LaSalle 52 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood

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52 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood





In its final years, the LaSalle once again became more Cadillac-like in its appearance and details. The narrow radiator grille opening was retained and was flanked by additional side grill work. Headlights, which had moved down and been secured to the "cat-walk", were again attached to the radiator shell. One interesting feature, adopted by LaSalle in these years, was a Sunroof, marketed as the "Sunshine Turret Top". Sales climbed up from 15,501 in 1938 to 23,028 in 1939.

The final 1940 LaSalles were introduced in October 1939 with, as it had in its first year, a full array of semi-custom body styles, including a convertible sedan. Harley Earl also oversaw this redesign. The LaSalle emerged with a smooth-flowing design, its trademark thin radiator flanked by a series of thin chrome slots, giving it a futuristic look. In its final year sales of the LaSalle reached the second highest level ever at 24,133.

Building on LaSalle’s stylishly clean lines, integrated headlights, lack of running boards, and Art Deco cues, the Series 52 was introduced in 1940, showing a new longer and wider body, rakish windshield, and revised rear lights. To complement the exterior styling, the Series 52 boasted a sumptuous interior trimmed by Fleetwood and a vacuum-operated power top. Period rear fender skirts were added to this LaSalle’s wonderful Art Deco design, accentuating its long, low silhouette.

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