Salle Series 36-50 (L-Head Straight Eight)
Bore : 3"
Stroke : 4 3/8"
Displacement : 248 cu.in.
Compression ratio : ???
Brake HP : 105 BHP @ 3600 rpm
Wheel bases : 120"
Total units built : 13,004
Price range : $1175-$1255
Introduced : ???
Styling features: L-R, hood air scoops and nameplate,
grille, fender chevrons
All Fisher bodies on 120" wheel base
Lovely surviving 2-4 passenger 2-door Stationary Coupes, $1175
5-passenger 2-door Club Sedan $1185
5-passenger 4-door Sedan $1225
2-4 passenger, 2-door Convertible Coupe $1255
Right: a period ad for this stylish model
Above two rows: a fine, original survivor
The artist's view (right) was cropped from a period
promotional postcard; written below the car in blue ink (on the original card)
are the words: "570 miles today and we're not a bit tired. Our new LaSalle is
marvelous [signed] C.L."
[ Document: Z. Taylor Vinson collection ]
Accessory groups :
Basic equipment group "X" $ 50
Accessory group "A" : [clock, RH sun visor,
wheel trim rings] $ 35
Accessory group "B" : ["A"+ license
frames and flexible steering wheel] $ 48
Accessory group "C" : ["A"+ metal tire
covers] $ 60
Accessory group "D" : ["B"+ metal tire
covers] $ 83
Extra for 6 wheels : $ 65
Principal features: [easy ID = New
hood ports under long, horizontal, pod-shaped molding + long, narrow grille with nine
slightly slimmer horizontal separations], "La Salle" script on hood port, two
chrome ribs on each fender apron, , door hinges moved to front of doors ("A"
pillars), Fisher, "Unisteel, Turret Top" roof, split-V windshield, pontoon
fenders, cut off at the rear, streamlined "bullet" tail-lights, independent
"Knee-Action" front suspension, Oldsmobile straight-eight engine, hydraulic
brakes, new "peak-load" generator, new triple-range choke, streamlined,
"teardrop" headlights mounted on each side of the radiator shell, unlimited
color schemes, round, "LaS" emblem at top of grille, RH side, optional
fender-mounted spare wheels, disc wheel covers, hand brake moved to LH side of driver,
redesigned instrument board; tires = 7.00x16 Royal or Firestone 4-ply black walls (extra
charge for 6-ply = $2.50 each; extra charge for whitewalls = $2.50 each). Other
miscellaneous accessories: metal tires covers $17.50 each, electric clock $14.50, sun
visor RH, $3.50, tire chains $8. Color and upholstery options listed in 1936 price list
issued October 11, 1935.