1929 Lasalle 328 4-Passenger Phaeton
ST. LOUIS CAR MUSEUM & SALES
Saint Louis, MO 63301
Gorgeous color combination of Calais Blue and Galahad Gray! Professionally restored by John Stinger and recipient of several AACA awards!CCCA Full Classic! Drives as nice as it looks! One of the nicest in the world!
In the preceding days leading up the Great Depression, Cadillac Motor Company was introducing several new innovations to their line-up. With Cadillacs popular LaSalle marque not left out, these elegant cars now had the cowl lamps relocated to the front fenders giving off a much more prestigious look. Mechanically, improvements included a four wheel braking system, a smoother easier shifting transmission, double-acting Delco hydraulic shock suspension, fully adjustable front seat, and shatter-proof Safety-Plate glass. Under the hood for the LaSalle in 1929 was a 328ci L-head V8 engine, hence the Series 328 name was given.
We are very excited to offer this 1929 LaSalle Series 328 4-passenger Phaeton finished in factory code correct Calais Blue with Galahad Gray belt panels and wheels! The high gloss black fenders are matched by a soft black leather interior with black canvas top and beautifully fitted side curtains. Features include a sporty 125 wheelbase, 3-speed Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift manual transmission, dual side-mounted spares with rearview mirrors, wind wings, rear-mounted trunk, Trippe Safety forward Speedlights, and carpeted interior.
This expertly restored car was preserved for many years in Westport, Massachusetts parked in a barn through the early 1960s. Upon discovery by George Grew, he drove it home 18 miles without falter to New Bedford, MA with sincere intentions of restoring it to its former glory. As time went by, and other cars came to his attention, he settled on owning an already restored Simplex and sold this LaSalle on to his friend, John Stinger, who took on the task. It was enjoyed and shown by Mr. Stinger, and when the time came to sell it on again, Mr. Grew gladly purchased it back for his collection. Even today, after the years have passed, this award winning restoration continues to shine in excellent shape! As a recipient of several AACA awards from Hershey gatherings, it was also invited to the 2009 Newport Concours dElegance in Rhode Island. Mr. Grew was a very active member in the automotive community being the President of his regional chapter of the AACA, president of the South Shore Antique Auto Club, member of the Profile Antique Auto Society, Veteran Motor Car Club of America, Horseless Carriage Club of America, Pioneer Touring Club, and on the Massachusetts Association of Antique Auto Club board of directors.
After George Grews passing in February 2011, it traded hands to another longtime collector and pre-war automobile enthusiast here in southeastern Missouri. It has since been beautifully recommissioned and detailed to be ready for shows or touring. One has to marvel at the factory color selection of this LaSalle, along with the superb attention to detail of how the restoration was carried out. It truly is as wonderful to admire from underneath as it is from above. It starts with complete ease and idles perfectly! The steering and brakes are tight and responsive. You would be hard pressed to find one nicer, or any car with such graceful body stylings! Please feel free to call with questions or to schedule a chance to view in person. Thanks for looking!