1953 LeMans

The 1953 LeMans was designed by Harley Earl and named for Cadillac’s participation in the 1950 24 Hours LeMans in France. Shown at the 1953 GM Motorama, the fiberglass-bodied roadster is just 51 inches high and 196 inches long overall. It previewed the wraparound windshield and a 250 hp version of the 331 cubic inch V-8 that first appeared in the 1955 production Cadillacs.