For 1937, LaSalle underwent many changes including shedding the Oldsmobile Straight-Eight engine used during the prior three years. Also new for 1937 was the Convertible Sedan bodystyle built by Fisher Body as were all other 1937 LaSalles, which increased the number of models to five.
This 1937 LaSalle 37-5049 Convertible Sedan was donated by the publisher of the Des Moines (IA) Register newspaper to the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center. The owner found and restored this car to match his father's original. In 1937, Cadillac built a total of 31,993 LaSalles including 530 Convertible Sedans in ten standard color combinations. This car has option group A6, which includes wheel discs, flexible steering wheel and metal tire covers.