1953 Cadillac Le Mans

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A photo of one of the four 1953 Cadillac Le Mans' concept cars taken by John Bozio at a local East Hartford, Connecticut Cadillac dealership in 1953. John, who was 17 years old at the time, hunting chicks with his customized 1949 Buick Super convertible, was really impressed with the Le Mans. Photo from The John Bozio Photo Collection.
Charles Marshall's 1950 Cadillac Roadster of Palo Alto, California. The design of the car was inspired by the 1953 Cadillac Le Mans concept car, and according to the later owner Charles Marshall it was supposedly built in New Jersey in the 1960s.

Concept Cars

The 1953 Cadillac Le Mans was a fiberglass concept car built by GM under the regime of Harley Earl. Four Le Mans convertibles were built, and one of these ended up with shoe magnate Harry Karl. Harry had Barris Kustoms restyle it for him. Unfortunately, the Barris Kustoms restyled Le Mans was destroyed in a fire in 1985. The trace of the fourth Cadillac Le Mans went cold on November 8, 1953, and has not been seen since. Several investigators and enthusiasts have tried to locate the missing Le Mans without luck.


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