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this is a mild custom '59 Buick, customized unlike 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 currently featured in Car Kulture Deluxe magazine for (#77) May 2016, on shelves now.
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, 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,
-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
-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 finish no-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 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 white enamel 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
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
1959 Buick Lesabre on 2040-cars
Burbank, California, United States
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Just the other day, we told you about how Lincoln isn't really a luxury brand, according to Ford's head design man, J Mays. His argument was that Lincoln lacked the unique DNA to differentiate it from the rest of the market, although the arrival of the MKZ is beginning to change that. Now, we have this video from Autoline Detroit, where Jim Hall, an analyst for 2953 Analytics who was quoted in yesterday's Lincoln story, explains the influence of certain styling cues and how they impact the brands.
Using BMW (Angel Eyes) and Buick (Ventiports) as examples for small, simple touches that serve to distinguish the brand's vehicles on the road, Hall then points out how changing trademark styling features, as Chevrolet has done on the new Corvette Stingray, can hurt the vehicle's public perception. Take a look at the full video below for an interesting dive into what these styling features mean to their individual brands.
If there are any lingering doubts why General Motors held onto Buick while killing Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, one only has to look at the sales numbers from 2013 for the real answer. Thanks largely to strong sales in China, Buick set a global sales record last year by selling more than one million vehicles.
The lion's share of Buick sales came from China, which sold more than 809,000 units - about four times more Buicks than were sold in North America as a whole. In the US, the Buick Encore accounted for almost half of all US sales with 97,311 units as Buick spent the summer trying to keep up with demand of the subcompact crossover. Likewise, China-only models like the GL8 minivan and Excelle sedan (same as the US-spec Verano) were strong sellers in that market.
For good measure, Buick more than doubled its sales in Mexico with 2,319 units. Scroll down for the full press release.
Four different General Motors vehicles from the 2012 model year are being recalled over a potential airbag issue. The driver's side airbag shorting bar in the 2012 Buick Verano and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic might make contact with the airbag terminals, even during a crash. If so, the airbag won't deploy when it should, possibly increasing injury to the driver.
The recall is expected to begin on February 13 for the 3,896 units that might be affected. GM will notify owners who can then take their vehicles to dealers to have the airbag coil replaced. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration below has more info.