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Dream car of the week: Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible

Every week we bring you a dream car – you know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery.

THIS BEAUTIFUL BEAST is a 1975 Buick LeSabre (French for sword) Custom Convertible.

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This fourth-gen example was just one of 5,300 examples to roll off the assembly line in 1975 and was actually the last year of production for this particular model. Therefore, this may make this generation of ragtop LeSabre Custom Convertibles collectable – depending on the car’s condition.

This car commands a lot of attention not least because of its near six-metre length (5,763mm to be exact) but also due to is wonderful, deep-rumbling 7.5-litre V8 (455 CID) with a four-barrel engine. And an engine this size is needed to move this 4,392lbs. car around.

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The engine is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission that drives power to the rear wheels. It has a top speed 160km/h and fuel economy of around 35 litres/100km. A thirst beast indeed.

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The car looks splendid in apple candy red and its long hood is finished with a Buick tri-shield hood ornament. It features a cross-hatched patterned grille, which flows across the front of the car and under the round headlights, with indicator lights located in the massive chrome front bumper.

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The white leather interior is sumptuous and the seats feature very stylish low rectangle head rests. There are electric windows, electric front seats and aeroplane style seat belts, and it even has cruise control.

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The dash features a flat instrument panel shared with a horizontal sweep speedometer that reads to only 100mph. And check out all that metal and retro switch gear and details. This car is all kinds of cool.

The ragtop is electric and is a ‘scissor top’, which means it folds inwards on itself, instead of straight back.

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This car’s body, chassis and engine was fully restored six years ago in Lithuania.

This 1975 motor is a classic and therefore only €55 a year to tax and doesn’t go through the NCT. It also qualifies for classic motor insurance. It comes with 50,000km on the clock and a €18,000 price tag.

Source: Tadas Vertelis

This is a private sale, so if this Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible is your dream car, contact Tom in Dublin to arrange a test drive.

View the full advert here: Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible

About the author:

Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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