Wade Lanning

What year is this LaSalle? - Now Franklin

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Looks to be a 1930 with the center bumper guard/bracket. 1929 had two bumper guards and the 1931 had a solid, wide, one-piece bumper.

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I think I agree with the Franklin. If you look closely, the headlights are mounted on stantions from the frame horns. Also (and this might be a stretch) the large headlights appear to have the distinctive lens of the Ryan-Lite that the Franklins had.

 

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The larger fender lights look more like those on the Franklin then on the Lasalle but I can see the headlights going either way.

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If Keiser says it's a LaSalle it must be a LaSalle. I'll take his word for it until he issues a formal retraction.

 

LOL

 

Don

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I sent Wade here for a better answer. When he sent me the picture I thought, “ I’ve seen those fenders before”. A quick look in the old Car Spotters Guide got Cadillac and LaSalle pictures of the fender lines. I now see the LaSalle fender line goes to the bottom of the fender point without flareing out like the picture.

 

Now it makes sense, because I look at Franklin for sale ads all the time. That’s why the fender lines look so familiar!😃

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In Dodge 8-speak, the bumper vertical centre piece on the front is a "medallion". Does this one have any pattern or shape?

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18 hours ago, oldford said:

Dave, I think I hit the submit button just a you did....      

The way great minds cogitate?    Sorry...
I'm surprised no one has asked about the other REALLY mysterious car to the right.         

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Dave, regarding the mysterious car to the right, the same person owned a 1925-ish Packard as show in my other post.  The car to the right seems to have a Packard shaped radiator. Here is a front view of that Packard. What does the brain trust here think?

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The car in the first photo is definitely a Franklin by the large Ryan lights with matching fender-mounted parking lights.  The windsplit stamped into the fenders also identify it.

 

This second photo car looks to be a First Series '24 Packard Eight,  by the headlight size and their fork mounting, plus the wider radiator.   Guesses are the portly old gent with the pince-nez glasses was the owner, while his chauffeur looks on.  Note the porte cochere behind, the very image of an affluent 1920's America.

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Definitely a 1929 Franklin model 135 or 137 . You can tell by the brackets for the visor. The LaSalle is different. Also the headlights, fender lights and fender themselves give it away .

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Thanks for the ID on the make and year! Not only is it interesting to know the make. model & year of the car, but it helps me date the time frame when this family picture was taken, because we didn't have that info.  I know the names of my relatives in the picture, but not the date of the picture.

 

Tell me though, what's the difference in the Model 135 and 137?  I couldn't find that out on the Franklin club website.  Also, just to confirm, was the Franklin in the picture air cooled vs. water radiator?

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All Franklins from 1902 to 1934 were air cooled. The were some differences in the 135 and 137 the biggest being wheelbase. The 135 is 125 inches and the 137 is 132 inches . 

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On 12/15/2018 at 7:47 PM, DLynskey said:

If Keiser says it's a LaSalle it must be a LaSalle. I'll take his word for it until he issues a formal retraction.

 

LOL

 

Don

Sorry to disappoint....it's a 1929 Franklin. I cannot believe I missed this one since I used to own a 1929 Series 135 Franklin. Color me REALLY red and embarrassed.

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12 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

Sorry to disappoint....it's a 1929 Franklin. I cannot believe I missed this one since I used to own a 1929 Series 135 Franklin. Color me REALLY red and embarrassed.

Even the best Jeopardy players miss one now and then!

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 5:04 PM, keiser31 said:

Sorry to disappoint....it's a 1929 Franklin. I cannot believe I missed this one since I used to own a 1929 Series 135 Franklin. Color me REALLY red and embarrassed.

 

We'll let you get by with it  this time. Just don't let it happen again.

 

Seriously, I don't know how you find all the photos. I enjoy your responses and learn a lot from them.

 

Don 

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