1975 Buick LeSabre Convertible, FOR SALE www.columbiamotorcars.com
1975 Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible The upscale LeSabre Luxus designation
was dropped and replaced by the LeSabre Custom nameplate. 1975 also was the
first year of the catalytic converter, and standard high energy ignition
which was part of GM's Maximum Mileage System at the time. The 1975 LeSabre
was the first to require use of unleaded gasoline, due to the advent of the
catalytic converter. The LeSabre lineup offered a coupe and two sedans
while the LeSabre Custom lineup offered the coupe, two sedans, and the only
convertible in the Buick lineup. 1975 would be the final year for the
LeSabre Custom Convertible with around 5,300 examples rolling off the
assembly lines. Engine offerings were simplified and reduced to just two
including the standard 5.7-litre V8 (350 CID)and a four-barrel carburetor
or optional 7.5-litre V8 (455 CID) with a four barrel. Bodylines on the
1975 were somewhat softer than the 1974 model featuring round headlights
side-by-side and a cross-hatched patterned grille that flowed across the
front of the car and under the headlights. Turn signals were located in the
front bumper. A Buick tri-shield hood ornament was standard on the Custom
Series and optional on the base series. The three-hole 'ventiports' were
moved from the hood to the front fenders. Slightly larger taillamps than
the 74 draped the back of the car with back-up lights positioned in the
center broken up by the license plate. Four-door pillared sedans received a
new small third windows to emulate the six-window "Colonnade" styling of GM
intermediates while four-door hardtop sedans had new opera windows. Inside,
a new flat instrument panel shared with Electra and Riviera replaced the
wrap-around cockpit dash of previous years and featured a horizontal sweep
speedometer that read to only 100 mph compared to 120 mph in previous years
and also included kilometer readings. Otherwise, interior trimmings
received only minor revisions. Convertible production for both the LeSabre
Custom and the Centurion convertibles were not very abundant in the years
1971 to 1975. The rarest production in that time was the 1971 LeSabre
Custom with just over 1,800 units built, and the most produced was the 1973
Centurion with slightly over 5,700 units built. Due to this very low
production volume and the end of the full-size convertible era, this may
make this series of ragtop LeSabre Custom and Centurion Convertibles quite
collectable - depending on the vehicles' overall condition. The convertible
mechanism used was called the 'scissor top' that folded inward on itself,
instead of straight back. This was featured on all GM full-size
convertibles from 1971 to 1976.
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1975 Buick Electra 225 Limited Landau Impala Caprice Chevy Park Avenue ?
Buick Electra 225 Limited Landau... Just like its Relatives in the Chevy
Oldsmobile and Pontiac Brands The Impala, Caprice or Nintey Eight Oh lord
lots of other Classic 70's GM cars and i do like them all . This car could
be a Park Avenue I am not sure and am checking the rear suspension to see
if that helps. it definatly top of its class coupeWhether your a Chevy
Oldsmobile or Pontiac fan You just have to give a hat tip to the biggest
baddest Buick made in this year I think...;-) These are Great cars the
Sedans were the Longest car made I Believe. This car Sports a 455. I do Not
know how to tell If it is the Park Ave I am leaning towards No because of a
consule but cars were ordered every way you could Imagine back in the day
and i just do not know how to tell If it is a Par Ave They only made 35 of
them in this year and i doubt i would sell it. Make sure and check out My
other Videos I have over 625 of them. http://www.1ownercarguy.com and you
can call me anytime 406 544 6919. Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy
1975 brought about changes in all of General Motors C-body cars. In 1975,
all Electra 225 coupes had fixed rear side windows and center posts. 1975
also brought along a newer front end and interior design. Rectangular
headlights became standard on all GM C-body cars, along with many others.
This supposedly would allow engineers to lower the front end to reduce wind
resistance, but this wasn't very apparent with the new design. The Electra
received a new metal "eggcrate" style grille, which covered most of the
front end, and wrapping under the headlights. The grille included running
lights on either side. There was a choice of a base model Electra 225 whose
trim and appointments were upgraded to the same level as the previous
year's Electra 225 Custom and an upscale Limited. The 1975 Electra was also
the longest Buick ever built at 233.4 inches (5,928 mm), which is over 19
feet. These cars dwarfed the newer front-wheel drive Electras and Park
Avenues in sheer size and weight.
Power windows and a power driver's seat became standard on all Electra
models in 1975. Also new to the standard equipment list were radial-ply
tires. The 1975 Electra was one of the first GM vehicles to offer an Air
Cushion Restraint System or "airbag".
Inside, a new flat instrument panel (shared with LeSabre, Estate Wagon and
Riviera) with horizontal sweep speedometer (silver facing with black
lettering) replaced the wrap-around cockpit dash of previous years and door
panel trim was revised. The speedometer was scaled back from 120 to 100 mph
(160 km/h) and kilometer readings were added.
Technical changes for 1975 included the addition of a catalytic converter
and electronic ignition to not only meet the stringent 1975 and later
emission requirements, but also extended routine maintenance intervals, and
improved fuel economy and driveability which was a must in the era
immediately following the 1973--74 energy crisis, but also spelled the end
of dual Exhaust systems and mandated
the use of unleaded gasoline as the converter could be rendered useless if
contaminated with lead. Axle ratios were also numerically lowered to aid in
improving gas mileage. The 455 four-barrel V8, now rated at 205 horsepower (153 kW), was
retained as the standard and only available engine.
Electra Limited Park Avenue
The Park Avenue, originally an interior comfort and appearance package,
gave buyers ultra-luxurious pillow-topped seating, a center console, velour
headliner, thicker carpet, and an upscale door panel design. The Park
Avenue's seats were designed by Flexsteel. This seating design was shared
by the Cadillac Sixty Special with the Talisman (1974--1976) option and
stayed with Park Avenue through the 1980 model year. Many Park Avenues were
built with the full size center console (unlike the Sixty Special's
Talisman's half console), which eliminated the 6th passenger, in the front
middle, between the driver and front passenger. 1975 also offered a more
luxurious Park Avenue Deluxe, which was sold only in 1975, and included
every option available on the Electra (posi-traction, 15" rallye sport
wheels, rear automatic leveling, etc.). The Park Avenue Deluxe was an
expensive option not popular with buyers; only 37 were built. The Park
Avenue would remain as the top level trim package through 1990. In 1991,
the Electra name would be dropped and Park Avenue would replace it as the
flagship Buick sedan.
GENERAL LEE VS THE BANDIT TRANS AM - BEST CAR CHASE EVER !!!
Here it is...Two of the most famous cars of all time in a an all out car
No matter which car is your favorite, everyone wins with this feature video
shot in the Arkansas countryside with A REAL GENERAL LEE.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!
Special thanks to Mark Osborne of Southern Coating & Nameplate, Inc. (
http://www.southerncoating.com/contact.html ) for letting us beat the crud
out of his cars and his wife for making us some of the best Southern fried
chicken we've ever had!
Look for this story on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Hot Rod
Magazine...buy two or three copies, seriously it's that good!
Video Shot and Edited by Jason Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1970 Buick Wildcat, Convertible, 455 V8, Rust Free, FOR SALE!!
1970 Buick Wildcat, Convertible, 455 V8, Rust Free, FOR SALE!
This is a rust free Wildcat Convertible (Body Style 67) with the 455 V-8
and 83k miles since new. This is an incredibly rare Wildcat Convertible
with the highly desirable matching numbers 455 cu in big block V-8 with
Rochester four barrel carburetor. 1970 was the last year for the Buick
Wildcat and was the only year for the formidable 455 V-8!
This is likely that out of only 1,244 Wildcat Convertibles only about 200
were made in this configuration since the vast majority of the Wildcats
were specified with the 350... and what a difference the big block makes!
This example is presented in Signal Red and has seen one average quality
repaint since new. The coachwork has a few minor "door dings" and other
imperfections but overall is in good condition and the paint finish is
quite serviceable. We thoroughly examined this for bondo and rust and
found the body to be in very good condition with no signs of rust or
significant body damage. Overall this motorcar can be presented at local
car shows but in not a concours contender.
The interior is a combination of original and new replacement. There are a
couple of dash pad cracks and minor imperfection but overall the interior
is in good condition and very serviceable as is. The top is newer and in
very good condition. The chrome is in good to excellent condition. This
example is also equipped with factory air conditioning that is presently
The '70 Wildcats went out with an all new 455 cid V8, rated at 370 hp and a
pavement pounding 510 lb-ft of torque. This new 455 engine had a 10:1
compression ratio, a cast iron block, hydraulic lifters, five main
bearings, and a four barrel carburetor. This drivetrain provided
performance of 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 126 mph!
Unfortunately while at the top of it's performance peak, the Wildcat's
sales dropped considerably and the Wildcat was dropped completely from the
This example was sold new in Arizona in March of 1970. It remained in
Arizona except for a brief stint as part of a collection in Ohio (although
we are uncertain whether the car ever left the state). It is presently in
excellent mechanical condition as it has accumulated about 2,000 miles in
the last few months!!
This motorcar is in good condition overall and can be used for extensive
touring, car shows or as a daily driver!!
1971 Buick Skylark Convertible Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1971 Buick Skylark
Nice, Clean Vehicle.
All Power Windows, Doors, Locks, Top.
Was Stored in a Shed for Years.
Driven Only on Sunday Afternoons or Parades.
Call Tom if interested 248-974-9513