Coffee and a Concept – 1955 Cadillac LaSalle II

The year 1955 was at the center of a pinnacle design era in Detroit, with the American automakers churning out some beautiful vehicles and concepts that showcased the car culture that defined us as a people. It was in this year that General Motors’ annual Motorama show featured two new concepts from design chief Harley Earl that captured much of this lust for automotive: the LaSalle II concepts.

The concepts carried the name of an earlier Cadillac marque that had been popular in the 1930s and retained some styling cues from those early machines that Earl had designed as one of his first projects at GM.

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