Frank Mann's Baby LeSabre

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1951 GM LeSabre Lookalike built by Frank Mann of Los Angeles, California. Frank salvaged a wrecked Crosley station wagon as basis for his "Baby LeSabre". The decorative basketwork was metal screening that were removable in order to simplify body polishing. The nose and hood of the car were cut down from a 1948 Ford, part of the front fenders were 1941 Oldsmobile, the windshield was a portion of a 1952 Buick, the front bumper combined parts from a 1948 Kaiser and a 1948 Mercury. In the rear, the tail-fin lights were 1948 Cadillac. The instrument panel was from a 1951 Pontiac, and the rest of the body was handmade of 20-gauge metal.

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Magazine Features

Popular Mechanics July 1954




 

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