1930 LaSalle Model 340 / 603471 Chassis Information

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Town Sedan
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis Num: 603471
Sold for $49,500 at 2007 RM Sothebys.
The Lasalle Company was introduced by General Motors in 1927 as a alternative model to Cadillac. There had been a large price gap between the Buick and Cadillac model line and GM felt a new marque would be appropriate. The LaSalle line was designed by Harley Earl who worked in the newly formed Art and Color department. Inspired by the best of American and European styles, the vehicles were stunning and elegant. The designs were so successful that within a few years, the Cadillac vehicles were updated to resemble the design. By 1929 the LaSalle vehicles were outselling Cadillac's and a year later accounted for 75 percent of the Cadillac's sales.

This vehicle has a three-speed synchromesh transmission, shaft drive and a 340 cubic-inch engine. Mechanical drum brakes can be found at all four corners. The 134 inch wheelbase is suspended by leaf springs and sold axle in the front and leaf springs and live axle in the rear.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
Town Sedan
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis Num: 603471
Sold for $49,500 at 2007 RM Sothebys.
This 1930 LaSalle Town Sedan was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook where it was estimated to sell between $55,000 - $65,000. The car is powered by a 340 cubic-inch side-valve V8 engine that is capable of producing 90 horsepower. The engine is mated to a three-speed synchromesh gearbox and there are four-wheel mechanical drum brakes.

The LaSalle marque was introduced by General Motors in 1927 as a way to bridge the price gap between Buick and Cadillac. The design of these vehicles were left up to GM's newly created Art and Color department, with legendary Harley Earl serving as the head of the department. From this group, the elegant and memorable designs of the LaSalle were created, featuring design cues inspired by European marques. The front was similar to that of a Hispano-Suiza and soon would be found on the Cadillac models. The bodies were handled by either Fisher or Fleetwood. The combination was so successful that LaSalle outsold Cadillac for 1929 and a year later accounted for 75 percent of Cadillac's sales.

The Town Sedan was a Fisher design and sits on-top of a 134-inch wheelbase. This example was treated to a restoration during the mid-1990s. It has been shown at several events and has been awarded a Senior First badge by the Cadillac LaSalle Club and the Classic Car Club of America.

There were around 3,000 examples created of this model and they carried a price tag of $2,590. It is believed that fewer than ten exist in modern time. The vehicles rarity and well-kept restoration had bidders driving the sale price to $49,500.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007

Chassis# 603471

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
Pre-Auction Estimates :$55,000-$65,000 
Sale Price : $49,500

Analysis

Chassis number 603471 Auction Sales History
2007$49,500

2018 3
2017 2
2015 2
2012 1
2011 1
2007 1
2004 2
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$51,050$71,0003
2017$63,250$66,0002
2015$82,500$82,5002
2012$66,000$66,0001
2011$37,400$37,4001
2007$49,500$49,5001
2004$31,788$51,7502
2001$47,300$47,3001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 LaSalle 340 Sedan
Sold for $17,750
  2018 GAA : Jerry & June Smith Collection
 
1930 LaSalle Convertible Coupe
Sold for $71,000
  2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City
 
1930 LaSalle V-8 Fleetshire Phaeton by Fleetwood
Chassis#: 8721020
Sold for $64,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
    
1930 LaSalle 340 Phaeton
Chassis#: 605803
Sold for $66,000
  2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle
    
1930 La Salle Four-Passenger Phaeton
Chassis#: 605083
Sold for $60,500
  2017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers
 
1930 LaSalle 340 Five-Passenger Fleetshire Phaeton by Fleetwood
Sold for $82,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
  
1930 LaSalle 340 Seven-Passenger Fleetlands Touring by Fleetwood
Sold for $82,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
    
1930 LaSalle All-Weather Phaeton
Chassis#: 610649
Sold for $66,000
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
    
1930 LASALLE 340 SEDAN
Chassis#: 612174
Sold for $37,400
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 
1930 LaSalle Model 340 Town Sedan
Sold for $49,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
    
1930 LaSalle 5 Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: 612308
Sold for $11,825
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars and Boats at the Houston Classic
 
1930 LA SALLE PHAETON
Sold for $51,750
  2004 Bonhams - MOTORCARS BROOKLINE
 
1930 LASALLE 340 FLEETWOOD PHAETON
Sold for $47,300
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

No Sale

1930 LaSalle Model 340's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 La Salle 340 Roadster6078522017 Artcurial : Retromobile $180,000$260,000
1930 La Salle Series 340 Seven-Passenger Sedan6148572011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1930 LaSalle Five Passenger Phaeton87210202006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook$55,000$90,000$120,000

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