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  1. Here's a picture of my 1940 LaSalle, Model 52-29, Convertible Sedan. #51 of 75 of this body style. 1940 was the final year of production for the LaSalle that was first offered in 1927. This car line was part of the Companion Makes series of brands GM utilized to fill perceived pricing gaps in their vehicle offerings as dictated by Alfred Sloan's "A Car for Every Purse and Purpose" marketing strategy in the mid 1920s. In 1940, LaSalle offered two series, Model 50 & Model 52. The Model 52 was based on the C Body platform, also known as the Torpedo style, shared with other large GM cars.
  2. Here's my contribution to this virtual show. My wife, Nelli is wearing her outfit that won her 1st Prize in the Best Period Attire Contest at the Waterbury, VT VAE Antique Car Show in 2018. It doesn't show in this photo but she was holding a Wendell Willkie for President Handkerchief during the judging. Wes in VT.
  3. An new, fully committed, member of the Manual Gearbox Destruction Society..
  4. Thanks John, I guess I missed the part about the engine getting changed in the '70s. Feel free to attach any label you choose: treasure, restomod, your call. Like I said earlier, it's only my opinion that this car is something special, if you feel otherwise you're welcome to do so.
  5. Just last week while I was at my local parts store to pick up a couple of brass fittings for the vacuum advance pipe on my '40 Lasalle there was another fellow in the store trying to find some parts for a 1954 Cadillac 331 engine. As usual, the guy behind the counter was asking him for the model of the car he was working on so he could go through the menu in his software. It turns out he was a bit surprised when he heard the answer. The man said the engine is in a 1940 Lincoln Continental. There was a bit of conversation from the counter man as he was trying to figure out how to look up what
  6. One thing I discovered when making that change was you're going to need REALLY good grounds for the bulbs. Any hint of corrosion in the sockets or poor connections to ground will result in lack of function. Good luck. Wes in VT.
  7. Pretty sure that's not Skyhawk. Probably Skylark. Wes in VT
  8. Looks like it sold already. https://www.essexmotorsport.com/cars-for-sale Wes in VT
  9. John, You might check on the CLC Forum for this info. There's quite a few people with this issue and I'm sure someone is making repops of these. Wes in VT
  10. Good Catch, Broker-len. This particular scam has been around for a while now. Sometimes it's groceries, sometimes it's a FedEx package. Your friend's email was found somewhere and is being spoofed by the bad guys. This can happen when folks have their email addresses posted on a website for the whole world to see. Thanks for the warning. Wes in VT
  11. I'm thinking that would be an awesome ice fishing shanty. Wes in VT
  12. Have you tried to Google it?
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