LaSalle Convertible Sedan
After a mid-Depression retreat in size and stature, Cadillac restored its companion make LaSalle to prestige status in 1937. The wheelbase was lengthened four inches, and V8 power returned to the engine room. At the top of the line was a new convertible sedan body style, the first four-door open LaSalle since 1933. All this was accomplished with only a modest price increase – most were barely half the sticker of comparable ’33 models – and the public responded. Sales nearly tripled from 1936.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2010 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan.
125 bhp, 322 cu. in. L-head inline V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124"
Source: RM Auctions
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