Lot 173- 1940 LaSalle Meteor Hearse


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Lived over 40 years near Lofall, Washington on the shore of Hood Canal. Recently pulled out of the garage where it was stored like a cocoon. Sold by the heirs as the selling of the real estate also came with Packard Lot #172 (the previous lot). 1940 was the last year for LaSalle, and Meteor like competitor Superior were at the top of their game as ambulance, hearse and specialty coach builders. This particular LaSalle is a dead-ringer for the one recently to carry Aretha Franklin from the church to the graveyard. The baroque gothic spires are continued both inside and out of the coach and it is remarkably solid for its age. It is a very imposing and an absolute work of art. The V8 Cadillac/LaSalle motor has the heads off of it though they are with the car. It is a worthy candidate for restoration of such an impressive and historically important vehicle. Bring the hearse back to life.