The LaSalle Series 52 Special Convertible Coupes used the stylish new GM ‘torpedo’ body. They were lower, wider and more integrated in appearance than those used on the less expensive standard LaSalles. The new body was also shared with the 1940 Series 62 Cadillacs. In general, the cars appeared very clean as they were largely absent of unnecessary chrome trim. Instead they relied more heavily on their integrated body forms to create their visually pleasing impact. Unfortunately, the demise of LaSalle was predetermined and despite their highly impressive sales year, the company shut their doors and production was abruptly halted.