This week at Carlassic we will be dedicating to Buick’s of 1959! From entry range Buick LeSabre to the range-topping Electra 225, we will cover them all!
The Buick LeSabre was the thriftiest of them all. The full-size car produced by General Motors from 1959-2005.
This was the lowest base price vehicle of the Buick line-up. The LeSabre made its very first appearance to the public at the 1951 Le Sabre Show car.
It introduced the world to aircraft-inspired design elements like the wrap-around windshield and tail fins.
The LeSabre and all the other Buicks of the 1959 models got new names and all new styling adopting the new GM B and C-body used on all of the corporations full sized cars.
Wheelbases increased by one inch on each model, and the new styling included slanted headlights with a chrome square grille similar to the previous 1958 Buick model.
The new styling and appearance was shared with the other two Buick 59 Models, the mid-range Invicta, and top of the range model Electra.
In 1960, the LeSabre had endured another minor facelift that included a concave grille and horizontal headlights, positioned by Buicks tri-shield logo (which is still in use today).
The “VentiPort” Portholes were reintroduced in 1960 after first appearing in 1940 and last seen in 1957. The Buick LeSabre and Invicta models had three portholes while Electras had four portholes.
With a massive eight generations of the amazing Buick LeSabre, the car lived right through to 2005, and carried over the previous title as America’s best selling full-size car.