Im looking about buying a 39 LaSalle opera coupe
needs total resto, but mostly rust free az car..
no motor or trans, but dont want to spend too much
Supposedly only about 1732 where built , the vin on this
one was suppose to be the last one made.
post the id tag info and we can tell you about it.
Heck, if the care is a true Arizona car, you should have a lot to start with. I'd expect to see a pretty solid body and sheet metal. Even if the interior is shot, you would have patterns to use for re-doing it. In my mind, it's a gorgeous car.
As far as engine and transmission goes, there are engines to be had, as well as transmissions. It'ain't like looking for a Duesenberg engine!!
Before I ever got my first vintage car, I wanted either a '39 or '40 Cadillac or LaSalle coupe. It developed that there were several possibilities to mfulfill that desire. I finally DID (do) have a '39 Cadillac coupe, but it's a '39-90 5 pass coupe.
If this car you tell of is as solid as one might expect, and if the price is bearable, I'd go for it. i
heres a pic , all I have for now..
any ideas what its worth as is ?
other side looks the same..some parts not
shown do come with the car.
That is a gorgeous starting point.
AZ CADSDYYMAN IF you can get it for less then ,$500 I would say,, go for it . Jim
he thinks its worth ALOT more then that..
thanks for the info ;)
That is why a lot of cars end up at the tip.
The owner believes it is worth a fortune, then when the Estate passes to the relatives, they just want to get rid of the "worthless piece of junk" (in their eyes) and it either goes for a song, or scrapped, just to get it out of the way.
i paid $4000 for a '39 lasalle opera coupe in california...97% complete and original, numbers cars.