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Clearly showing influence in styling and engineering, the LeSabre was constructed of aluminum and cast magnesium. Billed as a engineering laboratory, the LeSabre had electrics (most cars were 6-volts), a torque automatic transmission with an oil fuel injection, a strong, frame, built-in hydraulic a rain-activated folding top, a air intake and prominent tail

Ik is believed the LeSabre cost $500,000 — $1,000,000, the of ten times that today. The served as an icon for GM’s for the remainder of the decade.

Designed by J. Earl’s studio with cues from jet fighter and used by him for years as an everyday the LeSabre offered a preview of the styling that followed in the The 1951 LeSabre contained technological features as a dual and alcohol fuel system and a sensor which would the convertible top if it began raining the owner was away from the

A clay vision of the LeSabre in print in the fall of 1950 and the thing was first shown to the in July of 1951. It was not a Buick, Buick picked up the LeSabre for 1959. This example was the of Harley Earl, head of GM In essence, it was a replacement of the Buick he used as his personal car and calling for most of the 1940s.

The LeSabre on to be used for Earl’s new ride. It on a basic chassis with an super-charged dual fuel V-8 with rubber-based front and a body that used magnesium body panels in places. It is also equipped hydraulic jacks on each as just one of many innovations on this vehicle.

Earl used aviation as an for many facets of his work and the was a showcase. The name came the Air Force Sabre jet fighters, the jet-like intake held two the rear fins hinted at inspired Cadillac fins, and nozzle also was jet inspired. The said aircraft in style and in the of an altimeter.

Fuel tanks for and methanol were in the rear and limited trunk space.

over half a century of memories, the earlier models of the inspire a sense of nostalgia to a time when life was to be simplified. The image of technology in the stages, design, dynamic unique and individual accessories, and the exterior engineering is apparent in the models of old. Maintaining the qualities that carried it the rough times, superb tremendous engineering and unwavering the LeSabre continues to impress car today.

Buick has kept an age old for producing ‘the best of the and the LeSabre has proved capable of the storms of the times, and acclimating to the ever-changing demands of its clientele. parts available in a various and array, the option to upgrade the LeSabre is simplified and all encompassing.

A vehicle created originally by Motors Styling and Buick the LeSabre was finally revealed in Eight years later, the nameplate was finally put on a production Perhaps not as exhiliarating as the 1951 car, the styling on the 1959 with its large tail was both dynamic and a sign of the

A mainstay at Buick for four the total sales of the LeSabre exceeded six million. The LeSabre has the number one-selling full-size in the U.S. and has won both numerous and ‘best buy’ awards for the six years.

Totally redesigned for the model year, the LeSabre a fresh view and design as as various innovative safety comfort and convenience.

Consistently as Buick’s best selling car, the LeSabre was Buick’s level vehicle. Replacing the Buick Special model in LeSabre has also carried the of America’s Best-Selling Full-size Car its discontinuation at the end of the 2005 model The vehicle was replaced by the 2006 Lucerne. The LeSabre nameplate has the Electra, Electra 225 and the Invicta. The also carried the lowest price in the Buick lineup.

A car the was produced by the Buick division of Motors, the Buick LeSabre the full-size Buick Special in 1959.

Originally showcased on a show car in 1951, the LeSabre was featured in a various line of styles. Though during through 1975, the station variant was dropped from full-size line, the LeSabre has offered in a full line of styles. The pillared coupe became the only model both sedan and wagon styles, in 1977 the LeSabre with other GM full-size were downsized.

Beginning in 1964, all LeSabre except the Estate Wagon their drivetrains with the mid Buick models.

Available in two levels, the LeSabre Custom and the model from the start in the Estate Wagon model was Dropped in 1970, the LeSabre 400 included a ‘400’ 3-speed transmission along with a 4 carburation on its small V8 engine. The THM 350 transmission became standard on all

Replacing the base Wildcat from the year before, the new Custom 455 now shared its model with the Wildcat.

The LeSabre model was dropped in 1973. The year the LeSabre Luxus, a more luxurious model, the Centurion model. Available a new ‘performance package’, the Luxus a 455 cubic inch engine, upgrades and other various

After a year off the market, the coupe model returned to the lineup, and the Stage 1 performance became available on the LeSabre in

One of the largest vehicles to be powered by a V6 the 1976 Buick was the first full size car with a V6 engine. The LeSabre Sport came with a turbocharged V6 a 4 barrel carburator in standard from 1978 to 1980. The Limited replaced the LeSabre model in 1979. Bucket with a center console became available on the Sport model.

In 1980, the ‘portholes’ which had on all LeSabre models since were removed.

Introduced on the new wheel drive H platform, the Buick LeSabre departed rear wheel drive on the GM B With only minor through the years, the LeSabre wagon, later called the wagon, remained based on the B before being discontinued in A Gran National model was in 1986, eventually followed by the T/Type in 1987 through

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Used throughout the 1980’s as a package by Buick was the T-type From 87 to 89, the LeSabre T-type was a of the highest performing H-body. A above other LeSabres, the direct competition was the outstanding Originally, the T-Type was seemed to a Turbo, the engine output was due to transmission durability complications.

Buick chose to improve the by utilizing a performance axle was geared lower than LeSabres. Grand National black out trim, and the addition of wheels and both front and spoilers improved the vehicle The installation of a consile with lever and front bucket updated and improved the interior. To the T-type bades, a Pontiac-style dash cluster was used, as as other interior changes.

By a large 1.25-inch sway bar in the and a .75-inch bar in the rear, the handling was improved. Agile, while incredibly comfortable, the T-type was an vehicle that was beautiful being flashy.

Redesigned a fresh image in 1992, the LeSabre now joined the ranks of the new Century and Park Avenue Available only as a four-door the LeSabre continued this until being discontinued in Featuring GM’s plastic technologies, the high-stree plastic now the front fenders, and the headlight streamlined with a separated turn signal strip wrapped around the lower fascia.

The front was smoothed with chrome molding and absent while the rear fascia a wider trunk mouth and liftover height to ease baggege.

Producing 170 hp in 1992, the has had the same engine, the 3800 V6 and is of 18 mpg in the city, and 28 mpg on the highway. The LeSabre to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds and had a top speed of 107 mph.

in two trim levels, the base trim and the premium Limited featured allow wheels, down access panels to the trunk from the rear and the hood ornament. The Limited had an 18 gallon fuel tank, radio antenna, anti-lock and many high tech features.

The LeSabre standard series V6 OHV powerplant received an 35 hp in 1995, due to an intake manifold and throttle body. Rated at 19 mph in the and 29 mph on the highway, the engine on the 3800 even received better economy.

Introduced in 1999 as the LeSabre 2000 on the G-body, the eventually reverted to the Buick nameplate following the end of the 2000 year. On an updated revision of the G that was also shared the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora and the Bonneville, the LeSabre was manufactured in Michigan at GM’s Detroit/Hamtramck factory. Various changes made that included a that did not open with the smaller overall dimensions, a larger interior area, and due to a new overall stiffer structure.

The previous Custom and Limited levels from 2000 carried into 2003 To commemorate Buick’s Centennial, a new Edition package was featured on all of the equipment of the Limited. Buyers able to choose from a grille, pearlescent White or Crimson Pearl tricoat schemes, 16′ chrome and special badging.

Available that were either or standard on the LeSabre included EyeCue heads-up display, all-weather traction control, airbags, automatic load-leveling, seats, tire-pressure monitoring dual-zone climate control, and automatic windshield wipers.

The LeSabre was rolled of the Lake Michigan assembly line on 18, 2004.

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