Willet Brown's 1934 LaSalle

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1934 LaSalle Boattail Roadster built by Frank Kurtis for Willet Brown manager of Don Lee's Los Angeles Station KHJ. Frank built the car from a wrecked 1934 LaSalle Coupe. He kept the stock hood, doors and fenders, and rolled the tops of the doors and cowl a la Auburn Speedster to form a cockpit topped with a handmade veed windshield. The after-section was completely hand-formed and tapered to a point with sheet metal bridging the gap to the rear fenders. The original runningboards were ash-canned and replaced by small wingshaped steps patterned after the 1930 Jordan Speedway Ace roadster. The car was still around in 1980, and owned by comedian Doodles Weaver.[1]



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