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La Salle Automobiles

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1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940


Nota: Since these pages were prepared, in 1996, the definitive book on LaSalle
automobiles has been published; it is entitled La Salle - Cadillac's Companion Car
[ISBN #1-56311-519-0]. Thoroughly researched and written and by my friends
Ron Van Gelderen and Matt Larson, I strongly recommend that you refer to that
book for more precise facts and figures, plus lots more photos of these beautiful cars



1933 La Salle Series 345-C (90° V-8)

Bore : 3 3/8"

Stroke : 4 15/16"

Displacement : 353 cu.in.

Compression ratio : ???

Brake HP : 115 BHP

Wheel bases : 130", 134" and 136"

Total units built : 3,381 (Ackerson), 3,482 (Van Gelderen),

Price range : $2245-$2645

Introduced : ???

Engine numbers : 2000001 to >>>>> [1933]

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1933 La Salle instrument panel


Body styles
Carried over from 1932 and extensively restyled for 1933

Fisher Bodies on 130" Wheel Base
(in ascending order of rarity)


The Sedan for 5 Passengers

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Style #33-659, 5-passenger sedan
(1491 built)

Apparently a custom job with closed  quarters and landau bars
[ I did not find it in the book, LaSalle, Cadillac's Companion Car]

The Town Coupe for 5 Passengers

ls33cp5p.jpg (8444 bytes)
wrong image ???

Style #33-672,  5-passenger town coupe, $2,395
(271 units built)


The Coupe

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Style #33-678, 2-passenger town coupe, $2,245
(154 units built)
[lower row, left, artist's view from period ad; right, a fine survivor]


The Convertible Coupe

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Style #33-668, 2-passenger convertible coupe, $2,395
(146 units built)


Bare Chassis

(only 1 unit)

Fisher Bodies on 136" Wheel Base
(in ascending order of rarity)


The Town Sedan for 5 Passengers

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Style #33-652, 5-passenger town sedan, $2,495
(752 units built)


The Sedan for 7 Passengers

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Style #33-662, 7-passenger sedan, $2,495
(467 units built)


The Limousine for 7 Passengers

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Style #33-663, 7-passenger limousine, $2,645
(190 units built)


Special Fleetwood Bodies on 136" Wheel Base

Fleetwood built four town coupes for 5 passengers (style #5281); these are listed in the
Master Parts Book.  These probably looked quite similar to Cadillac style #5581 (below)
of which Fleetwood built four units on the sixteen-cylinder chassis in 1933

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Style #33-8-222 ( #5281), 5-passenger town coupe,   price not recorded
(only 4 units built)


Bare Chassis

(only 1 unit)


Mystery 355-CX Series
Cadillacs with La Salle Bodies on 140" Wheel Base

The Town Coupe for 5 Passengers

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Style #33-8-272, 5-passenger coupe [Cadillac body - as illustrated], $2,695
(only 2 units built)


The All-Weather Phaeton

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Style #33-8-273, 5-passenger all-weather phaeton [Cadillac body - as illustrated], $3,195
(only 2 units built)


[ Photo needed ]
Style #33-8-256, 5-passenger special phaeton [Cadillac body], $2,695
(only 1 unit built)


World's Fair Cars

Six specially prepared cars were on show at the 1933 Chicago World Fair exhibition.  They were: a red 5p. town sedan, a blue 5p. town sedan, a green 5p. sedan, a blue 5p. town coupe, a dark blue 5p, town coupe and a green 2p. coupe (illustrated below)

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This World's Fair LaSalle coupe was offered for sale on e-Bay in June, 2002


Principal features: Fender-mounted parking lights, [easy ID = new, horizontal hood louver doors + new, fine-mesh "V"d radiator grille with one vertical and seven horizontal separations], new skirted fenders front and rear, single-bar bumpers, new headlight support (no tie bar), twin, streamlined, bullet tail-lights with LH number-plate stanchion,  LaS  emblem at top, RH corner, clamshell fenders, new trunk rack with emblem, Syncro-Mesh clashless transmission, mechanical 4-wheel brakes, safety glass all round, adjustable front seat, chrome-plating, battery under front seat (formerly mounted on running board), No-Draft ventilation (vent wings front and rear [in sedans]).

Here's what Cadillac's own copywriters had to say about the new LaSalle chassis for 1933, which they hoped to sell to the funeral trades:

The new LaSalle chassis, manufactured at the Cadillac factory, is, we sincerely believe, the greatest value offered for funeral service.   Powered by the 125-horsepower Cadillac V-8 engine, it provides performance unduplicated by any other chassis of comparable cost. The one-piece, heavy-duty frame has a reinforcing "X" member of "I" beam construction, extending all the way to the kick-up for greater strength and rigidity.

N.B. Weights and prices listed in AT differ from other sources

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1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940

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