1974 Buick LeSabre Luxus 455 from North America
If it were a ship it would be a heavy cruiser.
Before I purchased the car witch had 247000 miles on it; the engine was rebuilt, the car was repainted, the vinyl top was replaced and the seats were recovered. The Transmission went out at about 249000 miles. The CV join at the rear of the drive-shaft was rebuilt at about 251000 miles. I replaced the water pump at 253000 miles.
Tons of bottom-end torque and extremly comfortable to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2003
15th Jan 2004, 09:21
That is actually a U-joint at the rear of the driveshaft, not a cv joint. The only vehicles in the US in 1974 that had cv joints, besides 4WDs, were the Eldorado/Toronado.
And some VWs and Renaults.
20th May 2013, 20:35
You sure? I had a '76 Oldsmobile Delta 88 that had a CV cardan joint, I think they called it on the back of the drive shaft. Also the pinion yoke on the 8 1/2" 10 bolt was/is different. Maybe they started that after '74. I know it's definitely different from my '76 Cutlass Supreme Brougham, because I had it chopped off and a new end welded on it so I could reuse it. Maybe it was only used in Oldsmobiles with those odd ball TH 375's trannys they put in behind the 350 4 BBL motors.