Started by CongoLasalle, October 07, 2021, 02:29:18 PM
Quote from: Chris Cummings on October 09, 2021, 02:50:47 PMThat 189299 number is stamped onto a piece of the frame. In the late 20s and early 30s, the vehicle was identified by the engine number. The engine number had one star next to it. The engine number appears on the car only on the engine. That's just the way Cadillac did it. In the late thirties, it would also appear on the frame, but that was later.Different numbers were stamped onto the frame, the transmission, the steering gear, the front and rear axles, and the generator. To know for certain what year the car is, you need the number that's stamped on the right-hand side of the crankcase, on a boss next to the where the coolant pipe feeds the right-hand cylinder block.The fact that the hood side panel is covered with thin vertical louvres says that this is a 1930 car. The rest of the visible structure is consistent with that.
Quote from: Chris Cummings on October 08, 2021, 07:14:53 PMP.S. I'm betting it's a 1930 LaSalle.Chris
Quote from: Tom Boehm on October 08, 2021, 04:20:35 PMHello Pete, Interesting post from a faraway place. I do not think the number is the vin number. It does not match the vin numbers for Lasalles of that era. Probably a part number. I compared your pictures to the pictures in the book "Lasalle: Cadillac's Companion Car". I think it is a 1930 Lasalle series 340 five passenger coupe. This is based on the hubcaps, the dashboard, and the number of louvers in the hood. Because of the number of louvers in the hood it is not a 1927. It is certainly one of these years: 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931.
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