1940 LaSalle 40-52 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chassis Num: 4E11459
|Sold for $60,500 at 2006 RM Auctions.|
The LeSalles were practical, reliable, and functional automobiles. Unfortunately, the brand was introduced at a time in history that was economically unstable, especially for a new automotive name. They did not have the following or customer loyalty needed to stay in business. The Great Depression meant that the customers that could afford cars were probably sticking with a brand they knew and trusted. Even though this was true, the LaSalle did stimulate sales for General Motors during a difficult time in history. LaSalle stayed in production for fourteen years before GM cancelled the marque just prior to World War II.
The LaSalle Series 40-52 shown here is one of the rarest LaSalle bodies produced, due to being introduced in the final year of production. It sits atop a 123 inch wheelbase and is powered by a 322 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine capable of producing 130 horsepower.
This vehicle, chassis number 4E11459 was first shown at the 1994 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. It was later shown at the 2004 Cranbrook Concours d'Elegance.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
Chassis Num: 4330242
This was the last year for LaSalle as a product of Cadillac. The Series 52 Torpedo was known for its outstanding bodystyle, 45-degree sloped windshield, curved rear windows with no beltline, and rounder and smoother body and trunk.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008
Chassis Num: 4329186
|Sold for $33,000 at 2006 RM Auctions.|
Sold for $35,200 at 2009 RM Auctions.
The car has been restored since new, and painted in a light green color and fitted with a new tan convertible top and a tobacco-colored interior. It was given features such as a driver's side spotlight, a banjo-type steering wheel and wide whitewall tires.
In 2009, this car was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $35,200, including buyer's premium.
In 2006, at the same auction, the car was offered for sale and had the same estimated value. The car was sold for the sum of $33,000, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009
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|1940 LaSalle models|
|LaSalle Series 50|
|Similarly Priced Vehicles from 1940|
|Lincoln Zephyr ($1,360-$2,840)|
|Lincoln Continental ($1,360-$2,845)|
|Packard Super 8 160 ($1,500-$2,200)|
|Packard 120 ($1,000-$3,800)|
|LaSalle Series 50 ($1,240-$1,895)|
Average Auction Sale: $46,253
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