IN 1954, RELYING ON THE SUCCESS OF THEIR SMASH-HIT TV SHOW, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz starred in the Feature Film "The Long, Long Trailer". In that movie a '53 Mercury Monterey Convertible, with the last-year-flathead, towed a 40 foot, 3 ton, trailer which the newlyweds had decided to make their home. The results were predictably hilarious and the film was a nationwide hit.
WELL, a couple of decades ago, LEE PRATT, created NOT a "long, long trailer" but a stunningly-long, long '65 Buick LeSabre that he ended-up driving a lot further over the years than Lucy & Desi. And with much better results !
Lee originally based the car on three designs he had seen: a Harry Bradley Studebaker Concept, a Pontiac '50's Dream Car, and, a George Barris Custom '65 Buick Wildcat. But, Lee's LeSabre took on a life of it's own, making it into a Land Rocket-Space Ship Mobile that could have been used by GEORGE JETSON !
Lee's story about his build of the car, and how, with each successive modification to the build of the "Long, Long LeSabre", the needle on his gas gauge changed , is a story for all-time ! He's a laid-back, consumate builder/designer/artist/owner that loves to build his own cars...and drive the wheels off of 'em.
In addition to that, he's one really nice guy, and I'm glad you can now hear him tell his own stories right here on the Hall Of Fame Legends Series ! JK