Joar Kristiansen's LeSabre

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Joar Kristiansen's LeSabre Lookalike is a handmade 1951 GM LeSabre lookalike built by Joar Kristiansen of Askim, Norway. Inspired not only by Harley Earl's futuristic dream car, but also another car builder of Askim named Trygve Westbye, Joar set off to build his dream car in 1955. Joar's LeSabre lookalike featured a hydraulic hand brake. When Joar took the roadster to the vehicle licensing department to get it approved for use on the street, one of the guys working at the vehicle licensing department took the car for a spin. He was away for a long time, and according to rumors he was spotted on the side of the road with the car having problems. He had pushed one of the many buttons on the dash, and the hand brake locked the rear wheels. Not knowing how to loosen the hand brake, he had to push all of the buttons until he hit the right one. A cover, hiding the back up light in the rear of the car, was also the subject of many funny stories in Askim.[1]


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