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1960 Buick LeSabre

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As the Buick entered a new decade, the LeSabre's wings were removed and the body became rounder. The ventiport styling treatment returned, along with ornaments on each front fender. They were given a bright lower body molding and LeSabre name bars were located on each front fender ahead of the wheelhouse. With all-new styling, only the roof and trunk lid were shared with the 1959 model. In the front were a concave grille and horizontal headlights centered by a new Buick tri-shield logo that is still in use today. The instrument panel was revived with a Mirromatic speedometer for which the lens could be adjusted for optimal visibility by the driver. Another new addition was the two-spoke steering wheel with horn bars. Power was from an overhead valve 364 CID V8 fitted with two-barrel carburetion and offering 250 brake horsepower.

The 1960 Buick Lesabre was the entry-level model, followed by the mid-priced Invicta and the top-of-the-range Electra. Both the LeSabre and Invicta rested on a wheelbase that measured 123-inches while the Electra had a 126.3-inch platform. The Electra and the Invicta used a 401 cubic-inch V8 with five main bearings, a four-barrel carburetor, and 325 horsepower at 4,400 RPM.

Standard equipment on the LeSabre included a cigar lighter, dual sunshades, electric windshield wipers, trip mileage indicator, a single-key locking system, dual horns, and Step-On parking brake. Body styles included a two- and four-door hardtop, two- and four-door sedan, a convertible coupe, and a 6- and 8-passenger station wagon. Prices ranged from $2,870 to $3,500. The most popular body style was the sedan with 54,033 examples built, followed by 35,999 of the four-door hardtop sedan. 14,388 were two-door sedans and 26,521 were two-door hardtop coupes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2016

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1960 LeSabre
$3,491-$22,745
1960 Buick LeSabre Price Range: $2,755 - $3,491

Other 1960 Buick Models
$3,355 - $3,950
$3,816 - $4,300

LeSabre

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
164,904
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 364.00 CID., 250.00hp
$2,740 - $3,320
152,082
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 375.00 CID., 235.00hp
8 cyl., 364.00 CID., 250.00hp
8 cyl., 405.00 CID., 300.00hp
$2,755 - $3,491

Industry Production

#1#2#3Buick
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Volkswagen (1,174,687)Toyota (1,068,321)600,145
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)510,490
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)457,818
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)399,526
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)276,754
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)253,807
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)285,089
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)241,892
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)405,086
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)572,024
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)738,814

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