Author Topic: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production  (Read 1716 times)

mark maron

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McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:10:07 PM »
So which book is right the 30 coup in Mc Calls says around 2500,we produced the Cadillac companion book of La Salle says 3400..
who is right and do we really know
Mark

Yann Saunders, CLC #12588

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 05:48:05 AM »
Considering the number of hours, weeks, months, years spent by Matt Larson documenting LaSalle history and production, I would consider the "Companion Car" book to be the more reliable source of information in the case of a conflict of facts.

Johnny #662

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 09:40:06 AM »
What year and model car are you looking for?

mark maron

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 08:22:11 PM »
39 coupe...thanks mm

Johnny #662

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 08:53:19 PM »
Quote from: mark maron
39 coupe...thanks mm


I am using "Cadillac, The Complete History" by Hendry as a source it states that in 1939 Model 5027 Coupe, 2525 were produced.

mark maron

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 12:05:57 AM »
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Quote from: mark maron
39 coupe...thanks mm


I am using "Cadillac, The Complete History" by Hendry as a source it states that in 1939 Model 5027 Coupe, 2525 were produced.

Interesting because in the La Salle Companion car book they mention that number and say is is a wrong figure once they went back into the GM auto records.
mark

Johnny #662

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2007, 08:10:28 AM »
Could very well be the case.  I have the third edition of the book which was printed in 1979.

David Temple #22317

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007, 03:59:33 PM »
I cant say which is correct, but considering the amount of detail in LaSalle - Cadillacs Companion Car I would place my bet on that text being correct. I know how much work is needed to get the facts right and the amount of digging needed for accuracy shows in this book.

Barry M. Wheeler #2189

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2007, 08:03:42 PM »
I believe that Matt Larson went through each and every LaSalle record in his quest for accuracy for this book.

Doug Houston

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Re: McCall book vs. La Salle Companion on production
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 08:48:51 PM »
Matt had access to Cadillacs archived invoices for their cars. While Maurice Hendry also sought to get accurate information, My vote would go for the information that Matt wrung out of Cadillacs archives. I dont think that Hendry ever got near them. At the time that Hendry was writing his book, you had to know just who, in Cadillac, to contact for that information. That was how I got copies of the invoices for most of my cars, and for a few others back then.

A friend and I were talking about Oldsmobile just today. I have a 41 Olds convertible phaeton, and Oldsmobiles records show  (in one place) that 119 of them were built. Somewhere else in their records, they show 119 sold in CONUS, and 6 exported. The body number on mine is 124.

 

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