1939 LaSalle Series 50

The La Salle was first introduced on March 5th of 1927. It joined the ever growing General Motors line-up and positioned between Buick and Cadillac. At a target price of around $3,000 the LaSalle was envisioned to attract those who wanted more than a Buick but could not afford a Cadillac. It was built to high standards but lacked the refinement and amenities of a Cadillac. The durability, dependability, and quality helped boost sales for the LaSalle brand and General Motors.

The 1939 La Salle was very modern for its time with the grille being one of its most striking features. It is both long and aerodynamic with the La Salle name proudly displayed for all to see. The headlights continue to the aerodynamic design and constructed in the form of a teardrop. Under the long and flowing hood and can be found a 322 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine that provided adequate power for its occupants. It was taken from Cadillac which helped GM in keeping development at a minimum while satisfying all types of customer's price ranges and requests. White wall tires and chrome accents can be found throughout the vehicle.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2006

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1939 Vehicle Profiles

1939 LaSalle Series 50 vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 2305392

Black with tan cloth interior....[continue reading]

1939 LaSalle Series 50 vehicle information

Sedan

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.....[continue reading]

1939 LaSalle Series 50 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

The LaSalle was designed by Harley Earl, who later became head of GM Art and Colour, and was inspired by the Hispano-Suiza. It was named after the French adventurer, Sieur De La Salle, who explored the Mississippi River valley in 1682.....[continue reading]

1939 LaSalle Series 50 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Bohman & Schwartz

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....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 2305392 
Sedan
 
Convertible Coupe
 
Convertible Sedan by Bohman & Schwartz
 


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1939 Series 50
$1,895-$8,400
1939 LaSalle Series 50 Price Range: $1,323 - $1,895

Model Year Production

#1#2#3LaSalle
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)24,133
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)23,028
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)15,501
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)32,005
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)13,004
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)8,653
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)7,218

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