1939 Cadillac LaSalle - Little Old Lady From Pasadena
The Cerullo bucket seats feature the handiwork of Dave Putnam stitching the cream and tan leather over the framework; the same leather appears on the DSR custom door panels. Note the DSR-fabricated pedal assembly.
The DSR-fabricated panel is mounted in the custom center console. The panel houses the power window, trunk, lights, wiper, and ignition switches.
A Flaming River tilt and telescopic steering column is used with a ‘51 Buick wheel restored by Quality Restorations.
The independent suspension features Morrison IFS and DSR IRS components augmented with Wilwood, QA1, and Flaming River pieces
The Dominator IRS utilizes a Ford 9-inch centersection with 3.73 gears, outboard Wilwood Dynalite calipers joined to drilled 13-inch rotors, QA1 coilover shocks, and a Speedway Engineering (Sylmar, California) antiroll bar.
Power comes by way of an ‘05 Cadillac Northstar 4.6L modular motor assembled by Rebello Racing (Antioch, California) incorporating one of their camshafts. A Steve Long (Indianapolis) brass radiator with a SPAL (Ankeny, Iowa) 2,650-cfm-rated electric fan is used along with a water-cooled alternator, yep water cooled, to handle the cooling of the 550hp and 548 lb-ft motor. DSR fabricated the valve covers as well as the exhaust system. Hustling this power rearward is a 700-R4 prepped by Stan at Brentwood Transmissions (Brentwood, California) outfitted with a shift kit, a Lokar Performance Products (Knoxville, Tennesee) shifter, and a steel driveshaft from Kevin’s Prop Shop & Driveline (Antioch, California).