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For 1940 lasalle convertible - suicide doors - $45,000 (gilroy, ca)


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Not Mine - don't see a visor on a convertible like this everyday (I lead a sheltered life)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/salinas-1940-lasalle-cadillac/7511213952.html

Have a 40 lasalle looking to trade. All original except for a few accessories. Runs great new gas tank suspension . Has been gone through . Trade or sell 45k . Late 50s 60s convertibles .

(few more pics in ad)

 

Email - copy and paste into your email:
2a28cd974e55352a998ebeec9a137922@sale.craigslist.org
contact name: Ric

phone/text:  (831) 383-zero 0 four 1

 

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The visor is the least of the problems for us.  The car is a low-rider.  What has been done to the suspension, and what will it take to fix it, are the major questions.  Other than that, it appears to be unmolested from a previous proper restoration.

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The sun-visor and "slammed" suspension, which may be an air suspension system, suggest the seller's mentality is still teenage...  The 1940 LaSalle Series 50 convertible sedan, one of 125 built, hardly deserves this indignity.  A nicely restored car that has fallen into the wrong hands.

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36 minutes ago, Gearheadengineer said:

Looks to me like someone cut the roof off of a four door sedan. Hence the visor and no top up pics. And the gap between the door windows if you were to roll them up 

I don't think so.  Look at the windshield header, and there are top latches present, whether or not there are actually top bows and/or fabric under the boot.  As for gaps, GM convertible sedans of that vintage have sheet metal fillers that latch into position between the front and rear door windows.  These were often lost while the cars were just "used iron," and the lack of them often resulted, in my youth, of tops or their remnants being left down and incomplete.

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10 minutes ago, Grimy said:

As for gaps, GM convertible sedans of that vintage have sheet metal fillers that latch into position between the front and rear door windows.

Right, but on the subject car I see no place to attach the filler. I think the true convertible sedans had a post between the front and rear doors? With the rear doors hinged at the front. 
 

But I am far from an expert on these. 
 

Either way, this is far from “all original except for a few accessories.” 😀

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6 minutes ago, Gearheadengineer said:

Right, but on the subject car I see no place to attach the filler. I think the true convertible sedans had a post between the front and rear doors? With the rear doors hinged at the front. 
 

But I am far from an expert on these. 
 

Either way, this is far from “all original except for a few accessories.” 😀

You're right!  The front-opening rear doors give it away.  See https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/4838-1940-lasalle-40-52-convertible-sedan/

but there is only the single photo left of this sold vehicle.

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44 minutes ago, Grimy said:

You're right!  The front-opening rear doors give it away.  See https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/4838-1940-lasalle-40-52-convertible-sedan/

but there is only the single photo left of this sold vehicle.

LaSalle fielded two different convertible sedans for 1940: the B-Body Series 40-5029, which is this car and the C-Body Series 52-5229 of which 75 were built.  The former shares B-Bodies with the Buick Special (41C) and Century (61C) Sport Phaetons and the latter with C-Body Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser L-Series 90 Body Style 403929 convertible phaeton,  Buick Super (51C) and Roadmaster (71C) Convertible Phaeton as well as Cadillac Series 62, Body Style 40-6229 convertible sedan and the already mentioned LaSalle.  The B-body convertible sedans were carried over from 1939; the C-Body convertible sedans a mid-season addition during late winter/early spring 1940.

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Same body on the conv sedans for 1940 LaSalle, 1940 & 41 Cadillac ( series 62) , 1940 Buick ( Roadmaster series 71c and Super series 61c) 1941 Buick series 71c , and 1941 Oldsmobile ( series 98) front hinged doors. Here is my 1940 Buick series 71c Roadmaster  ( original 50,000 mile car that had a cosmetic restoration in 1967, when someone painted it Beach Boy metallic blue - 🙃 this after a spell where it was owned by the Hell's Angels motorcycle lads  ).

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