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1937 dodge coupe 3 window or 5 window

Is there a difference in the two you can tell buy just looking a the car ? what is the difference between a busseness coupe and a coupe?

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Is there a difference in the two you can tell buy just looking a the car ? what is the difference between a busseness coupe and a coupe?
Welcome to the forum. A 3 window has...3 windows!! (alright, I'm a natural born smart aleck!) The 3 window has the single door window on each side of the car and a single backlight....a 5 window has two windows on each side plus the backlight.

A business coupe is usually one originally equipped with a single bench seat..basically a two seater with room behind where the salesman could throw his samples or wares.
A coupe would have come with some sort of rear seating, making it a 4 passenger version.
I'm not sure about Plymouths, but with some lines there would be an external difference (an inch or two in body length, maybe) and maybe they would be identical.
There may be considerable internal differences, though....my Chevy Business Coupe, for example, has a gas tank up under the cabin while the 'regular' Coupe has the tank hanging out back.

Again, welcome to the forum.
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What 38Mike said...and actually some business coupes didn't even have a passenger side sun visor.
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37 Dodge

Actually, on the '37 Dodge - there were several trim levels - a Business coupe was usually only available at the lowest trim level - Think in terms of, for example, a '57 Chev.

The lowest line '57 was the 150 - you could not even order a clock for it, and on a 2-door, a back seat was an option on the 150. No chrome to speak of.

The top of the line was the Bel Air - clock was standard equipment, carpets were standard (only rubber mats on a 150!) and about a "truckload" of chrome.

The 210 was the "in between" model - WAY more goodies than a 150, but still not up to the Bel Air level of trim, although you could get most of the bel air stuff as optional extras

The 57 Chev 150 2 door, sans back seat etc, was a business coupe

For the '37 Dodge there were 3 levels as well, and the deluxe version would have dual wipers, dual sun visors, and a long chrome strip down the length of the body.

A coupe may have been either the high line or the middle line, but a business coupe would be bottom-of-the line car - for commercial use - the lowest priced one.

My 37 Dodge is a mid-level D7 4 door, which had only one wiper, and one sunvisor, and a chrome strip that went half-way down the car. On the other hand, it did have (like the top-of-the-line D8) the "no draft (vent) windows, (the base line ones had a one-piece side window in the doors) a roller blind on the back window and it had ash trays, full instrumentation, and woodgrain dash. I have since added the second wiper, the second sun visor and the second (right-hand side) tail light, all of which would have been options when my Grandfather bought it new.
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My 37 dodge coupe D5

My37 dodge coupe D5 has chrome that run,s from the frount to the back of the car,has chrome on hood sides and down the center of hood with what look,s like a Ram on frount of raditor shell.It has a crank out windshield with chrome around it all so.It has two tail light,s it has two wiper,s it has two sun visors ,it has a wood grain dash and trim and a ash tray.It used to have bumper guards,the gas tank is in back under car,it has a shelf behind the seat and a place for a spare tire-and a window shade on the rear window.I have seen 3 window & 5 window dodge coupe D5 pictures on the internet but they looked the same ,the emblems on the car have Dodge Brothers Dodge on them.It all so has window vents.It has a flat head 6 in it with a 3 speed tran. All these items are stock parts.I have owned the car about 30 years would like to find out what I have. Thank You

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You have the business coupe. Levels of trim/extras were options available on all body styles, usually. The business coupes usually had a smaller door than the passenger coupes since personal entry to the rear section was not required.

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My 37 dodge

Thank You for the information.
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