This next car comes as a tip from BarbP who writes: Not your fathers Oldsmobile…but your Grandmother’s 1993 Buick, and CannonBall ready; already in CA. Every ‘statie out there’ will assume you’re late for BINGO. Has the 3800 V6 that has been on Wards 10 Best List for the last 85 years and backed up by 4speed tranny. Mileage?: at 26,276 miles, that’s a negative 12,562 miles per year average per USDoT. Tesla-like: Just hard-wire the Resuscitation Package (option code Y11) to the electronic trans and file for a tax-rebate. In fact, what many don’t know is that the Buick Grand National was a tribute to Grandmothers across the Nation at the time, hence, the GNX. You will ‘flow-like-water’ in this ride so wear protection. Find this 1993 Buick LeSabre bidding for $4500 via Hemmings Auctions in Port Hueneme, CA with 2 days to go.
The Buick LeSabre had the honor of being the best selling “full sized” car in North America when it was discontinued in 2004. Why Buick discontinued a best seller or why a Buick would have been a best seller in 2004 is lost to me, but the fact remains that boat loads of old folks bought new full sized Buicks for decades (at least before Lexus/Acura appeared on the scene with more reliable and better product to sell.) The result is a regular supply of lightly used Buicks of semi-recent vintage when the owners kick the bucket. Find this 1997 Buick LeSabre offered in Lenoir City, TN for $3499 via classiccars.com. Tip from BarbP.
I’m thinking of changing the name of this site from Daily Turismo to Daily Buickismo…because I’ve become slightly obsessed with 90s/2000s era Buick for daily driver needs. Every time a non-car person that I know buys a brand new car, a little bit of me dies inside…because they didn’t need to shell out $30k for a car that gives them the same driving experience as a 90s Buick. Sure, a new car gets slightly better fuel economy (gas is cheap…and who’s driving anywhere far these days?), and a new car has all kinds of fancy lane guidance gizmos that you’ll turn off because they are annoying anyway. And a new car won’t leave you stranded…oh…wait…they do. Electronic gizmos are causing more problems with cars these days, read this advertisement filled article on the Chicago Tribune and this letter to the editor in automotive news…anyway…stay away from new cars and buy this cheap Buick if you want reliability and comfort without Apple CarPlay and integrated body temperature monitoring. Find this 2005 Buick LeSabre Custom bidding for $5,000 with 4 days to go in Philadelphia, PA via eBay.
A good rule of thumb is to buy someone else’s completed project car. In nearly all cases, it’s far cheaper than paying for a restoration yourself. Today’s car presents the question, is it madness or genius to spend twelve grand building up a sleeper GM B-body? The 84 Buick LeSabre is the cousin of the […]
Find this 1963 Buick LeSabre Hot Rod here on eBay bidding for $9,300 in Springville, UT with 2 days to go. From eBay listing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma_0vrFwdko 1963 BUICK LE SABRE RUST FREE CALIFORNIA BLACK PLATE SURVIVOR NO BODY ROT (SEE UNDER CARRIGE PICS) KILLER PATINA KILLER SOUND ORIGINAL REBUILT 401 NAILHEAD ENGINE REBUILT ST400 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DETAILED […]
by Kevin –-Before the GNX, before the Grand Nationals and T-Types there were the Buick Sport Coupes. The main attraction to these packages was the carbureted, turbocharged V6. This engine was available beginning in 1978 in the Regal, LeSabre, Century and Riviera. Find this 1979 Buick LeSabre Sport Coupe resting in the weeds, somewhere in […]
The Buick LeSabre (which wikipedia indicates in the best Bob Newhart style is French for “the sabre”) was introduced in 1959 based on the B-body platform shared with the Pontiac Catalina and Oldsmobile 88. It is a big behemoth of a classic more at home on the wild plains of Detriot’s long boulevards than a […]
The 7th generation Buick LeSabre was available as a 4-door sedan based on General Motor’s H-platform, sharing its dependable chassis with the Oldsmobile 88 and Pontiac Bonneville. Dependable not in terms of reliability, but in terms of the number of cases of Depends adult diapers you could fit in the trunk. Twelve to fourteen cases […]
The LeSabre name first appeared on a 1950 GM concept car, designed by Harley Earl, and credited for introducing revolutionary aerospace design elements such as wrap around windows and tailfins to the automotive universe. The LeSabre name was not used on a Buick model until 1959 and it was a rebranding of the Buick Special, […]
The Buick LeSabre was first launched in 1959 as the entry level full-sized Buick; in truth it was simply a rename of the Buick Special. The LeSabre soldiered on for 26 years as the cheap rear-drive full-sized Buick, but in 1985 it was moved to the H-body front drive platform. It isn’t like the previous […]