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1960 Buick LeSabre
The stylish and sophisticated 1960 Buick LeSabre - just the type of car you want to take with you on a hunting expedition!

1960 Buick LeSabre

Buick toned down the wild fins from 1959 and gave the LeSabre a more rounder and softer look. The famous Buick Ventiports returned on each front fender along with LeSabre emblems. Plus the LeSabre comes equipped with many standard features including the all new Mirromagic instrument panel, turn signals, Air-flo aluminum brake drums, Glove compartment light, Trip - mileage indicator, crank-operated front window vents plus much more. But wait, don't forget about the dual horns and the full 15-inch wheels.

 

 

LeSabre Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
LeSabre Series
4400 19 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,870 4,219 lbs 54,033
4400 39 4 Dr Hardtop - 6P $2,991 4,269 lbs 35,999
4400 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,756 4,139 lbs 14,388
4400 37 2 Dr Hardtop - 6P $2,915 4,163 lbs 26,521
4400 37 2 Dr Convertible Coupe - 6P $3,145 4,233 lbs 13,588
4400 45 4 Dr Station Wagon - 8P $3,493 4,574 lbs 2,222
4400 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 8P $3,386 4,568 lbs 5,331

Chassis Specifications

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
LeSabre 123 in 217.9 in 62.2 in 60 in 7.60 x 15

VIN Numbers

Serial numbers are located on the drivers side hinge pillar post, above the instrument panel.

First Symbol - Model & Series
4 = 4400 - LeSabre 7 = 4700 - Electra
6 = 4600 - Invicta 8 = 4800 - Electra 225
Second Symbol - Model Year
A = 1954 B = 1955 C = 1956 D = 1957 E = 1958
F = 1959 G = 1960 H = 1961 I = 1962 J = 1963
Third Symbol - Assembly Plant
(1) Flint, Michigan (5) Wilmington, Delaware
(2) South Gate, California (6) Atlanta, Georgia
(3) Linden, New Jersey (7) Framingham, Massachusetts
(4) Kansas City, Kansas (8) Arlington, Texas
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
The final six numbers are the numerical sequence of the assembly at the plant.

Transmission - Synchro-Mesh transmission standard on LeSabre, not available in other series. Turbine Drive transmission optional on LeSabre, standard on Invicta, and Electra 225. Turbine Drive transmission, torque converter type. Fully automatic, two turbines, variable-pitch stator and fixed-vane stator. Maximum torque ratio in Drive range at stall, 3.4 to 1. Total oil capacity (refill), 12 quarts.

Suspension - Ball-joint suspension, coil springs front and rear, true-balance stabilizer, track bar, hydraulic shock absorbers front and rear.

Rear Axle - Buick Torque-Tube, semi-floating rear axle with hypoid gears. Gear ratio: 3.58 to 1 with Synchro-Mesh trans- mission, 3.07 to 1 with Turbine Drive transmission, 3.23 to 1 with Turbine Drive and Power Pack.

Brakes - Hydraulic. Air-cooled, finned aluminum brake drums front; air-cooled, finned cast iron brake drums rear. Total lining area 218.03 square inches. Step-on parking brake. Power brakes standard on Electra and Electra 225, optional on Invicta and LeSabre.

Frame - Box-section side rails with "K" type crossmember.

Fuel System - Built-in carburetor de-icer, automatjc choke and idling control standard on all models. Two-stage filtering system includes filter in fuel tank plus extra fine filter at the carburetor. New polyurethane air cleaner element provides far more efficient cleaning. 20-gallon fuel tank.

Exhaust System - Single muffler for both banks of cylinders is mounted crosswise to the frame. Heavy zinc and aluminum coatings of muffler parts promote long life. Dual exhaust standard on Electra 225.

Cooling System - Pressure system. Capacity: with he; quarts; without heater 17 quarts.

Steering-Manual steering: standard recirculating ball-nut type. Ratio 29.3 to 1. Easy Power Steering is standard on Electra 225, optional on LeSabre and Invicta.

Electrical System - 12 volt. Delco-Remy system.

Wheels and Tires - Full 15-inch wheels. 7.60 x 15 Tyrex cord tires standard on LeSabre and Invicta; 8.00 x 15 tires standard on Electra 225. Whitewall tires optional.

Some of the other rare and neat options for the 60' Buick consisted of:

  • Mirromagic instrument panel
  • Direction signals
  • Air-flo aluminum brake drums
  • Full-flow oil filter
  • Electric windshield wipers
  • Automatic glove compartment light
  • Trip- mileage indicator
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Dual sliding sunshades
  • Step-on parking brake
  • Magic-Mirror finish
  • Crank-operated front window vents
  • Safety PLATE glass in every window (except rear)
  • Dual horns
  • Built-in carburetor de-icer
  • Single- key locking system
  • Full 15-inch wheels
  • Instrument panel safety pad
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