Spotlight on a ’60 Buick convertible

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The keen-eyed might already be wondering why the Pick of the Day, a 1960 Buick LeSabre convertible, would be outfitted with a driver’s-side spotlight.

It’s because the original owner of this big convertible was a doctor who delivered babies in their parents’ homes and had the spotlight added to help him read addresses at night.

But Dr. Leonard Phillips died at a young age, we’re informed, and the car was put into storage until earlier this century, when his niece got it back on the road. According to the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com, “Lucy enjoyed going to car shows and winning trophies.”

But Lucy sold the car and the next owner had it repainted and the bumpers re-chromed. But the door jams were left with their original factory paint to verify that the color was identical. 

The private seller, located in Damascus, Oregon, notes that the red leather interior is original and “near-perfect.” Also original is the engine; LeSabres came with a 364cid V8 good for 250 horsepower but this one appears to be the optional Wildcat version. 

The car shows only 39,900 miles and is being offered for $59,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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