– a rare sight on German roads: 1960 Buick LeSabre convertible
– 5.9 litre V8 engine and automatic gearbox for relaxed cruising
– reportedly only 2 owners from new, in the same ownership for 30 years
– honest car with appropriate degree of patina
– re-painted, paintwork in agreeable condition
– tri-colour (blue / black / white) leatherette interior with some traces of use
– original Sonomatic radio still installed, but more modern radio fitted underneath dash
– whitewall tyres and white tarpaulin
– German registration documents, valid technical approval until 04/2020 and historic plates
– a total eye-catcher from the roaring sixties
Buick is the oldest American car brand still in existence today. Founded in 1903 the Buick Motor Company became the basis for General Motors, as early as 1908. The car maker had long established itself a reputation for refined luxury by the time the golden years of the American automobile industry rolled in. In the late 1950s, when cars kept getting larger and forever more lavishly decked out with chrome, Buick presented a completely new model to replace the “Special”, which had been the entry-level full-size car for many years. Called “LeSabre”, a name taken over from an earlier show car, the 1959 Buick had highly prominent tail fins and slanted double headlights. As was customary, the 1960 model year already brought a major facelift. The LeSabre name was continued over a total of 8 generations right until 2005, but only the cars from the first two model years, 1959 and 1960, carry the gigantic and distinguishable massive fins.which were named Delta-wings, a term taken from aviation.
1st generation Buick LeSabres had a 6.0 litre (364 cui) V8 engine with 184 kW (250 hp) of power and came with either 3-speed manual or, more frequently, two-speed “Dynaflow” automatic transmission.