by Kevin Walsh

I got this photo of a 1934 1935 LaSalle convertible in Brooklyn Bridge Park a few years ago. The park, stretching along the East River from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue, is opening in stages as construction continues.

The National Storage building on Furman Street in the background has been razed to make way for another park section.



Walt Gosden August 28, 2013 - 11:49 am

the car is a 1935 LaSalle, still owned by the same Brooklyn fellow who heads up the dance troupe at the 1920s summer parties on Governor’s Island. He and his wife dress year round in period clothing, and are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. See them, the car and about 60 other pre 1948 cars at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay on Sept. 8th.

John August 28, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Cool car. The LaSalle was a GM car division that was renamed Pontiac in the 1940’s.

Walt Gosden August 29, 2013 - 8:59 am

The LaSalle came out in 1927 as a companion car to Cadillac, was part of their division, and was discontinued in 1940, never was a Pontiac . Pontiac came out in 1926 and had a companion car for a few years called the Oakland (which ended production in 1931)

NY2AZ August 29, 2013 - 10:55 am

John means well but he’s confused. LaSalle was the companion brand to Cadillac. Pontiac was the companion brand to Oakland. When Pontiacs became more popular than Oaklands, GM cancelled Oakland & Pontiac lived on until the GM bankruptcy/reorganization in 2009. RIP Pontiac, you were too good for GM

therealguyfaux August 29, 2013 - 6:16 pm

“Gee, our old LaSalle ran great–
Those – were – the – days!”

This car was what Mr & Mrs Bunker probably had in mind, I’ll bet.


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