Classic Car Overview
Big, dramatic cars make for big, dramatic customs. Check out this stunning 1959 Buick LeSabre hardtop, which takes the already eyeball-popping Buick to an entirely new level. Fins, chrome, and big wheels make for one heck of a fashion statement, and with big block power, this one isnt just a wallflower. The 1959 Buick already looks like a full custom before you even begin working, so its easy to see why this car looks so amazing. The two-tone black-over-red paint job is dramatic and highlights the cars flattened tail fins, and perhaps not-so-surprisingly, thats one of the ways the factory offered two-tone colors: roof and deck one color, everything else the second color. Obviously this isnt a factory-approved color scheme, but theres no denying that it looks spectacular. Finish quality is trophy-worthy and the list of modifications is fairly extensive, starting with shaving most of the trim and the door handles and blacking-out the intricate front grille. The trim that remains only emphasizes the cars length, and with tinted windows, it has a downright sinister profile. Modern side mirrors look remarkably right on the big Buford, and if anything with fins this big and paint this dramatic can be called tasteful, this is it. Wow. The interior is no less amazing, featuring bucket seats that look retro enough, a custom center console, and that fantastic space age dashboard. Red leather was wrapped around all the seating surfaces and the billet steering wheel, and the workmanship is outstanding. The original instruments with their jet-inspired faces remain the primary view of the engine bay and youll have to fight to keep your eyes on the road because theyre so pretty. The center console carries controls for the Vintage Air A/C system and power windows, plus the B&M shifter for the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. A thundering stereo system adds to the driving experience and is beautifully integrated into the interior so that it almost disappears until you hear it. Custom LED under-dash lighting gives it a cool effect at night, even with the rather pedestrian floor mats underneath. And as youd expect, the trunk is gigantic, fully upholstered in matching red carpet and tucking the delicate electronics up high out of harms way. Buicks biggest, baddest V8, a 455 cubic inch mill, looks right at home in the LeSabres cavernous engine bay. Obviously detailed to look great when the hood is open, the big block also has a definite OEM vibe to it, from the modest twin-snorkel air cleaner to the stock Dante Red paint on the valve covers. Someone spent the time to get the wiring and plumbing nice and neat, and almost every component was either painted, polished, or plated to look great, even under scrutiny. It starts easily and moves the big car with the kind of torque that you need a big block to deliver, and yet its road manners are sublime and confidence-inspiring. Front and rear suspensions are stock and it carries power steering and 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, so its easy to drive despite its size. A Flowmaster exhaust system sounds menacing and theres no denying that 22-inch chrome hoops with 255/30/22 front and 265/35/22 rear tires make a dramatic statement. Fabulous custom looks, yet still 100% streetable and ready to cruise cross-country, this amazing Buick combines all thats great about the 50s with a dose of 21st century tech. Call today!