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1939 LaSalle Series 50

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Coachbuilders Bohman & Schwartz built this one-off 1939 LaSalle and it is noted as one of the most dramatic 'Art Deco' custom builds of the late 1930s. Legend has it the LaSalle was commissioned by Don Lee Cadillac of Los Angeles for the President of Marchant Calculating Machine Company, who upon seeing Clark Gable driving his Packard Darrin was unsuccessful in ordering a duplicate. In the 1970s Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Barrows of San Francisco, California reported they purchased the car new upon falling in love with it on a showroom floor of a Bay area Cadillac dealer. Notably the LaSalle had already been additionally customized with dual side mounts (each holding reserve gasoline tanks). At some point they painted the car white and sold it in 1951. It is noted as carrying dignitaries in the Rose Parade and was shown at the Sixth Palm Springs Road Race Concours in 1954. By 1959, the driver's door was damaged and with mechanical repairs unfinished, the LaSalle was locked away in a Los Angeles garage until 2013. The 2018 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was the first time it had been seen publicly since 1959.

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1939 LaSalle Series 50 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the LaSalle Series 50

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Lasalle Series 50 Touring Sedan
Sold for USD$18,700
  2022 Mecum : Dallas
 
1939 LaSalle Series 50 Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$28,600
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1939 LaSalle Custom Coupe
Sold for USD$35,200
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1939 LaSalle 50 Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$42,900
  2021 Mecum : Dallas
 
1939 LaSalle Touring Sedan 'Sunshine Turret Top'
Chassis#: 2306551
Sold for USD$14,850
  2020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, Fall
 
1939 Lasalle Convertible
Sold for USD$24,200
  2020 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1939 Lasalle Convertible
Sold for USD$17,600
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1939 LASALLE 50
Chassis#: 395027
Sold for USD$19,800
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1939 LaSalle Coupe
Sold for USD$25,000
  2018 GAA : Jerry & June Smith Collection
 
1939 LASALLE 50 CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Chassis#: 2297816
Sold for USD$33,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1939 LASALLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: SH3272PA
Sold for USD$38,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1939 CADILLAC LASALLE 5-PASSENGER CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Chassis#: 2296600
Sold for USD$57,200
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1939 Cadillac Lasalle 5019
Sold for USD$7,900
  2015 Carlisle Auctions: Lakeland Fall Auction
 
1939 LaSalle V-8 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 2297816
Sold for USD$44,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
 
1939 Lasalle Convertible
Sold for USD$55,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1939 CADILLAC LA SALLE C-HAWK CUSTOM HARDTOP ROADSTER
Chassis#: 2307090
Sold for USD$410,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1939 Lasalle Convertible 322 CI, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$40,000
  2013 Mecum Auction - Chicago
 
1939 Lasalle Convertible
Sold for USD$40,000
  2013 Mecum : Schaumburg
 
1939 CADILLAC LA SALLE C-HAWK CUSTOM HARDTOP ROADSTER
Chassis#: 2307090
Sold for USD$269,500
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1939 Lasalle Convertible 322 CI, 3-Speed
Chassis#: 2300244
Sold for USD$33,000
  2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA
 

LaSalle Series 50s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1939 LaSalle Series 50's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Lasalle Opera Coupe23049962018 Mecum : Los Angeles$27,000  
1939 Cadillac LaSalle 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1939 LaSalle Series 50 Convertible Coupe 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $45,000$55,000
1939 Cadillac LaSalle 2016 Collector Car Productions Toronto Spring Classic Car$11,000  
1939 Cadillac LaSalle 4D 2015 Collector Car Productions Toronto Spring Classic Car$17,000  
1939 Cadillac LaSalle23057152013 Silver Auction Portland$54,000  
1939 Lasalle Convertible 2013 Silver Auction Ft McDowell, Arizona$4,750  
1939 LASALLE MODEL 50 CONVERTIBLE COUPE 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$48,000  
1939 LaSalle Cadillac 2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$20,100  
1939 CADILLAC LA SALLE 2005 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions Spring 2005$15,500  
1939 LASALLE 4 DR SEDAN22930382004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 2004$7,900  

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1939 LaSalle Series 50 Profiles

1939 LaSalle Series 50 vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 2305392
1939 LaSalle Series 50 vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Bohman & Schwartz