1940 LaSalle Series 50 8 Door Wagon Vehicle Profile

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

1940 LaSalle Series 50 photograph

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8 Door Wagon
Coachwork: Meteor Motor Car Company
This very unusual 8-door 'woodie' station wagon was constructed by special order on a 1940 LaSalle commercial chassis. The chassis was delivered to Meteor Motor Car Company on February 6, 1940. Meteor, located in Piqua, Ohio, was one of the largest funeral car and flower car coachbuilders of the era. The firm was acquired in 1954 by Wayne Works of Richmond, Indiana and merged with Miller in 1956 to become Miller-Meteor.

This is the largest wood-bodied passenger vehicle known to have been built on a non-truck chassis and is the only 8-door woodie wagon known to exist. 1940 was the last year for the LaSalle, which had been introduced by GM as a companion car to Cadillac in 1927. The 1940 LaSalles were powered by a 322 cubic-inch V8 producing 130 horsepower.

This wagon originally served at Meadow Brook Hall and was used to take staff to town on their days off and to drive guests around the estate. It was donated in 1950 to the Pontiac Boys Club and eventually was obtained by the present owner, who resides in California.

A full restoration of this 8-door woodie was just completed. Fittingly, its showing at the 2007 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance is its inaugural appearance as a fully renovated show vehicle.

LaSalle woody wagons are very unusual and only a very few were believed to be built. This unique vehicle consisting of 8 passenger doors was constructed by the Meteor Motor Company of Piqua, Ohio on a commercial chassis of 159-inches stretched out to 189.5-inches. Powered by a 332 cubic-inch flathead V8 this car is believed to have been ordered by Mrs. Matilda Dodge for use at her home: Meadow Brook Hall in Auburn Hills, Michigan.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1940 LaSalle Series 50 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Lasalle Special Coupe
Sold for USD$19,250
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1940 LASALLE SERIES 50 FOUR DOOR
Sold for USD$6,100
  2016 Leake - Dallas Market Hall
 
1940 LASALLE SERIES 50 FOUR DOOR
Sold for USD$10,500
  2016 Leake - Dallas Market Hall
 
1940 LASALLE SERIES 40-5027
Sold for USD$15,250
  2015 Leake Auction - Dallas
 
1940 LaSalle Series 50
Sold for USD$29,500
  2015 Carlisle Auctions Fall Auction
 
1940 LaSalle 40-50 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 2325607
Sold for USD$31,900
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1940 LaSalle 50 Series Model 5019
Sold for USD$23,500
  2014 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City
 
1940 LaSalle
Sold for USD$13,500
  2011 Branson Collector Car Auction - Oct 22, 2011
 
1940 LASALLE 52 CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 4333755
Sold for USD$62,700
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 
1940 La Salle Series 52 Convertible
Sold for USD$72,500
  2010 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1940 La Salle Series 40-50 Coupe
Chassis#: 2329068
Sold for USD$31,900
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1940 LaSalle Special Series 52 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 4328558
Sold for USD$60,840
  2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1940 La Salle Series 50 Coupe
Sold for USD$42,120
  2007 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1940 LASALLE 50 CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$52,800
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 
1940 La Salle Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$32,635
  2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction
 
1940 LaSalle
Sold for USD$42,800
  2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1940 LaSalle Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$33,390
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 
1940 LaSalle Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$69,300
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 
1940 LASALLE 50 CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Sold for USD$40,700
  2002 Barrett-Jackson - Petersen Museum 2002
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 LaSalle Series 50's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 LaSALLE SERIES 50 2017 McCormick's # 62$120,000  
1940 LaSalle Series 50 Convertible Coupe 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$37,500  
1940 LaSalle Series 52 5-Passenger Coupe 2008 Leake Auctions Dallas 36th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$15,000  
1940 LASALLE MODEL 50 2007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$13,500  
1940 La Salle Series 50 Coupe 2006 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$28,000  
1940 Cadillac LaSalle Series 50 Convertible 2006 The Florida Collector Car Auction$34,000  
1940 LaSalle 2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction$13,000  
1940 LASALLE 50 SERIES FOUR DOOR CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction West Palm Beach, FL$22,500  
1940 LASALLE 50 SERIES FOUR DOOR CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction West Palm Beach, FL$22,500  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the LaSalle Model 35 Series 50671935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the LaSalle Model 35 Series 50671935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 2205630
Engine Num: 2205630
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501937 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501937 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the LaSalle 510-C1937 Carved Side Funeral Coach
Coachbuilder: Meteor Motor Car Company
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501937 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 2247046
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501937 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis Num: 2B15097
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501939 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501939 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2305392
Chassis information for the LaSalle Series 501940 8 Door Wagon
Coachbuilder: Meteor Motor Car Company


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