Like many of the models sold by General Motors, the Pontiac LeMans had a name that had previously graced a high profile GM show car. The Cadillac LeMans was one of the stars of the 1953 GM Motorama. It looks somewhat like a conventional ’50s Caddy today, but the wraparound windshield and low stance were attention getters in the early 1950s. To get an idea of how low the LeMans is, compare it to the Oldsmobile Fiesta next to it. The Fiesta was a limited edition car that itself had a lower than usual cowl height. I’m not sure if the LeMans was the first use of Dagmars on a Cadillac bumper, but looking at the LeMans in profile it’s easy to understand how those bumperettes got named after the buxom actress. The Cadillac LeMans was photographed at the General Motors Heritage Center.
What folks are saying:
"...I've been over to Cars In Depth on many occasions. Barring the whole 3D thing which drives me up the wall (that's a personal thing, though), I like the content, the writing, and the simple formatting. You do a great job over there, and I am impressed."
Latest Bring-A-Trailer Listings
On the Cars In Depth Bookshelf:
At the Drive-In
Welcome to Cars In Depth:
- Cars In Depth
A realistic perspective on cars and car culture.
The original 3D car site.
- When a Gold American Express Card Isn’t Veblen Enough: The Gold DeLorean
- Did BMW Crib Rolls-Royce’s Vision Next 100 From Gordon Buehrig’s 1948 Tasco Concept?
- Koenigsegg Regera – 3D Photos
- The Path to Fiat Chrysler’s Future Doesn’t Lead Through This Door
- No, Jalopnik, Electric Cars Weren’t Ruling the Road in 1916
Find Us On Facebook