1939 LaSalle V-8 Convertible CoupeSOLD

1939 LaSalle V-8 Convertible Coupe

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To be offered at auction at RM Sotheby's Motor City event, July 25, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/.

Chassis No.
2297816

Estimate:
$ 50,000 - $ 60,000

Series 50. 125 bhp, 322 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, semi-floating rear axle, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 120 in.


Offered from long-term enthusiast ownership
An attractive, well-accessorized junior Cadillac
Well-presented older restoration

Cadillac's junior marque, LaSalle, entered 1939 with freshened styling, including a new tall and narrow grille flanked by small side units, with additional ventilation panels on the sides of the hood. Running boards were now an optional feature, while the mechanical specifications were improved by a redesigned radiator core and suspension. The cars looked lighter and sportier and have gone down in history as one of the prettiest LaSalles, a marque that was only a year from its extinction. Cadillac sincerely believes, advertising bragged, that no one can drive the new LaSalle and not wholeheartedly desire it.

The convertible coupe offered here is accompanied by a copy of its build sheet, which notes that, importantly, the car retains its original engine and body. It was shipped on December 14, 1938, to the famous Scott Smith Cadillac Company of Philadelphia.

Part of its present owner's collection for many years, this car was restored some years ago in the factory-correct color of Oxblood Maroon with a complementary tan leather interior with maroon carpets and tan cloth top. The car is equipped with chrome wheel covers, wide whitewall tires, a heater, and a front bumper guard, among other options and accessories. The trunk contains a correct full-size spare, in addition to plenty of room for additional parts and luggage for touring.

This would be a wonderful summer driver for a lucky Cadillac-LaSalle enthusiast.

Reference Number 363536

as of 7/30/2015

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Car 1939 LaSalle V-8 Convertible Coupe
VIN 2297816 
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