LaSalle was named after a French explorer, René Robert de la Salle, and was a brand name owned by Cadillac from 1927 to 1940.  Designed by Harley Earl, LaSalles filled the price gap between Buick & Cadillac and proved to be a sales success for GM.  However, by the late 1930’s, the cost of buying a new Cadillac fell and the LaSalle brand was therefore discontinued in 1940.

1934 LaSalle Series 350 4-door Sedan. Model by Brooklin
1937 LaSalle Series 50 Coupe. Model by NEO
1939 LaSalle 5-window Coupe. Model by Brooklin
1939 LaSalle Meteor Hearse. Model by Universal Hobbies
1940 LaSalle Series 50 Coupe. Model by NEO
1955 LaSalle II Roadster (GM concept). Model by Minichamps