The following scholarly evidence paints a fresh new perspective on exactly how "LeSabre" became the world's first modern supercar to advance in the post World Two era. All the news articles, shown below, support that starting in 1951 the futuristic Le Sabre became an instant celebrity and received an unprecedented amount of glowing reviews from Earl's contemporaries in the automotive journalistic community and national press. From the January 3, 1951 John Savage Show "Around New York Today" on WNYC Radio came, "It's 20-years ahead of us already. It's called LESABRE, which I understand is French for 'The Sword' and it's a two-seated convertible -- no relatives along."

Another article displayed here, Thought for Tomorrow, nails the zeitgeist of the era, "That General Motors 'car of tomorrow' which has been getting so much publicity is a gadgeteer's dream. It needs two storage batteries to take care of all its built-in features, such as hydraulic jacks for the wheels and self-opening doors." Millions of Americans were clamoring for modern advancements and Harley Earl was first to start giving the public what they wanted, in what was fast becoming, a high technology fueled world.

Further media coverage, inside scrapbook title LeSabre Volume I., details arresting headlines such as,  " ENGINEERS' HOTROD " - "GENERAL MOTORS BUILDS A SPORTS CAR! "- "CAR OF THE FUTURE" and  "LABORATORY ON WHEELS." Detroit's tratictional auto engineers were shocked and even scientists across the country noticed how far Harley Earl went at raising the bar in the auto industry. Simply put, at this time in auto world history Harley Earl was pushing hard, or was the hardest heavyweight hitter at bettering the standards of mass produced vehicles.

GM Damsel of Design, Mary Green, above and below in LeSabre; click image to read her  interview on this wonder car!

Zeitgeist of era is well described in titled, Thought for Tomorrow newspaper article in Canton (Ohio) Repository, below. 

Writers of three newspaper stories above take a stab at deciphering LeSabre's sky high cost, but Harley always kept information like this in the dark. Never revealing all the car's secrets just kept the media and public wanting to know more and created (throughout the entire 1950s) a mysterious halo around America's newest super sportster. Many who knew the man, said that was always part of Harley's plan.

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