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1975 Buick Lesabre Custom Convertible "survivor" on 2040-cars

Year:1975 Mileage:31423

Pittsford, New York, United States

Pittsford, New York, United States


Up for auction a Buick Lesabre Convertible 455ci "Survivor". Last year of the convertible ! Only about 5300 were made. (even less with a 455ci.engine)  I purchased it in 2012 from an estate where it had been sitting untouched since 1984 in a metal building on the property. It was like opening a time capsule with even the original Firestone 721 Radial spare in the trunk unused! The 31,275 miles are documented, as  the previous owner kept all the paperwork (included with sale). The vehicle was sold new in Georgia in early 1975 and then found its way to a Buick dealer in Warsaw NY where the previous owner purchased it in March of 1976. The car had 14,000 miles on it at the time. The original window sticker is also included. The interior is original. It has the rare "Parade Boot" option. The paint appears to have some touch-up work on it but there was no major repaint.

The following work was done: All fluids were flushed and replaced, all hoses and belts replaced. Mew Water Pump. New brake master cylinder and booster, new  Delco spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Air conditioning converted to R134A and blows ice cold, undercarriage which was originally undercoated in 1975 was redone by Ziebart (if you are familiar with their work the car was done twice since they missed some spots the first time!), new Cooper Trendsetter 235.75R.15 tires. Interior  was dismantled and the seats, foam, coverings and the rest of the car interior were professionally disinfected, ozoned and deodorized due to some critter visits during the long storage. Carpets and underlayment are new.  Factory AM/FM 8 Track Stereo works. It has a new convertible top and glass rear window.  It is registered and passes New York State Inspection.

And for the Buick Purests in the crowd, the engine is the correct color from doing research and examination of the engine parts. It is not a Pontiac color and is not suppose to be Buick red. The color is a 2 year color called Strato Blue Metallic which Buick used to identify their engines. It is available only from OEM Industries and the remaining unused can will be included. The air cleaner sticker is also correct and there are no other stickers to be installed on it.

The body has gloss to it and was polished as well as the chrome. The body has 38 years of chips, dings, and scratches and the chrome has some sun bleaching. It is not perfect! All body panels, frame, floors and trunk are solid and have no rust issues. The trim is in very good shape. The factory wheels have a little rust on them but do polish. Nothing is missing from the car. It is truly a survivor! You can drive it home safely and with confidence.

Please message me through eBay if you have any questions or need additional information. The reserve price is reasonable, realistic and inline (not outrageous) with NADA book value for a car of its year, condition and category. A $700.00 deposit is due within 24 hours after the auction through PayPal. The balance to be paid by cash or Wire Transfer from a U.S. Bank. The vehicle will not be released until funds are verified. Shipping is the buyer's responsibility but I will assist in any way I can. Zero feedback bidders need to contact me first or their bid will be removed.

Thanks and Happy Bidding!

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