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1932 LaSalle 345B

The LaSalle automobile was introduced by General Motors in 1927 and served as a companion brand to fill the gap between Buick and Cadillac. Alfred P. Sloan created LaSalle as a companion marque for Cadillac and the brand name was based on that of a French explorer, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. The design of the LaSalle was courtesy of Harley Earl, who would go on to enjoy a 30-year career at General Motors.

The LaSalle automobiles were available in a full range of body styles, including Fisher and Fleetwood Metal Body-built custom designs. Open cars could be ordered in tri-tone color combinations. Wheelbase sizes ranged between 128- and 134-inches and were powered by Cadillac's 'Ninety Degree V-8' engine.

The LaSalle automobiles were built through 1940 and attracted a fair number of customers to the GM family, especially younger customers seeking something above the Buick but not as expensive as a Cadillac.

The 1932 LaSalle 345-B had wheelbase sizes of 130 and 136-inches and were powered by a 353 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine offering 115 horsepower. The engine was backed by a three-speed synchromesh transmission with mechanical brakes at all four corners. The 130-inch Fisher bodystyles included a coupe, sedan, town coupe, and convertible coupe. A town sedan, 7-passenger sedan, and Imperial sedan rested on the larger, 136-inch platform. In the front was a monogram bar and lights similar to the 1931 345-A models.

During 1932, a total of 3,290 LaSalle models were sold.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2020
Vehicle Profiles
1932 LaSalle 345B vehicle information

Town Sedan
Coachwork: Fisher

By 1932 the LaSalle's engine and styling was virtually identical to the contemporary V-8 Cadillac. Features unique to the LaSalle included the emblems and their trademark five hood ports on a slightly shorter hood. But unlike Cadillac, LaSalle, off....[continue reading]

1932 LaSalle 345B vehicle information

Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Fisher

The LaSalle was created when General Motors President Albert M. Sloan spotted a void between the high-end Cadillac and Buick. Legendary GM designer Harley Earl was brought to the company to design the first LaSalle (1927) and shortly thereafter forme....[continue reading]

1932 LaSalle 345B vehicle information

Sedan
Coachwork: Fisher

Engine Num: 1103355

This 1932 LaSalle Series 345-B Imperial Seven-Passenger Sedan by Fisher was ordered on November 2nd of 1932 with 'Tokio Ivory' body stripe, much as the car is today. The upholstery was specified as grey whipcord. Currently, the passenger compartment ....[continue reading]

Town Sedan by Fisher
 
Sport Phaeton by Fisher
 
Sedan by Fisher
 

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Price Comparison

$2-$2,390
1932 345B
$2,795-$8,125
1932 LaSalle 345B Price Range: $2,390 - $2,795

Model Year Production

#1#2#3LaSalle
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
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)3,381
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)3,290
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)10,103
1930Ford (1,140,710)Chevrolet (640,980)Buick (181,743)11,005
1929Ford (1,507,132)Chevrolet (1,328,605)Buick (196,104)22,961
1928Chevrolet (1,193,212)Ford (607,592)Willys Knight (231,360)14,806
1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)16,850

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