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.


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.


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.


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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