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 1928 LaSalle For Sale

Model 303 Cabriolet – CLC Senior Car #1 awarded in 1985 at Grand National in Valley Forge, PA – 27,480 original miles, mostly accumulated during The Great Depression when the running-gear was employed to run a sawmill for earning money by cutting cord-wood – As a result, brake linkages, as well as the gear-shifting mechanism, show no wear – Only two owners in its 90+ year history, with restoration completed by current owners – Engine was rebuilt with black-iron compression rings and new valves and springs – Babbitt rod and main bearings were measured to within specifications – Carburetor was rebuilt with a new float and leather accelerator pump piston – Rebuilt water pump and vacuum tank rebuilt with new toggle valves, springs and gaskets – Rebuilt distributor with new points and condenser, the advance counter-weight was installed – Oil filter canister has Purolator filter hidden inside and new Robertshaw bellows, thermostat installed in the radiator – No more than 1,600 miles have accumulated in the past 35 years since its restoration, including for Harrah’s sponsored run from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and back, with the LaSalle performing flawlessly – Seats are finished in burnt orange Bridge of Weir leather and top is Haartz cloth – All castings (side-mirror stanchions, parking light brackets, windshield shade brackets, bumper guards, sector gear, carburetor and mount, headlight stanchions and oval head screws and dashboard and headlight control handles were machined by owner) are cast of red-bronze and all chrome plating was done by Harry Martin Inc. of Philadelphia – Finish on the panel below the back window is crazed, including the rear sides (back of fender wells) and the back of the panel below the rumble-seat door – According to DuPont Paint Systems, the painter used an inferior thinner instead of the more costly and compatible DuPont 3602S product which we had provided – Painter confessed that rather than opening the five-gallon 3602S that we had provided for him to finish the painting, he decided to use leftover thinner (Brand-X) from a production job – Those areas need to be repainted and the price has been reduced accordingly – 35 years since its restoration and the LaSalle continues to be heralded as ‘the favorite car’ at many events – In addition to the CLC Senior Award, it has won an AACA National First Award, CCCA National 2nd Place and numerous first place awards in the Mid-Atlantic states – Recognized in the Radnor Hunt Concours d’ Elegance Invitational and featured in the CCCA's book titled “Classic Car--The Ultimate Book About the World’s Grandest Automobiles,” pages 298 and 299, edited by Beverly Rae Kimes – $64,700 obo – Payment must be made in CASH, Cashier’s Check or Bank Transfer – Buyer MUST make all transport arrangements – Sellers will meet the transporters for pickup, but cannot physically assist with the move – For more information, contact Wes Waters at 610-449-0781 or send email – Car is located in Havertown, PA

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