When it comes to ’60s American classics, it’s all about options, but sometimes less is more. This Buick isn’t the highest optioned car, but that’s what makes it appealing. It was optioned with the Wildcat 410, a 4 speed and that’s about it! Reader Morley B bought it at auction years ago. When he opened the trunk, he found something incredible. Sitting there was a complete dual quad carb setup for a 425 Super Wildcat! He got it running and driving, but it has been sitting for a few years and he’s decided it’s time to let it go. You can find it in Primrose, Ontario, Canada with a $15,000 asking price. If you’d like to give it a home, be sure to message him via the form below!
From Morley – When I bought the car at the auction, it was just outside the warehouse where it was hiding. I have no idea how long it was at the warehouse. I have talked to the son of the family who bought it new in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It was their family car for 25 years. The son learned to drive with this car and said he had it over 120 MPH once. The car got parked outside and then put into the warehouse by a collector. As you can see it is still a very solid car. I have no idea how many were built in the cheap LeSabre bodies since most four-speed were in the higher end Wildcat with bucket seats and console.
Solid body with updated 425 engine, dual quads, a trunk full of NOS parts and boxes full of parts for complete brake rebuild. There are a couple of body dents, no rust through. Also comes with NOS muffler and tail pipes, NOS dog dish caps, and a complete parts car with excellent original interior (correct red and white interior). Everything goes with it.
No rust through, but there is surface rust. All original panels. Both front fenders have minor dents. Comes with a NOS grill, one head light door, and other spare parts
Motor still turns over, it was last run a few years ago, was rebuilt when I bought the car, needs all new brakes, but the parts are in boxes in the trunk! Needs points and carbs rebuilt.
Interior is completely dried out and needs everything, however, the parts car has an excellent correct red and white interior. The parts car’s dash is rust free on the gauges etc. This is a bench seat four-speed car with no unnecessary options.
I can’t weigh in on just how many LeSabres were ordered with the 4 speed, but I’m sure a Buick expert could fill us in. I bet with the dual quad setup installed, this thing hauls. I have no doubt that original owner’s son was able to hit 120 in it. I do have to wonder what the story is behind the engine and how it ended up with the 425 Super Wildcat carb setup in the trunk. Perhaps the son found a wrecked Super Wildcat, swapped the engine and then discovered that the dual carbs were just too much or that they consumed more fuel than they could afford to buy? I hope they are still around and can fill in some of the details. That carb setup is worth a decent chunk of money by itself, so do you keep it and reinstall it, or do you sell it off to recoup some of your money?
I want to thank Morley for listing this awesome Buick with us! It looks like a fun project with a great story. If you have a cool classic that has been taking up space in your barn and you want it gone, please consider listing it with us!