1939 Cadillac LaSalle Touring Sedan
322 cubic inch 90 degree L-Head V8 Engine
3-Speed Manual Transmission
6-Volt Charging System
Dual Sidemount Spares
Fresh Air Cowl
Factory Instruments & Steering Wheel
Factory Steel Wheels & Wide Whitewall Tires
Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to showcase this vintage 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Series 39-50 5-Passenger Sedan. This example was purchased along with photos of an earlier restoration done to the car in the 1970s and it is believed this car was associated with Gary Cooper. It is said to have been driven in Hollywood, California. 1939 would be the 2nd to last year for LaSalle and is considered one of the finest. These late cars have a unique style and quality that set them apart. This particular example is very attractive car that displays strong cosmetics and mechanicals. This is a car that can be driven and shown. It is powered by the correct 322 cubic inch L-head flathead V8 engine paired with the 3-speed manual column-shifted transmission.
As always, the Dallas Love Field is the fitting location for many of our photos of this beautiful 1939 LaSalle 5-Passenger Sedan. Be sure to visit our friends at the historic Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas. The exterior displays a quality restoration in wine & black. The paint is very good to excellent throughout as is the brightwork. Check out the tasteful grille design, just beautiful. The dual sidemount spares really add to this car's persona. The rear bumper leaves little doubt as to the automobile you are motoring in. We have several photographs of this LaSalle during an earlier restoration along with additional photos from the most recent restoration work.
Open the doors to 1939. The interior is beautifully restored with many of the original components & controls remaining intact down to the radio & steering wheel. The cloth upholstery is perfect for this car, showing well front to back. The headliner is also in great shape. The dash displays the factory instruments along with the era-correct simulated wood backing. The back windows slide open and closed. The pedals show well, with the distinctive LaS of early LaSalle design. The radio is just beautiful with its ivory-like original bakelite plastic buttons and clear face with dial indicator. The radio is not functional, but appears intact. The factory steel wheels wear the correct LaS wheel covers and were fitted with wide whitewall poly-bias tires all around.
This is a steel car with steel running boards left and right. Under the hood is the smooth running 322 cubic inch L-head V8. This powerplant is correct for this car and paired with the 3-speed manual column-shifted transmission. The engine is clean and detailed as is the engine compartment. The 1939 LaSalle boasted a full trunk, this one in great shape just like the rest of this car. The undercarriage is in exceptional condition front to back. This car has had a host of suspension work performed over the years.