1963 Buick LeSabre – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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60s full-size American drop-top: 401ci V8, Fischer body, fully restored

The LeSabre nameplate was a tremendously enduring nameplate for Buick, first arriving in 1959 and ceasing 46 years later in 2005.

The second-generation LeSabre was redesigned in 1961, and gained a new x-frame chassis with a more conventional rear axle and driveshaft, replacing the old torque tube design.

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The 1963 model represented the penultimate iteration of this generation, with boxier sheetmetal on the outside, and new instruments and more options on the inside.

A range of 401ci V8s were available in various states of tune; coming standard with a two-barrel high-compression 280hp motor, or a no-cost optionable low-compression 265hp of the same unit. There was also a high-powered four-barrel option which lifted peak power output to a claimed 325hp.

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A slew of Buicks were imported new to Australia throughout the 60s – converted to right-hand drive and sold mostly through large Holden dealerships in Melbourne and Sydney; this 1963 LeSabre convertible however looks to be a more contemporary import given its native left-hook configuration.

It’s a desirable Fischer body car, fully restored with new upholstery throughout the cabin.

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It presents incredibly well throughout and is described in the listing as in "top mechanical condition".

If you have a penchant for classic Americana; this Buick offers plenty of cruising capability and road presence. It’s certainly something different!

The LeSabre is based in New South Wales, and is listed for $35,000.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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