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1960 Buick LeSabre hardtop


The 1960 Buick LeSabre is best remembered for its bodacious tailfins
The 1960 Buick LeSabre is best remembered for its bodacious tailfins

When the talk turns to tailfins, who could forget the sleek pair that adorned the 1959-60 Buick? Slanted outward from a crested line starting at the front doors, they were a stunning embellishment of sporty style that closed out an exuberant era of car design.

The Pick of the Week is a red-and-white 1960 Buick LeSabre hardtop, a big and brassy 42,000-mile beauty that looks factory fresh with a repaint and new interior.

The low-mileage Buick has been repainted and reupholstered
The low-mileage Buick has been repainted and reupholstered

The Buick is a lifelong Southern car that has never been rusted or in an accident, the seller says. The hardtop was delivered new in Shreveport, Louisiana, in April 1960 to a woman who drove it sparingly until she sold the car in 1999. It is being offered by a classic car dealer in Lakeland, Florida.

The Buick is described by the seller as having “new dual-stage repaint in factory bright red with white hardtop, excellent new red-and-white vinyl interior in as-new condition, mint original dash, new correct door panels and carpet, and very nice original chrome and stainless.”

The car is powered by a 364-cid V8 with four-barrel carburetor and automatic transmission, with a new air-conditioning system by Vintage Air.

A ’60 Buick hardtop in this great original condition is a rare find, and the asking price is $34,500. The car would make a great cruiser and appears all ready to go with its low-mileage drivetrain, restored body and interior, and a new set of radial whitewalls.

“Now it will look great in your garage,” the seller says.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. Neither the seats or the door panels are correct. Why go to that much trouble to ultimately be incorrect?

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