It was named for the French adventurer who explored the Mississippi River Valley to compliment the naming of the Cadillac for the French explorer who discovered Detroit, Michigan. The LaSalle was originally designed by Harley Earl.
The 1939 model was characterized by a new tall, narrow grill plus side grills; all fine-pitch die-cast units. Note the clever jump seats in the rear of the car.
This car went through an eighteen year restoration done by Richard Parcher from Charlotte, NC. The LaSalle was purchased in 1997 by the current owner.
Engine: Ninety Degree L-Head Eight, 322 CID, generating 125 HP Tires: 7.00 x 16; Weight 3,715 lbs; Price new: $1,475.00