In the summer of 1970 my dad and I went shopping for a car for me to take to school. I had an old 67 Chevy Biscayne that burned oil faster than gas. A car dealer friend of his had this good looking 1963 Buick LeSabre 2 door hardtop that I immediately fell in love with. For $300 and my Chevy I was now a member of the Buick family. When I got to college about a month later there were 2 more just like mine owned by guys in my dorm. Even though that wasn't my first car it is the one I remember most fondly. About 2 months later I got my first kiss in the front seat! I would cruise home the 300 miles at 80 mph and pass everything on the road. The only thing it couldn't pass was a gas station! But at 25 cents a gallon, gas was relatively cheap... even for a college student. I'm now searching the internet for one just like mine. Fawn beige with a white top.
I had one of these till a couple months ago. It was pretty nice - but I got tired of it and took it to the crusher... Got $60 for it though!
Well I bought a 1963 convertible top Buick LeSabre. I paid 6500 dollars about 6 years ago. It took me about 4 years to get it done, and now I just got it, sat it down in my car garage; got a candy apple red and some big wheels.
I have a '63 LeSabre 4 door sedan, that was originally owned by my father. He gave it to me in 1977 as my first car. He gave it superb care, with regular oil changes every 2000 miles and regular upkeep. I've done the same, and it's served me well for over 30 years! It now has 128,000 miles on it, uses absolutely no oil, and is still going strong! This was the last year for the Dynaflow turbine drive transmission, which makes these cars collectable. It has the classic "Buick ride", and literally floats down the road. Plenty of power with the 401 cubic inch V8, which is a rare "Nailhead" Buick engine. The car has never had any major problems, and is the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned! Not a single bolt has ever been turned on the engine except for tune-ups and one water pump. Why can't they build cars like this today???
I just bought a '63 Buick LeSabre 4 door hard top, original unrestored condition with 50465 miles. Drives like a dream. I love this car. The reverse thing sucks though.
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