BF Classified: 9K Mile 1976 Buick LeSabre

The unbelievably crazy year 2020 notwithstanding, I typically drove 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year around the US in any given year. That’s nothing compared to truck drivers and some other real road warriors, but whenever I see a decades-old car like this 1976 Buick LeSabre with a mere 8,906 miles on it, it’s mind-blowing to me. This ultra-low-mile two-door LeSabre can be found here as a Barn Finds Classified. It’s located in Oneonta, New York, and the seller is asking $12,600 for this one-owner car.

The first thing you’ll notice is that there is only one overall exterior photo. I’m not quite sure why that is but it’s always offputting to not have full photos of a car, at least it is for me. We don’t see full photos of the grille or the rear, just corners and bits and pieces and details. I would ask for some better photos if I were a serious buyer on this car for sure. From what we see, though, it does look pretty nice.

The seller tells us that this is a true 8,906-mile one-family-owned car. It was owned by a “little old lady” who may or may not have been that old when she bought the car, but then she passed away and the car passed on to her son. He has since passed away and here we are. 1976 was the last year of the fourth-generation Buick LeSabre and while it wasn’t the last of the rear-wheel-drive LeSabres, the next-generation cars would be noticeably smaller, lighter, and more squared-off in design.

The interior is pretty typical for most American cars from the 1970s, vast expanses of hot-in-the-summer-cold-in-the-winter vinyl seating surfaces, and they look great here. For those of you who have had enough of green cars from the 1970s, here you go! And, it’s a two-door to boot!

The seller doesn’t give us any engine photos, unfortunately, so the next best thing is showing the back seat! Ha, ok, sorry, but I wanted to show the back seat anyway. According to the VIN, the engine is a 350 V8 which I believe would have had around 165 horsepower. This car has never seen a winter and it has new hoses and tires, although the bumper filler panels are old and cracked in spots. Have any of you owned a fourth-generation LeSabre?


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  1. SubGothius

    What a grand yacht! Reckon the few exterior photos were taken to show the body as straight and dent-free; at least those front/rear quarter views sighting down the body lines are of the opposite side from the full profile shot. Rather a nicer, more coherent dashboard design than most had in that era, too.

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  2. nlpnt

    Are those narrow quarter windows just behind the doors fixed or is it a true hardtop?

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    • Jcs

      Those smaller windows do go down and it makes quite the difference in the cars appearance.

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  3. CCFisher

    Looks like segments of the body side molding have fallen off on both sides. No surprise, as GM had well-documented issues with glue-on trim in the 1970s.

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  4. Stevieg Member

    I was going to say I feel that it is priced too high, but I thought about it and it is actually priced fairly. It is a new car, after all.
    The bumper fillers are falling apart. Chances are so is anything else that is rubber and original, so whoever buys it can plan on putting a few extra bucks into it to get it road worthy, but it is still way cheaper (and cooler) than buying a newer vehicle.
    It is every bit as big as a big truck, just a lower ride height. Anyone who wants to go and buy a new truck might want to consider this one. Plus, you don’t resemble a spider monkey when you climb into it lol.
    It is not a 1 owner car. The old lady who bought it new is the first owner, her now deceased son would be the second owner, the seller would be the third owner.

  5. Jeff F Member

    This baby has no air conditioning, just vents. Would like a closer look at the lube sticker. Some under hood photos might help determine if the odo has been rolled.

  6. Bert Amos

    12 grand for a 455 but I’m not buying a 350 grandma car for that. I do have itch for a Buick 455 after I saw the Hot Rod magazine big block shoot out where the all motors were mildly breathed on & guess who came out on top?

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  7. Dan

    I had one like this but the 4 door hardtop coupe (no B pillars). I bought it for $150, drove it for 10 years (including Canada to Florida for our honeymoon) and it was the best car I ever had.

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