By Vern Parker
In late May of 1937 a physician in South Royalton, Vermont purchased a stylish new 1937 LaSalle Sport Coupe.
The car he selected was the lowest priced LaSalle which was advertised with a base price of $995 and was one of 5,801 similar models manufactured.
General Motors created LaSalle as a “companion” car to Cadillac to fill a price gap that existed between Cadillac and Buick. The life of the LaSalle brand lasted 14 model years, from 1927 to 1940.