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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
203059

Description

75 HP, 303 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Engine No. 203059 By the late 1920's, General Motors had grown into the largest automotive company in the world. An idea had been floated that more names would make a larger market appeal so it was decided that each of the major GM brands, with the exception of Chevrolet, would now have a partner. Oakland received the Pontiac, Oldsmobi...

75 HP, 303 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Engine No. 203059 By the late 1920's, General Motors had grown into the largest automotive company in the world. An idea had been floated that more names would make a larger market appeal so it was decided that each of the major GM brands, with the exception of Chevrolet, would now have a partner. Oakland received the Pontiac, Oldsmobile the Viking, Buick the Marquette and Cadillac got a lower-priced companion, La Salle. While the La Salle cost a bit less than the senior car, it was no slouch when it came to performance and beauty. GM's new Vice President of Style and Color, Harley Earl, had taken the design of the La Salle as his hallmark project and the results were stunning. This roadster (body style 1169) was produced for La Salle by the Fisher Body Division. It was one of the least expensive, and most popular models for the marque's first season offered with a base price of $2,525. This sharp roadster appears to have been given a full restoration a number of years ago but could use some freshening before it goes back out on the road. It is a well appointed sporty car for its time with dual side-mount spare tires and a rumble-seat, complete with a access door for storing golf clubs or a picnic basket. Finished in a tasteful burgundy for the body and gloss black for the fenders, the wire spoke wheels are done in a light yellow. Considered a "full classic" by the Classic Car Club of America, this would be an excellent vehicle for touring or to attend local gatherings. As a bonus, this roadster is even fitted with the very desirable radiator mascot depicting the intrepid explorer with his hat in his hand beckoning all to take to the road.

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