1959 Buick LeSabre 4 door flattop with 37k original miles! Survivor!
- Make: Buick
- Model: LeSabre
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 37,456
- VIN: 4F1049001
- Color: copper
- Engine size: 364
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: copper
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Buick LeSabre
Up for sale is my 1959 Buick LeSabre 4 door flattop with 37,456 original miles! These “Delta wing” cars just scream 1959 style. Hate to see it go, but need to thin the herd due to upcoming move.
This car has won trophies for its originality and people are always approaching me about the car wherever I take it.
I have owned this car 4 years, and am the 4th owner, but know the complete history of the car, which is detailed below.
Here’s some stats on the car.
- · Car was built in the Flint, Michigan plant.
- · Style/Model 4439-Four-Door Hartop Sedan
- · Total No of this model produced 46,069, but when was the last time you saw one?
- · Original Base Price $2,657.00
- · Options purchased: Twin Turbine automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, pushbutton radio, rubber floor mats, and speed-minder speed limit warning
- · Weight 4,266 lbs
- · Displacement 364 CI putting out 250 hp, with 384 lb. ft. of torque
- · Paint color: Copper Glow Metallic
Before I go into the history of the car, here’s my honest opinion of the condition.
I’ve owned/driven many old cars, and this one is my absolute favorite. The engine has gobs of torque, and the twin turbine dynaflow transmission is smooth as can be. If you don’t know these transmissions, they do not shift like a regular transmission. They are similar in feel to a go-cart or modern CVT transmission (though the technology is obviously different). The ride is unbelievable – the car floats down the road as fast as you want to drive it. It will easily cruise at 75 mph all day. I’ve set the speed minder to 75 and have had it buzz on me a few times without pushing the car. Power steering is fantastic; you can literally drive with one finger. Just a dream to drive. Starting this car is cool. Pump the gas a few times, turn the key on, and push the accelerator about ¼ of the way down and the starter engages – too cool! car runs, drives and stops great. I would not hesitate to take this car on a long distance drive.
Engine purrs like a kitten. Starts easily with no smoke or strange noises. Transmission functions as it should. I’ve replaced most of the brake lines for safety; the remaining brake lines that could be replaced will be included with the car. Wheel cylinders and emergency brake cable have been replaced and fluid flushed. Incredibly, when I serviced the brakes, I found the shoes to be original and in fantastic condition. Transmission was serviced and some of the seals replaced by professional transmission shop last year. These transmissions are prone to leaking, and this one is no exception. I keep cardboard under the car to catch the drips and check the fluid level regularly. Tires and battery were replaced in 2013.
The body on the car is in very good condition considering it is 59 years old. Original paint is in good condition; still shines nice when it’s all cleaned up. The front emblem still shows proper gold anodizing. The doors, hood and trunk all operate correctly. Stainless on rear wings show minor denting but restorable. The right rear door and quarter panel are scraped, and right rear panel above the bumper is dented. has minor surface rust where the bumper had been pushed in to the rear panel at some point. The bumper shows no sign of damage or scratching. There are scratches in the paint on the rear fenders and trunk lid, and the driver’s side quarter panel has a dent approximately 1 foot in length from a ladder falling against the car years ago. The only rust through on the body is on the front right fender in back of the wheel well. The size is approximately 3” x 3”. I’ve neutralized the rust so it is now inert. Car is always stored in a dry garage with a dehumidifier. All in all, it’s got some dings and dents, but still very presentable for its age. While the paint is not perfect, I could never bring myself to repaint it as its only original once. All glass is clear and not. Windows roll up and down as expected, though the drivers side front door does need some assistance going up and down. Never got around to taking the panel off and see what was causing the issue.
The undercarriage on the car shows minor surface rust on the floor pans and frame. However, there is no serious scaling or rot. Floor pans and trunk pans are rock solid.
the pictures should speak for themselves, but the interior on this car is immaculate; as good as the day it rolled off the showroom floor. Seat material is original and has that bold 50’s style. No rips or tears of any kind. Original headliner in great condition as well. Original carpet is good, and the original rubber floor mats are good for their age, though they are cracked from age. The dash is wild, bright and clear with no pitting on the trim. All gauges work, with exception of the fuel gauge which registers a half tank when full. The shift indicator is broken, but you can easily tell which gear you are in. Note that reverse is all the way at the bottom – wild! The padded dash is excellent condition. All door panels are in excellent condition. Left rear door arm rest is not installed, but I do have it. This arm rest foam has deteriorated and would need to be restored before reinstalling. Trunk interior is in great condition. The original paperboard trunk liner is in good condition.
This is a true survivor car. Look it over and you’ll find everything on the car, including paint, interior, and even the rubber floor mats are original. One of the things that make this car even more impressive is that it has spent its entire life in Ohio!
The car was ordered by Ms. Murrel Wood, a single woman in Delaware, Ohio. She kept the car garaged and pampered until 1998. When she went in to a nursing home, she sold the car to her sister, Betty Morrison, who also lived in Delaware, who kept the car garaged and pampered for the next 15 years. One of the included pictures is of Murrel on the day that she sold the car to her sister. The sister dated a gentleman from Columbus who convinced her to sell the car to him. The relationship didn’t work out, but he kept the car for 1 year. He got a new girlfriend, who didn’t like the car given where it had come from (previous girlfriend). So, that forced the sale of the car to me, in 2013, making me the fourth owner of the car. Included with the car are some documents that show snippets of the car’s history.
Sure, it has some dings, dents and scratches on it, but they’re only original once!
Car is sold as is, where is, with no warranties expressed or implied.
Buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs. I am happy to assist with loading.
I reserve the right to end the auction early, without notice.
Ask any and all questions prior to bidding. If you have zero or negative feedback, you must contact me before bidding or your bid will be cancelled.
You are welcome to come inspect the car as I have nothing to hide.
Included with the car is whatever original paperwork I have on the car. Clear Ohio title in my name.