What Is the Rarest 1937 Coupe?


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As of 2015, the rarest 1937 coupe is a Buick drop-head model with a body by the Carlton Carriage Company of London, England. The British call it a Commonwealth Buick. There is one automobile in England and one in the United States, which James Tadley of Sheffield, Massachusetts, owns.

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Carlton created the bodies for about six 1937 Buicks. England's 1937 Carlton Buick coupe is in the Atwell-Wilson Museum near London. James Tadley, a retired teacher and rare vehicle collector, purchased his coupe when he saw it in Maine in 1995. The vehicle is a black convertible with an aluminum body coated with lead, a three-position top and a brown English leather interior. As of April 2010, when Hemmings Classic Car published an article about the vehicle and its owner, the coupe showed 18,410 miles on its odometer.

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