During the roaring ’20s, automobiles were taking off as the pseudo-booming economy exploded into post WWI America. To do justice to the expanded spending, Cadillac created the Lasalle, with design direction led by none other than Harley Earl himself. The LaSalle was to represent the finest in American automobiles, and paved the way for future American designs.
The LaSalle originally was fitted with Cadillac’s “Ninety Degree” V8, making for a sporty and agile ride. Flash-forward over fifty years later, and the LaSalle we’ve come across has done away with the iconic powertrain. Instead, a 350 cubic-inch Chevy LT1 V8 sits under the hood. And those in the 1920s thought they were enjoying a spirited drive.
The greatest thing about this car is absolutely everything on the exterior remains as it was when it was sold in 1927. No hot rod flames, no gaudy exterior modifications, just a gorgeous example of Americana with a pumped up powertrain for those looking for something a little more unique for their collection.
Few other modern touches find their way onto the vehicle on the inside, but include a modern set of gauges, AM/FM stereo and up-to-date air conditioning. All of these pieces have been worked to be nearly unidentifiably with the original workmanship of the car, though.
Mechanically, the bits of been replaced to work in harmony with the much younger powertrain. Power steering, dual exhaust and 4LE60 four-speed automatic transmission drives the ten-bolt rear end. Stopping power is handled by modern disc brakes on all fours of LaSalle.
The car sits for sale at $99,950 currently, but for something this unique, and quite frankly cool, we think it’s worth every bit of the asking price.