LaSalle Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Cadillac’s all-new companion marque, the LaSalle, was introduced in March 1927. Smaller and lighter than the Cadillac, the LaSalle was in the same pattern, with a similar chassis design and a scaled-down L-head V-8 engine. Lighter, more agile and intended to convey Cadillac prestige at a lower price point, it was designed by Harley Earl, who was newly recruited by Cadillac General Manager Lawrence P. Fisher. Earl’s first design job for a major manufacturer, the LaSalle was a stylistic tour de force inspired by the great Hispano-Suiza. LaSalle in 1927 is widely regarded to have heralded modern automotive styling from concept to physical reality.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
75 bhp, 303 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, live front axle and ¾-floating rear axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125".
Source: RM Auctions