1940 LaSalle custom bodied wagon

There are "grand" automobiles, and then there are "colossal" vehicles such as this ponderous, yet stately woody wagon. 
It's hard to imagine the flexing that must have gone on inside this wooden-bodied eight-door station wagon when negotiating a tight corner on the highway. All that wood--creaking and groaning. Perhaps it was melodic to ride inside one.
This 1940 LaSalle Special Bodied Wagon marked the last year of production for the LaSalle marque, the brain-child of Alfred Sloan who sought to expand the market influence of Cadillac.
Woodies will be featured at the 2015 Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance.

Lucinda Lewis
Lucinda Lewis


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