1940 Lasalle
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This is a rare 1940 LaSalle, Series 52 four door touring sedan. It has the original flathead engine 322 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine capable of producing 130 horsepower. It is mated to the original factory column mounted 3-speed standard transmission. This is quite a lot of touring machine. The LaSalle model was created by General Motors to fill the price gap between Cadillac and Buick. These attractive and conservative automobiles were affordable, reliable and built with Cadillac quality. General Motors advertised the LaSalles as being assembled to Cadillac standards in the Cadillac factory.

The LeSalle's were practical, reliable, and functional automobiles. The LaSalle did stimulate sales for General Motors during a difficult time in history. LaSalle stayed in production for fourteen years before GM cancelled the marque just prior to World War II.

This was the last year for LaSalle as a product of Cadillac. The Series 52 was known for its outstanding body style, 45-degree sloped windshield, curved rear windows with no beltline, and rounder and smoother body and trunk. In 1940, the LaSalle marque ended as it had began, with distinctive as well as attractive styling. Even though it outsold its senior 'companion car', during much of its existence, Cadillac was to remain the 'flag ship' of the General Motors fleet.
This LaSalle needs some TLC to bring it back to its glory. The bumpers need to be re-chromed and other chrome pieces are showing wear. The interior is in great shape. There are no tears, rips in the seats and the door panels and headliner are in great shape. The gauges operate except for the clock. The odometer shows 88,998, but we are not able to verify the mileage. More importantly, this car drives very nicely. For more information, please contact Savannah Classic Cars at 912-235-2347 (no texts).

Engine

Engine Size
V8 5.4 L

Body

Body Color
Burgundy

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Year
1940
Make
Lasalle
Miles
88,998

Interior

Center Console
No
Engine Size
V8 5.4 L
Miles
88,998
Vin
4331839
Stock
1068

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