1974 Buick Lesabre Luxus Convertible on 2040-cars
Columbus, Ohio, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: Convertible 2-door
Options: Leather Seats
Drive Type: rear wheels (RWD)
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Sub Model: Luxus
Exterior Color: Orange
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: White
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"The NADA low sale value on this car is $5,656. Once you have restored the car, the high end value is $12,350. This is a great deal! Between the top and engine work, I have over $4000 invested in the car.Car is complete, I was in the process of restoring but did not have the time.The car has been in storage since. Has not seen the snow. This is a rare model. Engine is strong. There are a couple of rust spots, but nothing that cannot be repaired. The front passenger window is missing, but I have seen a couple for sale here on eBay in the price range of $25 - $100.Prior to getting the car prepared for restoration, I had driven the car to Cleveland on several occasions without a problem. So, as you can see, the car is very road worthy.I love the car and would keep it, but I do not have the time to compete the restoration and I have too many cars."
The NADA low sale value on this car is $5,656. Once you have restored the car, the high end value is $12,350. This is a great deal! Between the top and engine work, I have over $4000 invested in the car.Car is complete, I was in the process of restoring but did not have the time.
The car has been in storage since. Has not seen the snow. This is a rare model. Engine is strong. There are a couple of rust spots, but nothing that cannot be repaired. The front passenger window is missing, but I have seen a couple for sale here on eBay in the price range of $25 - $100.
Prior to getting the car prepared for restoration, I had driven the car to Cleveland on several occasions without a problem. So, as you can see, the car is very road worthy.I love the car and would keep it, but I do not have the time to compete the restoration and I have too many cars.
Buick LeSabre for Sale
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According to GM Inside News, Buick showed off the Cascada to US dealers last week, with renewed word that the company plans to bring it over from Europe for the 2016 model year. The US version will reportedly be practically identical to its German cousin in terms of styling, but the powertrain underneath is less certain. According to GMI, it may use the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is available in Europe with either 168 horsepower or 197 hp.
The Cascada rides on GM's Delta II platform, which also underpins the Verano, and the latest rumor certainly provides even more evidence that the convertible is probably on the way. Speculation about the droptop started when GM CEO Dan Akerson said last year that the car was on his wish list to bring over. Then, the US trademark on the name was reserved earlier this year, and the release was speculated for sometime in early 2016.
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