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1937 Cadillac Convertible Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors4
DesignerFleetwood
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3505 mm 138 inches
Track/tread (front) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83.3 litres 18.3 UK Gal 22 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 12 in 45° vee
Capacity 6 litre
6037 cc
(368.4 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 101.6 mm
3.13 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output 24.8 bhp/litre
0.41 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6:1
Fuel system 1 Detroit Lubricator 51 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 503.08 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5 x 16
Wheel size rear 5 x 16
Tyres front 7.50 x 16
Tyres rear 7.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.60
general
Carfolio.com ID400213
Production total
Model code 8529
Model family 37-85
RAC rating 46.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Cadillac Convertible Sedan added 2015-02-05.
Last modified 2016-03-27.