Author Topic: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale  (Read 1249 times)

Offline DM13634

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1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« on: October 03, 2013, 12:25:39 PM »
I picked this car up a few months ago from an aviation museum that did not want it anymore.  The car was sitting under a covered porch for the last several years.  I have worked on the engine to get it running again, replaced the master cylinder, and generally cleaned it up.  I hate to get rid of it, but I am moving and I really do not have room for it at the new place.  The car drives well for sitting so long.  It is not in perfect shape, but it is well enough along that it would not take a lot to make it really nice. 

Here is what I know about the car:
    First owner bought the car in San Antonio at Goad Cadillac.
    Second owner inherited the car from first owner.  Car was moved to Fort Worth in 1960's.
    Third owner worked for General Dynamics and lived in Paris, Texas.
    Fourth owner (Jimmy W. Dailey) bought the car in 1972.
    Fifth owner (Charles Decker) won 1st prize in a LaSalle car show in Cresson, Texas in 1975.  Mr. Decker donated the car to the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum before he passed away.
    Current owner - Dennis McAfee
 
The car is located in Tyler, TX.  I can be reached at 903.780.5174.  I am asking $13,000. 
Thank you,
Dennis McAfee

Offline DM13634

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 04:44:08 PM »
I am moving to Houston, so I can make the car available in Houston if necessary.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 04:24:58 PM by DM13634 »

Offline DM13634

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 10:18:36 PM »
I am moving the car to Houston in the next 2 weeks.

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 10:29:54 PM »


Hello Dennis

Thank you posting the LaSalle on the CLC Forum.

Please provide the body plate data and the vehicle identification number.
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Offline DM13634

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 11:01:40 PM »
I have attached a picture of the body plate.  I am actually in Houston right now so I don't have the VIN with me right now.  I can get it tomorrow.

Thanks.

Offline DM13634

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 11:03:05 PM »
Found the VIN.

VIN:  4327390      Odometer: 54,754 (this is what it said when I bought it)

Offline DM13634

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 08:14:16 PM »
Body plate

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 09:51:13 PM »


Hello Dennis

I cannot detect the numbers on your body data plate. I suggest you obtain a vehicle invoice from:
GM Media Archive
Allied Vaughn
11923 Brookfield
Livonia, Michigan 48150
Attn: GM Vehicle Invoice & Cadillac Collection
734-462-5543 ext 163 ($50)
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Offline DM13634

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 10:28:05 AM »
I will order the vehicle invoice.  In the mean time here is another pic that should be better and the numbers on it.

Style No.      40-5219
Body No.      5692
Trim No.      55
Painting No. 1

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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 02:36:58 PM »

Hello Dennis

I appreciate the clarity.

I surmise that your car was built in 1940 January. Allied Vaughn will provide the actual.
Trim is tan bedford cord
Paint is black
« Last Edit: January 09, 2014, 10:54:30 PM by C.R. Patton II »
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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 05:57:41 AM »
I'm sure CR meant Jan 1940.
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Re: 1940 LaSalle 5219 for sale
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 10:56:55 PM »


Hello

Gratitude Michael!
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