- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1976 Buick LeSabre Custom
1976 Buick LeSabre Custom
The LeSabre nameplate made its first appearance on the 1951 Lesabre show car which introduced the world to aircraft-inspired design elements such as the wrap-around windshield and tail fins. In 1959 LeSabre became the new moniker for what had previously been known as the Buick Special. The Buick LeSabre was offered in a full line of body styles except between 1965 and 1969 when its station wagon variant was dropped from Buick's full-size offerings. Only minor styling changes highlighted the 1976 Buick LeSabre, which was the final year for the 1971-vintage bodyshell, the unpopular and rarely-ordered driver- and passenger-side airbag option, the 455ci V8 and hardtop body styles. Changes included rectangular quad headlights placed into a unit with the turn signals set directly below and at the center was a new classic egg-crate grille, no longer integrated with the headlights, making it more prominent. The 1976 LeSabre was the only American full-size car with a standard V6 engine, which was Buick's brand-new 3.8-litre V6 engine.
Hold your hats because here we have an all original 1976 Buick LeSabre Custom with a mere 42,741 original miles. Spending most of its life in a garage, is highly optioned, and runs like a Swiss watch. Oh, and also it LOOKS original with barely a mark on it! The final year before the redesign and downsizing, get it while it's hot!
Mount Vernon Cream paint in excellent shiny condition shows like it just drove off the dealership floor. Bumpers have their guards at the ready, and cornering lights have been installed. The side panels, straight and true with factory gaps, have faux chrome trimmed vents in the fenders for just a little body bling. Chrome side mirrors, and a pristine complimentary tan vinyl roof complete with extra quarter windows on either side covers this sedan. The filler panels are still present and crack free, a rarity on cars of this era. 15" chrome Buick rally wheels wrapped in thin whitewall rubber are on all 4 corners. This car is definitely large and in charge.
With Dark Saddle colored corduroy on the front split bench with a central fold down armrest, complete with smooth vinyl bolsters on the bottoms. The same can be said for the rear bench, all in perfectly preserved condition with no fading, or staining. Gold carpet covers the floor surfaces, and it appears new. The large doors with a mix of soft Saddle vinyl, tan plastic and a wood burl have power windows, power mirrors, power locks and a remote mirror control all in chrome. The dash is extremely clean with a silver rectangular cluster in front of the driver. It is topped with padded vinyl with no cracks or marks and fronted with wood veneer like it was just skinned from the tree! A note the trunk has a Buick shield logo in black, and nary a mark on it, like never been used condition…Dy-no-mite!
A lift of the long hood and we are greeted with an original engine bay with the original engine, showing some surface rust, and patina on plastic parts, but very nicely preserved. A great 350ci V8 with a gaggle of wires and hoses, tubes and emissions gadgets attached. A 4-barrel carburetor is atop and bolted on back is a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. A 10-bolt rear axle puts power to the ground. Can you dig it?
Save for the expected surface rust on bare steel parts, the underside is very clean with some rust proofing spray, but otherwise original from the factory, with no structural issues anywhere. We note power steering along with power front disc brakes and power rear drum brakes. An independent coil spring front suspension along with a rear 4 link with coil springs gives us the couch like ride.
Slipping behind the wheel of this land cruiser was akin to sitting down on my living room couch, it's that comfortable. The 350ci V8 handled our test track with ease and even the boat- like handling did not deter me from a big smile as I cruised around for a second lap. All functions were operating properly at the time of my drive. Groovy man!
Once in a great while we come upon a car that is too good to be true, but it is true, to the max. This car is absolutely mid 1970's slammin, and that's no Jive talkin. Wired for luxury, all the options it's spiffy. So, are we cool, Man? Come over to Classic Auto Mall and have a look at this all original Detroit Piece of Iron. Catch you on the flip side!
69-4 Door Hardtop
J-350ci V8 4bbl 155hp
H-Flint, MI Assy Plant
526584-Sequential Unit Number
ST 76 4BP69-1976 Buick LeSabre Custom 4 Door Hardtop
BDY FL1250909-Flint Body #
TR 64G-Dark Saddle Cloth & Vinyl
PNT 50 64T-Mt. Vernon Cream, Light Buckskin
03C-3rd Week March Build
A65-Front Bench Seat, Split Back W/Armrest
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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