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1983 Buick Lesabre Hot Rod Sleeper Chevy V8 350 on 2040-cars

Year:1983 Mileage:200000

Ferndale, Michigan, United States

Ferndale, Michigan, United States

Good condition 1983 Buick Lesabre Limited. Clean title. 

Well maintained. What sets this car apart from the pack is what's under the hood... 


  • Chevy 350 Gen I engine (4-bolt main, forged pistons)
  • polyurethane motor mounts 
  • Turbo 350 lockup automatic transmission with shift kit. Firm shifts, ability to manually up and downshift. 
  •  2400rpm stall torque converter
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM heads
  • Edelbrock AIR Gap RPM manifold
  • Holly 650cfm carburetor
  • Performance camshaft .500 lift (brand unknown, installed by engine builder) - rough, performance idle
  • Full roller rocker arms, performance push rods
  • Mallory Unilite optical trigger vacuum advance distributor with MSD ignition
  • Hooker headers and custom dual exhaust.
  • Electric coolant fan from Mustang (app 2005-6)
  • Stock drive shaft re-balanced with Dana yoke, 3.23 ring and pinion.
  • More...
  • This car is a BEAST! Never dyno'd, but based on engine builders simulated dyno and the upgrades added, I suspect it's making between 350 and 420hp at the flywheel.
  • Other additions:
  • Cragar SS 15x8 wheels - small rust spots, but very presentable. Polish up beautifully!
  • Autometer gauges
  • Custom made Buick logo floor mats
  • Grant steering wheel
  • Custom built dual exhaust
  • Probably other stuff I can't remember..
I also have many, MANY replacement/backup parts for car.

-There is a small leak around the top of the windshield.  Should be addressed as it will let drip during heavy rain.
-Front bumper has 2 rust holes. Can be covered up but replacement would be best.

-Radio doesn't work.  Shorted when trying to put back in car.  Perhaps someone with some knowledge could fix it (it will light up), but assume it is broken.

-Rusty spots in typical spots for this car at bottom of doors and areas underneath sill plates.

 Payment/shipping/storage information:

 A deposit of $400 is required within 7 days of closing.  Full payment is required within 14 days of closing.  Title & paperwork is ready to be signed over upon full payment.  Buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs if required.  Final retrieval of vehicle is expected within 14 days.  If not picked up after 14 days I reserve the right to charge a storage fee of $25 per day.  If not picked up and paid for (including storage fees) within 30 days, I will relist the vehicle and you're deposit will not be refunded.  


I have done my best to describe the vehicle including any major defects.  Please email me if you need further information.

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