The 1913 Hudson Model 37 sat on a large 118 inch wheelbase and was powered by a Continental L-head 281 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine. (The Model 37 was the last Hudson to be powered with a Continental L-head 4-cylidner engine) The engine offered 37 horsepower and was mated to a three-speed manual gearbox, and there were mechanical brakes on the rear wheels. Available in five bodystyles, the list included a roadster, touring car, torpedo, coupe and limousine. Many believe the three-door, five-seat Torpedo Tourer to be the most stylish and visually appealing example from the list.
The Model 37 did not have an externally mounted crank, though a crank was provided in the tool kit as standard equipment.
This Torpedo Tourer is one of the very few examples known to exist. Its superb exterior is the result of a vibrant cosmetic restoration. It is finished in gray paint that is accented by black. Inside, there is black diamond-stitched leather upholstery and matching cloth top.
This Hudson is equipped with CM Hall electric headlamps and sidelamps, a clock, a speedometer, a double-twist horn and a covered side-mount spare. It has period details such as nickel brightwork and delicate red pinstriping along the fenders, which matches the red wooden artillery wheels.
In 2012, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car had an estimated value of $100,000 - $130,000 and was offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $66,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.