1951 GM LeSabre
1951 GM Concept Car designed by Harley Earl. Earl’s second concept car was even more exotic looking than the 1938 Buick Y-Job. The LaSabre, also known as the XP-8, had a high grille that concealed the headlamps, the first-ever curved panoramic windshield, and a tail that brought to mind a jet aircraft. Beneath its sleek appearance, the LaSabre was a rolling test laboratory for radical new types of materials, most of which turned out to be too expensive ever to use in production cars. The LaSabre’s body was made of cast magnesium panels and hand-formed aluminum. Again, Earl used the dream car as his everyday vehicle, putting 45,000 miles on the odometer to prove its roadworthiness.
Cars Influenced By the 1951 GM LeSabre
Jack T. Chandler's 1941 Ford
Arthur Cooper's 1941 Packard
Nickolas M. Staranick's 1947 Buick Sedanette
Robert Mooselli's 1948 Mercury
Glenn Stauffer's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Louis W. Struna's 1949 Lincoln
The Manta Ray
The ZIS - 112
The 1952 Van Hool Bus
The Henri Esclassan's GM LeSabre Lookalike
The 1954 Joymobile
The 1954 Cramer Comet
1952 Spohn Palos
Ralph W. Angel's 1950 Chevrolet
Carl Szembrot's 1950 Studebaker Convertible
The Donz Lancer Dan Wylie's 1952 Pontiac Catalina
Jack Kirsch's 1954 Cadillac
Bob Metz' La Rocket
Frank Mann's Baby LeSabre
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