Buick 59 Models, Second; Buick Invicta

Following our post on yesterday’s Buick LaSabre, today’s focus is on the Buick Invicta!

Also known as the most spirited Buick of the 59 clan, the Buick Invicta used to sell like hot cakes.

Buick manufactured this full-size automobile during 1959 to 1963, and it was a continuation of the Buick Century concept that mated to standard size of the Buick LeSabre.

There were only two generations of the Invicta, first generation was introduced as a full line of body styles for model year 1959.

However, sales were good, they never reached the same level of sales as the LeSabre or top of the range Electra models which sky rocketed.

Sales still remained consistent with the traditional Buick sales of the sporty mid-priced models.

The second generation Invicta received several updates for the 1961 model year, which included; the debut of the Wildcat two-door hardtop within the Invicta Series, bucket seats and upgraded door panels.

1959 Buick Invicta Hardtop

1959 Buick Invicta Hardtop

Specifications:

  • 401 cubic inch V8 with 325 hp @ 4400 rpm & 445 lb-ft torque @ 2800 rpm
  • 2-speed twin turbinw “Dynaflow” automatic transmission, rear wheel drive.
  • Dimensions: Length 217.4 inch, width 80.7 inch, Height 57.1 inch, wheelbase 123 inch, tire size 7.60 – 15, curb weight 4,560 lbs.
  • Performance: top speed; 120 mph, 0 – 60 mph 7.9 seconds 1 / 4 mile 16.3 seconds.

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