1953 Cadillac Le Mans

The 1953 Le Mans concept car was one of the stars of Motorama, General Motors’ traveling show of dream cars. Compared to a standard convertible, the Le Mans was nearly eight inches (20 cm) lower and its fiberglass body and 115-inch (292 cm) wheelbase made it 400 pounds (182 kg) lighter. The sporty styling closely resembled the 1954 Eldorado limited production convertible. Other Le Mans styling elements showed up on production Cadillacs, including the tail fin treatment and the rear bumpers, which were vertical strips of steel that appeared to be part of the body.

1953 Cadillac Le Mans Gallery

In Detail

typeConcept / Prototype Car
built atUSA
production1
engineV8
displacement6391 cc / 390.0 in³
power257.3 kw / 345.0 bhp
specific output53.98 bhp per litre
body / frameFibreglass
transmissionHydromatic