[last update: 05.26.2020]

La Salle Automobiles

1930
Specifications & Photos

 

 

 

1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940

 

Nota: Since these pages were prepared, in 1996, the definitive book on LaSalle
automobiles has been published; it is entitled La Salle - Cadillac's Companion Car
[ISBN #1-56311-519-0]. Thoroughly researched and written and by my friends
Ron Van Gelderen and Matt Larson, I strongly recommend that you refer to that
book for more precise facts and figures, plus lots more photos of these beautiful cars

 

 

ls30drg.JPG (9717 bytes)
This artist's rendering of the 1930 La Salle 5-pass sedan
appeared in the 1930 catalog of Lendrum & Hartman,
GM's agents in the United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

1930 La Salle Series 340 (90° V-8)

dr30_las.jpg (18996 bytes)
This is a factory clay mock-uo proposal for the 1929-30 LaSalle

Bore : 3 5/16"

Stroke : 4 15/16"

Displacement : 340 cu.in. (hence "340")

Compression ratio : 5.05:1 [4.92:1 optional]

Brake HP : 90 BHP @ 3000 rpm

Wheel base : 134"

Tires : 6.50 x 19 (on wooden artillery wheels)

7.00 x 18 (on metal rims)

Total units built : 14,955 (Ackerson), 14,995 (Van Gelderen and one other source)
                           (Ron Van Gelderen mentions an unexplained difference of 9 units in factory records)      

Introduced : September, 1929

Price range : $2385-up (one source)

                    $2375-2795 (Fisher, according to Ackerson)

                    $2285-3795 (Fleetwood, according to Ackerson)

Engine numbers : 600001 to 614995 [1929-1930]
Engine numbers : 900001 to 910103 [1930-1931]

30lsHood.jpg (8340 bytes)    30lsMtor.jpg (11656 bytes)

 

Body styles
(in ascending order of rarity)

 

All styles on 134" wheel base

30sed5p.jpg (11361 bytes)    30ls5psd.jpg (15454 bytes)
Style # 30-259, 5-passenger sedan, $2,565 (4798 units built2)

ls30ad3.jpg (9399 bytes)    ls30ssv3.jpg (8412 bytes)

ls31ts5p.JPG (6827 bytes)    30ls5ptsd.jpg (14382 bytes)
Style #30-252, 5-passenger town sedan, $2,590 (3147 units built
1)
Top row, right: a survivor in Cuba [photo courtesy of the current owner]

ls31sd7p.JPG (7953 bytes)    30ls7psd.jpg (14128 bytes)
Style #30-262, 7-passenger sedan, $2,775 (1533 units built
3)

30Las.jpg (50075 bytes)

30ls5pcp.jpg (18942 bytes)
Style #30-272, 5-passenger coupe, $2,590 (1419 units built4)

ls31cvcp.JPG (6602 bytes)    30ls2pcc.jpg (15654 bytes)

30LasCvCp.JPG (18408 bytes)

ls30sv.jpg (7459 bytes)    ls30ad2.jpg (10868 bytes)     Las30cvcp.JPG (22452 bytes)
Style #30-268, 2-passenger convertible coupe with rumble-seat,  $2,590 (1400 units built)
Left & right: two fine survivors; center: illustration from a period ad

30ls2pcp.jpg (16731 bytes)
Style #30-258, 2-passenger coupe, $2,490 (1000 units built)

30ls7pim.jpg (15340 bytes)
Style #30-263, 7-passenger limousine, $2,925 (500 units built
3)

 


Fleetwood "Semi-Custom" Models

ls31tg7p.JPG (6550 bytes)    30-4060FShire.jpg (9467 bytes)

30fshire.JPG (8188 bytes)    ls30ad1.jpg (10420 bytes)

30lsFshir.jpg (12738 bytes)    ls30phsv.jpg (11606 bytes)
Style #4060, Fleetshire 5-passenger phaeton, $2,385 (398 units built)
Center row:  illustrations from period ads
Photo of survivor, lower row, right:  © Richard A. Wright

fclifi.jpg (3868 bytes)    fclifsd.jpg (3703 bytes)

30-4002FCliffe.jpg (9414 bytes)

ls31rdst.JPG (6401 bytes)    30lsFclif.jpg (19216 bytes)

30lasrds.jpg (10921 bytes)    ls30rds.jpg (10245 bytes)    30lasrds2.jpg (7045 bytes)
Style #4002, Fleetcliffe Roadster, $2,450 (302 units built)
In the Fleetwood catalog for 1930 there is no color illustration for this body style
as it is similar in most respects to the Cadillac Fleetdowns model

30fwayls.JPG (7948 bytes)   30lsFway.jpg (16774 bytes)

30-4080FwayLas1.jpg (25487 bytes)   

30-4080LasA.jpg (4208 bytes)    30-4080LasB.jpg (4070 bytes)

30awp.jpg (9301 bytes)    Las30awp.JPG (17233 bytes)

30awp2.jpg (13216 bytes)   30lasalleAWP.jpg (6973 bytes)
Style #4080, Fleetway 5-passenger all-weather phaeton, 4,670 lbs, $3,995 (250 units built)
the top, when folded back, lies flush with the belt line; this body style was mounted also on the

Cadillac chassis (artist's drawing, top row, left); lower row, above: two fine survivors

flandsi.jpg (3919 bytes)    flandsd.jpg (3652 bytes)

30-4057FLands.jpg (10072 bytes)

ls30pha2.jpg (8465 bytes)    30lsFlnds.jpg (14967 bytes)
Style #4057, Fleetlands  7-passenger touring car, 4435 lbs, $2,525 (239 units built)
Once again, in the Fleetwood catalog for 1930 there is no color illustration for this model
which closely resembles the shorter, La Salle Fleetshire phaeton, above [with no occasional seats]

30-4081FWindLas1.jpg (25683 bytes)    30-4081FWindLas2.jpg (4057 bytes)

fwindi2.jpg (3797 bytes)    fwindsd2.jpg (3855 bytes)

30fwind.jpg (7125 bytes)
Style #4081 Fleetwind  cabriolet (light colored Burbank top
over metal), no quarter windows, 4600 lbs,  $3,725 (42 units built)
the same body style was available also on the Cadillac chassis

 

30-4082FWindLas3.jpg (25621 bytes)    30-4082FwindLas4.jpg (21505 bytes)

fwindi.jpg (3609 bytes)    fwindsd.jpg (3840 bytes)

30fwindls.JPG (7003 bytes)
Style #4081 Fleetwind  cabriolet (light colored Burbank top over metal),
as above but  with quarter windows, 4600 lbs, $3,825 (45 units built)
the same body style was available also on the Cadillac chassis

ls30cus1.JPG (7537 bytes)
Style #3351, 5-passenger town car, price not known (only one built)

[ Photo needed ]
Style #3364, 5-passenger brougham, price not known (only one built)

30bwlan2.JPG (7230 bytes)    ls30cus2.JPG (7958 bytes)
5-passenger Fleetwood special custom style #3751 town car (only one built)

Unlisted

4 units5 [styles not known]


Unidentified landaulet style, apparently not listed in the book:
La Salle - Cadillac's Companion Car by Ron Van Gelderen and Matt Larson

 

Bare Chassis

66 units6

 

Principal features: Longer, wider, roomier bodies, fender-mounted parking lights with narrow hood louvers extending full length of hood sides = easy ID, double-bar bumpers, twin, round tail-light curving upwards, radiator grille and hood 2½" taller, wider front tread (57½" in lieu of 56"), wider rear tread (59½" in lieu of 58"), all bodies now mounted on 134" chassis, larger clutch, new harmonized steering mechanism, larger engine valves with 4 rings, redesigned manifold heat control valve, redesigned distributor, intake cover header plate changed mid-year from aluminum to cast iron [leak problems]

N.B.: A series 340 La Salle phaeton is included in the C&D card set
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1  of which   9 units built in Canada
2  of which 67 units built in Canada
3  of which 31 units built in Canada
4  of which 19 units built in Canada
5  all of these were built in Canada
6  of which 20 units built in Canada

30lsHware.jpg (19046 bytes)
Here is a sampling of the hardware used in the 1930 LaSalle models;
it is made by Ternstedt, a divison of the Fisher Body Corporation in Detroit

 

 

 

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1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940


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