1937 Chrysler Imperial Series C-14

The eight-cylinder Imperial of 1937 featured the same styling as the six-cylinder Royal however that featured a longer wheelbase, longer hood and cowl and more luxurious interior appointments. All gauges were set flush with the surface of the instrument panel and included a heater, clock, cigarette lighter, radio antenna and built in defroster. The car was powered by an inline L-head, eight-cylinder engine with a cast iron block, 273.8 cubic-inch displacement fitted with a Stromberg 2V model EE-22 carburetor, manual synchromesh 3F/1R speed transmission, floor shift controls, conventional clutch, shaft drive, hypoid rear axle, four hydraulic brakes, steel spoke wheels riding on a 121 inch wheelbase.

Of the C-14 series total production of approximately 86,000 in 1937, only 351 were 2-door convertibles. It weighs 3,609 pounds and the car sold new in 1937 for $1,170. The interior featured new 'safety styling,' where all controls and gauges were set flush with the outer surface of the instrument panel so that there were no protruding knobs to bump. 118 examples were chassis and 225 were the rumble seat coupe. Total Chrysler production for 1937 was 107,872 vehicles.


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1937 Chrysler Imperial Series C-14 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

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1937 Chrysler Imperial Series C-14 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

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Chrysler Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
12,941
May 2019
10,903
April 2019
8,987
March 2019
12,169
February 2019
10,368
January 2019
9,054
Additional Sales Volume Data


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1937 Imperial Series C-14
$1,500-$12,075
1937 Chrysler Imperial Series C-14 Price Range: $1,030 - $1,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chrysler
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)36,586
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)161,704
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)115,824
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)67,749
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)41,496
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)107,872
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)71,295
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)50,010
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)36,929
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)30,220
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)25,291

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