401 CID NAILHEAD, AUTO, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, CA CAR, 2ND OWNER!!!
You say you're tired of showing up in your early '60s Impala and seeing ten others at every show? Then how about this 1962 Buick LeSabre hardtop instead? Similar looks, Buick quality and comfort, and that incredible torque factory 401 under the hood. Isn't it time your hobby car grew up?
With just two owners from new, this is a pretty impressive car that has weathered the past five decades without a lot of trauma. Hailing from California, you know it's clean and it's had just one repaint about 25 years ago, so there's no arguing with the car it's received since then. The Desert Sand color looks as good here as it would anywhere else, and the timeless styling looks best with these subtle colors. The hardtop's shape should look familiar to Impala fans and with famous Buick portholes on the front fenders, this car commands respect at shows. Those creases and folds in the bodywork are laser sharp and it lines up the way only a good, original car can. Nice bumpers, just a few stainless accent pieces, and those cool body-colored headlight pods give it a very impressive overall look.
You'll see the Buick's big difference the moment you open the door, because there's a lot more space in there than you'd get from a smaller Impala. As far as we can tell, those are the original Fawn-colored striped seat covers, and they're in exemplary condition. The carpets were replaced not too long ago and they look quite correct, and the simple door panels are effective at creating an upscale look. There's a wide expanse of instrument panel highlighted with bright trim and a cool center stack that houses the original AM radio. The steering wheel is in good shape; those aren't cracks, that's how it was designed which makes for a very cool look from the driver's seat. It shows about 101,000 miles, and given the condition and preservation, we're pretty sure that's authentic. The massive trunk still carries its original mats, plus a full-sized spare up on its own little shelf that makes for plenty of cargo space.
Buick's 401 cubic inch "Nailhead" V8 is famous for one thing: massive torque. The muscular mill makes this luxury hardtop move like a muscle car and delivers the kind of effortless punch that you'd expect. The '410' referenced on the air cleaner is the torque rating, which was a Buick tradition for many years, as was the Buick Turquoise paint that seems to be in really good shape. Heck, this one's even still got its original generator in place! Power steering and brakes were probably mandatory upgrades when you're dealing with this much steel, and the Dynaflow automatic transmission delivers that seamless flow of power that is unlike any other car. A single exhaust system provides just a distant hum when you're cruising, and if you take a look underneath, you'll see those California-bred floors that still carry factory red oxide primer. 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps are fitted with 225/75/15 whitewall radials, so it has a factory look with more modern performance.
So if you're tired of always owning the same car as everyone else, or if you've just grown up a bit, perhaps this Buick is talking to you. Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 401 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 1,434 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Vinyl Cloth
- Shifter Type
- Center Console