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LaSalle 345A Seven-Passenger Touring by Fleetwood 1931 - World Of Classic Cars -

LaSalle 345A Seven-Passenger Touring by Fleetwood 1931

The 1931 model year saw Cadillac’s “junior marque,” the LaSalle, being offered in 12 body styles, of which five prestigious styles were produced by Fleetwood, the same GM shop that bodied V-16 Cadillacs. Among the rarest variations was the Fleetwood Seven-Passenger Touring, style number 4657, of which fewer than a dozen are believed to survive.
The car presented here is thought to have had its Fleetwood body installed later in life; that said, the body has its original Fleetwood tag, script doorsills, and body numbers, and it appears to be a correct and original unit. It was restored some years ago in a striking combination of orchid hues, including dark purple bodywork striped in soft blush rose, with a matching chassis and wheels with stainless-steel spokes. Panel fit is very good throughout, and the paint shows wear in only the usual wear areas. The gray and maroon leather interior remains in very good condition, as does the Haartz cloth top. Abundant accessories include Pilot Ray driving lights, a rear-mounted luggage rack, dual side-mounted spares with metal covers and mirrors, a Goddess radiator mascot, wind wings, and whitewall tires.
LaSalle 345A Seven-Passenger Touring by Fleetwood 1931

The LaSalle has been only gently driven, shown, and maintained since its completion. It has appeared at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance and was reportedly pictured in the July 2008 issue of Cars & Parts magazine. In addition, the model is recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America.