Saturday, June 30

1928 Cadillac LaSalle Five-Passenger Sedan

'Here is a wonderful LaSalle Sedan with a rich history in Nevada.  Ownership and use of this car is fully documented from the time it was sold new and that documentation is available for inspection by any serious prospective owner.  The cars is nicely restored in nearly, but not entirely, correct trim and has no mechanical or other modifications.  The V8 engine was recently rebuilt to factory specifications and has less than one hour of running time since.  This automobile has never been damaged, has never had any rust or decay, and remains in far better condition than most cars seen in museums.  It is suitable for use as a weekend driver or, for the true aficionado, as a daily driver.  With little investment or effort, it could be restored to concours d’ elegance standards.  The car was repainted in the 1980s in the original tri-color hues.  As many Cadillac and LaSalle enthusiasts know, there was an amazing array of colors available for these cars – each one virtually custom painted in more than 500 combinations.  This one, in a dove gray, black and cream combination is elegant and grand.
The 1928 LaSalle is powered by a 303 cubic inch, 75 horsepower, quiet running, reliable flathead V8 engine. The Fisher body is mounted on a long 125" wheelbase for a great, smooth ride.  This car has been upholstered in period correct fabric, and the dashboard, door panels, headliner and trim is in very good condition.  Some trim pieces such as bud vases, ashtrays are missing – stolen at a car show years ago.  The bumpers and most plated trim is above average.  Outside door handles show some decay, peeling and pitting.  This car has original type tires of unknown age, but the tread wear is negligible.  The wheels are in excellent condition and brakes, suspension, and drive line components are all in good operable condition.  The fuel system and gas tank have been recently flushed and refurbished.
  This LaSalle is too nice to be tucked away in a museum, though.  It should be driven and enjoyed.'

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