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Cadillac Le Mans

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by admin

The Cadillac Le Mans was a concept car designed by Harley Earl and developed by Cadillac.

one of four made.

Also, it’s the one missing show car last spotted in Oklahoma.

It also made its appearance in 1953 and wore a fiberglass body, just like the Corvette.

The Cadillac Le Mans was a success as a styling study, with cues appearing across the Cadillac lineup throughout the 1950s. One car even received a refresh, reemerging from GM’s styling division sporting quad headlamps and sleeker fins.

But they never directly led to two-seat Cadillac production vehicles, so they were of little use to GM once their time as Motorama dream cars came to an end.

One of the Cadillac Le Mans cars went to Harry Karl, a shoe magnate who gifted it to his wife, a statuesque blonde named Marie “The Body” MacDonald. Another was sold to a big Cadillac dealer in Beverly Hills.

One of the Cadillac Le Mans show cars was one of the stars of the Oil Progress Exhibition at the Oklahoma City airport in 1953, along with two other Motorama show cars: the Wildcat I and the Starfire. Then the Cadillac went on exhibit at Greenhouse-Moore Cadillac Chevrolet for two days during the first week of November. After Nov. 8 the car disappeared.

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/mystery-missing-1953-cadillac-le-mans-concept

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