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Buick Le Sabre

Buick LeSabre

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The LeSabre made its first appearance on the Le Sabre show car. [ 1 ] introduced the world to aircraft-inspired elements such as the wrap-around and tail fins. There is a V8 for the LeSabre (5.00L) which in 1953. In 1959 LeSabre the new moniker for what had previously known as the Buick Special.

The LeSabre was offered in a full of body styles except 1965-1969 when its station variant was dropped from full-size offerings. In 1977, the was downsized along with GM full-size models, and was available in pillared coupe, sedan and body styles.

In addition to being Buick’s level vehicle, the LeSabre was Buick’s best selling car. Of the four nameplates in 1959 (LeSabre, Invicta, Electra 225), the LeSabre lasted the longest.

Buick Le Sabre

From to 1961, the LeSabre was powered by a 364 V8. which was smaller than the 401 V8 used in the more expensive and Electra models. The 364, was previously used in all Buicks in and 1958, was rated at 250 horsepower in standard form with an 235 horsepower (175#160;kW) version as a no cost option in 1960-61 and an power-pack version with carburetor and dual exhausts was rated at 300 horsepower (220#160;kW).

For 1962-63, the LeSabre came with a two-barrel carbureted of the 401 V8 rated at 280 horsepower (210#160;kW), or a economy low-compression version at 260 horsepower (190#160;kW). Starting in all LeSabre models except the Wagon shared their with the mid size Buick by switching to those models’ V8s at least as standard equipment for the few years with cubic-inch of 300 (1964–65), 340 (1966–67) and 350 (1968–76).

A large-displacement would not reappear in a until 1970 when a 455 V8 was introduced as an option and was offered 1976. Beginning with the 1977 models and continuing three subsequent generations of LeSabres introduced in 1986, and 2000, Buick’s 3.8-liter cubic-inch)V6 would become the engine for most LeSabre and V8 engines were dropped in station wagons) after the of the rear-drive LeSabre sedans and came off the line in 1985.

For most years from to 1971, a three-speed manual was standard equipment on all LeSabres but ordered. Far more popular was the Drive automatic transmission known as Dynaflow) along power steering and power For 1961 and 1962, the automatic was standard on the LeSabre and all other Buicks but in 1963 was moved to the option list on LeSabres.

For the Dynaflow-based Turbine Drive was by two new automatic transmissions, the two-speed Turbine 300 and the three-speed Super 400. A four-speed manual was offered as a LeSabre option 1963 to 1965 but only a number of cars were so Automatic transmissions would again reappear as standard on LeSabres in mid-1971 and continue in form until the model demise after 2005.

LeSabres were rear-drive vehicles from 1959 to (station wagons through featuring separate body-on-frame along with a longitude-mounted engine. The first downsized of LeSabres introduced in 1977 the rear-drive and body-on-frame construction, the later-generation models introduced in switched to front-wheel-drive, unit-body and front transverse-mounted engine.

Convertibles were offered year through 1975 two- and four-door hardtops dropped after 1976 and pillared body styles offered from 1977 to Station wagons were through 1964 and then for several years until reintroduced in 1970 and continued 1990 after which they were moved to the Roadmaster series.

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