The Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center, Inc. proudly presents THE definitive resource for Cadillac's companion car ...the LaSalle
From 1927 to 1940 through 1975
A MUST FOR YOUR LIBRARY!
Beautiful color photos of restored LaSalles around the world!
Exquisite color advertisements ... see how they change through the years.
Each of the 14 chapters highlights special sales brochure features.
Beautiful factory illustrations.
Unusual events and performance tests are featured -- they will stir your imagination.
A compilation of production statistics for each year of LaSalle production - over 65 pages of statistics! 205,000 factory-billed invoices covered, which include accessories, paint colors, interior, exports, etc.
These historical trivia can be music to the restorer's ears. Do you know what the original colors of a LaSalle for any given year should be?
Rare factory photos ... many never before published.
Find out why LaSalle was the "star", then slated for demise ... surprisingly revived ... then became Cadillac's competition, yet it saved Cadillac before its discontinuance ... followed by several attempts to again revive this gorgeous, wonderfully stylish automobile.
Shouldn't this 432 heavy-duty enamel coated page 9" X 12" book grace YOUR coffee table?
Look at what the critics have said ...
Special Interest Autos, January/February 2001, James Dietzler, Reviewer
"Perhaps one of the most beautifully crafted volumes to ever reach our desks, LaSalle is far more than a historical overview of this often overlooked marque. According to its authors, what simply began as an idea to share LaSalle information with enthusiasts quickly became one of the most well organized collections of LaSalle factory information, advertisements, photographs, and more ever compiled.
"With more than 1,000 photos and 428 pages, this hardbound tome (though jacketed, the front cover is elegantly embossed with an inlaid silver LaSalle winged crest) is a masterpiece befitting any enthusiast's library."
Old Cars News & Marketplace, 14 September 2000, Helen V. Hutchings, Reviewer
"Everything about this book is exemplary. It is beautifully printed. Then the 432 9x12-inch pages are bound between artfully and richly embossed hard covers. It reads very well - a result of the author's careful research, writing, and editing.
"Van Gelderen has written numerous articles and Larson's forte is the technical side and both are meticulous researchers ... it is well worth the price."
Car Collector, October 2000, Donald R. Peterson, Reviewer
"It is the dream of many car collectors, this writer included, to someday write a book about their favorite marque. Usually, this is just a dream and when one learns how much work is involved, the spirit lags. But neither Ron Van Gelderen nor his researcher, Matt Larson, let that happen and they have turned out a brilliant, definitive, 425-page volume on the LaSalle that I only wish I had written myself.
"The LaSalle, with its remarkable Harley Earl styling, was always out of the ordinary and this fine new book ... will not need to be done again. It is extraordinary."
Also bestowed upon this book, the great honor of the Antique Automobile Club of America's Thomas McKean Memorial Cup for Automotive Historical Research
LaSalle -- Cadillac's Companion Car is published by the CLC Museum and Research Center, Inc. as a not-for-profit project to preserve the legacy of Cadillac and LaSalle automobiles.