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 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.