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    Cool 1961 LeSabre

    While I decide if I'm selling it or letting it remain in its state of slowly accelerating decay, I figured I'd post new photos.

    Here she is:








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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    is it in bad taste if I ask how much you could sell it for?
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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    That's a cool old car. I guess if you aren't going to have the time to enjoy it you might as well sell it to someone that will.

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    is it in bad taste if I ask how much you could sell it for?
    That's got your name all over it, your avatar even matches the floormats.
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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    I already found a buyer. He's actually the one and only person on this planet I'd consider selling it to.

    I don't have a price. I'm too sentimental about the car to come up with a figure that seems reasonable.

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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    When I was in 5th grade I went mental over those pointy front fenders and copied them in my proposed "flying car" designs many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnstarnes View Post
    When I was in 5th grade I went mental over those pointy front fenders and copied them in my proposed "flying car" designs many times.
    You're lucky.

    When I was in 5th grade, this is what pointy Buicks looked like:


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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    Ack.
    When those were out I was looking for an excuse to buy a Buick - I wanted to like that ... thing so badly. And I did. I liked it, badly.
    Bummer. Coulda been, you know.

    The LeSabre is gorgeous. There was a similar vintage convertible one available for auction here in town last fall. I think the bidding got no higher than 5000. It did not sell. Think he'd have taken 8 for it. Not perfect, but pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    You're lucky.

    When I was in 5th grade, this is what pointy Buicks looked like:

    Oh my, I forgot. On the other hand, when I had pointy Buicks in my childhood, the integrated circuit had not yet been invented so microwave ovens, cell phones, flat screen TVs weren't even dreamed of. Even 8-track tapes would have been "futuristic". But oh while watching the Jetsons I thought that Buick pointy fender was so spaceshipy.
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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    Same glovebox door & air cleaner decals as '59.
    Was the 'pedestal' clock an option, or an Invicta/Electra piece ?

    I looked at a LeS 'batwing' 2-dr sedan, black w/ red interior, about 10 years ago for $1200, but didn't have that, then.

    Good luck if you do pull the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    You're lucky.

    When I was in 5th grade, this is what pointy Buicks looked like:

    Ouch! That is a masterpiece of GM styling.

    Sorry to hear you might be selling. Sweet ride there.

    A high school bud took me for a spin around the block in his parents' 61 LeSabre (IIRC) 401. That sucker would smoke the tires in an incredible fasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Ouch! That is a masterpiece of GM styling.

    Sorry to hear you might be selling. Sweet ride there.

    A high school bud took me for a spin around the block in his parents' 61 LeSabre (IIRC) 401. That sucker would smoke the tires in an incredible fasion.
    The LeSabre has the 364. The Invicta and Electra had the 401. But, my god, the 364 is not lacking in torque.

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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    Wow your car is in great shape. Can you post more pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Wow your car is in great shape. Can you post more pictures?
    +1. I can't get enough of it.

    P.S. How about a thread for the Fleetwood? I'd like to see more of that.


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    Despite it looking goofy now, a low mileage version is the type of car you can stick in a garage and actually get a good return in about 20 years.... then again, I thought the same could be said about Buick 61's LeSabre. I guess in Oz, one of the benefit of having such a small market is that vehicles become rare at a much faster rate.
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    I like the civil defense symbols on the radio...

    I wondered if I was the only one that noticed those, in case of civil unrest when the Ruskies let the nukes fly!


    The 1992 Skylark was not the only Buick, Park Avenue? Roadmaster? Anyone?

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    Re: 1961 LeSabre

    Dont feel to bad, I was hemming and hawing last month over a really clean 1980 Skylark Limited coupe with 46K on the clock that was on ebay, I decided that I just dont have anywhere to put it with the number of cars I already have, someone snapped it up for $2500 or so.

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