1959 Buick LeSabre Kustom | "the Lone Wolf" | Shaved, Bagged, Flaked, Paneled
Price: US $44,500.00 Item location: San Jose, California, United States
- Condition: New
- Make: Buick
- Model: LeSabre
- Type: Hardtop
- Trim: mild-custom
- Year: 1959
- VIN: 4F1098112
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 455 Big Block
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Buick LeSabrebe sure to watch in 1080p HD, full-screen, with sound on!
this is a mild custom '59 Buick,customizedunlike anything out there.the entire car is finished & ready to show. it's a strong, daily driver grade car, worthy of in-door autorama class showing, but also meant to be on the road & used.it's garaged full-time & well cared for. this is my personal car, with clean title in-hand & current registration.full working order, driven 5-7 days a week around town…get in and go.
the car is was just featured in Car Kulture Deluxe magazine for (#77) May 2016.
car was also feature on Kustomrama; search: Adam Woodhams
the '59 LeSabre body has been transferred to a modern version, of the top of the line '76 Electra chassis & drive-train with power steering, power disc brakes, 3-speed automatic, and monster 455 big block Buick motor. it stops on a dime, floats like a Cadillac on clouds, and accelerates like a dream. it fires right up, even when cold...holds idle easy and runs like a top. unknown miles on all components, but truly strong & sharp. under the hood was just completed and cleaned up in a sleek, dark, stealthy fashion, to contradict the exterior...matte black engine bay with cast iron block. the motor was serviced with a full tune-up, fully rebuilt carb and distributor, oil change, coolant flush, new air cleaner/cover, custom cut wires, plugs, belts, fuel pump, new battery, and wire tuck. the turbo 400 transmission has been FULLY broken down & rebuilt and shifts firm with a mild shift-kit. it has maybe 500 miles on it and will last you another 100k miles, easy. the rear end is topped off and dry. brakes are all in great working order and needs nothing. again, truly a worry-free, easy, dependable, get in and drive across the country type car; no questions asked…drive it!
things to know:
-all dash lights/gauges work but oil pressure, because the OE oil line cracked and we simply pinched it off. easy fix, but not worth updating at this time, so we left it.
-shift gear indicator gauge does not work but column shifter works fine, so just remember the pattern: P, R, D, L1, L2
-the clock does not work, but most likely just needs rebuilding...set to 5 o'clock for obvious reasons. lights up.
-no horn, but the entire wheel with horn ring is intact.
-no heater or AC but fan & controls & heater core are all there and intact. air flow ducts/vents function and work great.
-car does not have any stereo, but is wired to charge a hanging wireless bluetooth speaker (see video) I use with great success and ease. (we can talk more about that...not included)
-doors are shaved without poppers. the drivers door is wired with button and popper, but the solenoid failed. I do not like electric poppers anyways, so I simply leave the driver's window cracked (see video) and reach in and open.
-rear passenger glass is stuck up. original arm in door needs rebuilding, but cannot locate part...I just leave it up. all other windows work, including vent wings.
the car was recently completed. I’ll go thru the different systems/area in attempt to answer most questions you may may have, so please read thru completely, first.
interior: fully gutted and redone. designed by myself using 5 colors of Zodiac sparkle vinyl with very thought out gold details, stitching, and color combos. worked hand in hand with my upholsterer to address all details. the entire tunnel is diamond stitched, as is the fire wall pleated, with matching trunk & lid, and even front inner wheel fenders. the lines all match up and the unique panels have some pretty impressive details. hand painted gold flake details on the gauge cluster and window knobs tie everything together. a sapphire blue short nap carpet ties in the blue steering wheel & vinyl…overall the interior is my favorite part and almost more impressive than the exterior. easy to clean & maintain too.
exterior: the car was nosed, decked, handles shaved, antenna & mirrors deleted, along with emblems & misc. trim. removed. the rear bumper pan was smoothed into the rear quarter as well.
key holes were even deleted with custom stainless trim on each door. the front bumper was dropped 4” which makes a huge difference with its silhouette along with how it lines up to the custom tube grill. the photos are before it was fully dropped & aligned…the video shows how it currently sits. the headlights are brand new with a crazy pearlescent finishno-one does.
paint: the video was mainly taken to try to capture the paint. no camera can really capture how special this is…you truly have to see it in person. the base is a Cobalt blue metallic with two flakes laid on top. the first is a translucent purple/teal/blue/iridescent flake that really shows itself off in the shadows and shade. it looks like a deep ocean or starry night…but then in the sun, the second flake, is a silver base with rainbow flip-flop properties that shift in the light. the overall pop, sparkle, and depth is pretty amazing and really works with the roof/dash and interior. it’s wild but not obnoxious…turned out better than expected, to say the least.
roof: the roof & dash were flaked & paneled by Tyler Pullen (TP Customs) in South San Francisco…it’s a true work of art.
wheels: one-off custom built for this car with never before done backspacing, in full chrome. also unique is running these center caps let alone an artillery wheel on a bellflower car, also with subtle beauty rings that add detail to lips. BFG radial white walls are practically brand new.
glass: the windshield sign is hand painted in whiteenamel with metallic gold accents on the exterior. all glass is flawless and brand new. all side glass has fully rebuilt chrome trim, rubbers, and fuzzy’s. all doors, hood, and trunk weather tripping is brand new and intact including bumpers, stops, spacers, and all misc. OE rubber parts on the car.
suspension: it’s all custom with heavy duty mounts & bags. it was just fully wired & plumbed with a height-sensor based management system. it allows for 3 pre-sets and full manual 4 corner adjustment. the height sensors are Bosch brand, quality parts that account for added weight and is much more accurate than a pressure based system. has real-time monitoring for auto-adjustment/correction. same exact technology as Accuair, but a new company we are working with to help come to market. solid CNC billet controller, manifold and ECU. car has dual compressors, running 15 gallons (3 x 5 gallon tanks) of air, all hidden behind the false walls in the trunk
please review the below build sheet in depth and I can then answer ANY and all questions/OFFERS you may ave via message or phone/text: 9165012085
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END/CANCEL THIS AUCTION AT ANY TIME | please ONLY bid if you are serious...this is a true kustom which needs adeservingowner.
1959 Buick LeSabre
-1976 Buick Electra chassis/drivetrain swap
-7.5L 455 Buick BB V8 motor w/turbo 400 transmission | Colby racing
-3.73 10-bolt rear end w/custom heavy duty yoke
-power steering/front disc brakes w/finned rear drums
-dual super 10 series flowmaster cans with turndowns | Babe's lightning muffler
suspension | by #becausebags/Sprint Auto Works:
-custom front and rear airbag & shock mounts
-2x5 gallon (10 gallons) air tanks (a 3rd 5 gallon tank is onboard but un-used behind panels as well if you ever want moreair)
-dual OB2 Air Zenith compressors
-height sensor based management | masoair
-1/4” air line
-custom built 15x6” full chrome artillery wheels | Wheel Vintiques
-staggered bullet caps
-stainless stepped beauty rings
-BFG radial white wall tires
-full custom pleated & diamond stitched interior | chava
-5 colors of zodiac sparkle vinyl
-marine grade sapphire carpet
-fully upholstered dash, firewall, tunnel, rear deck lid, trunk, and fender liners
-custom hand painted metallic gold gauge & window crank accents
-custom blue flaked steering wheel
-1960 buick interior door handles/arm rests
-dome light delete
-sun visor delete
-green/shaded front windshield glass
-clear rear & side glass
-shaved door handles, mirrors, emblems, antenna, drip rail trim, fender trim, & side valence trim
-smoothed rear bumper pan
-custom key-hole delete stainless door trim
-cobalt blue metallic paint
-lil daddy roth crystal beth AND flip-flop flaked body | garage works
-flaked & paneled roof & dash | TP Customs
-“The Lone Wolf” hand painted enamel | DGNFYD signs
-front turn signal delete
-custom tube grill
-custom 4” front bumper drop
-OE chrome bumperettes
-under carriage accent lighting (glow)
-custom pearlescent Wagner sealed beam headlights