1977 Buick LeSabre Custom 405 V8 from North America
Best car ever driven!
Nothing major has happened to the car yet. It was garage kept and is all original. The only thing on the car that is not working constantly is the clock, but I think it is just getting hung up, seems like it is working a little more now.
This is my favorite car that I have ever driven. It floats down the road like a boat. The seats are the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in. The only negative I have on this car is its gas consumption, but that is to be expected with a 305 V8, and an old all metal car. Some people don't like the looks of this car, but I love it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2010
I'm not doubting you, but I wonder what five liter V8s were used in the 77 Lesabre? Maybe the 301 and the 305? I guess the 307 wasn't being made yet.
It was the 301 V8, I don't think the 305's were ever offered on the full size Pontiacs (up until 1983), Oldsmobiles and Buick's.
The 301 V8 was a 4.9 litre.
The 305 engine was a Chevrolet engine. This engine was offered in all lines in 1977, Buick, Chevrolet, Olds, and Pontiac.
The 4.9L (301) was a Pontiac engine. This was the first claimed fuel miser engine of 1977. They sold a ton of them; they were paired up with the GM200 Metric tranny, and that tranny was junk.
A friend of mine had a 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 301 - sure it was a bit underpowered for that huge car, but it lasted well over 200,000 miles. I don't recall him having any trouble with the transmission, either, so I wonder if in the Grand Prix they put a beefier transmission?
In any case, is it possible to swap out the weaker 200 turbo for a 350 turbo in 301-V8 cars?
I owned a 77 Grand Prix, which was equipped with a 301 with a turbo 400 trans.