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Carport Blew Away! 1970 Buick LeSabre Convertible

During the 1960s and 1970s, the LeSabre was the gateway model into the portfolio of full-size cars sold by Buick. In 1970, your choices were the LeSabre, Wildcat, and Electra 225. All three series offered convertibles, like this ’70 LeSabre Custom. Needing mechanical work and maybe more, this Buick resides under what’s left of a carport that suffered wind damage. Rather than move it to a better location, the seller will sell it for $4,500. Our thanks to Mitchell G. for the tip. The car is available in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and here on craigslist.

The LeSabre rode on Buick platforms from 1959 to 2005. The third generation was built between 1965 and 1970. After a modest restyle in 1969, the cars only had mild updates for 1970, though parked side by side, you could tell them apart. The wheelbase was extended by one inch to be on par with other full-size GM products. The standard engine displaced 350 cubic inches with a 2-barrel carburetor, but the seller’s car has the optional 4-barrel intake. Buick assembled less than 2,500 LeSabre convertibles that year, while more than 1,200 Wildcats came as drop-tops. More people opted for luxury by scooping up some 6,000 Electra open-air models.

We’re told this LeSabre needs engine work, and the seller may have started work by removing the hood (which sits atop the roof). Then a windstorm came along and tore away the skins of the carport. It doesn’t look as though the auto was damaged and the body and paint seem okay. But the vehicle is sitting on leaves (that can get wet), and we wonder what the undercarriage looks like. The seller adds that the interior and top are good, and you can play your 8-track tapes in the factory device.  Would you take a gamble on this big Buick?


  1. Chris Cornetto

    HMMMM, its been laying out in the breeze with the hood off with mother nature dripping down upon it and then oozing down the wing nut hole in the air breather. You can bet it needs engine work as that one depending on how long the greenhouse plastic has been torn off. That engine has several cylinders filled with rust and water. The top and interior are good, that’s hard to tell and I wouldn’t bet on the roof. This car is at most, “even today” a 1,500.00 lump.

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  2. Connecticut mark

    Always thought. These had big blocks, I never saw a 350 in one of these. Buried in dirt, could have put back on, lazy seller

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  3. RICK W

    Another great post taking me down Memory Lane. On my first trip to LA (77), a friend gave me the ultimate tour of LA, Hollywood, Disneyland and so many places in a69 Wildcat convert same color as this. Of course the top was always down. Unfortunately that friend and his Wildcat are both gone, but the memories light the corners of what’s left of my mind 😕 🙃. I hope someone rescues this Cinderella and puts a new CROWN on top! It may take some work, but how often do you see one?

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  4. Troy

    Wants to move it to a different storage area or sell it? I say part it out or scrap it if you haven’t gotten to it by now your not going to or if you want to continue to store it let me know I will buy some property in the area and rent it to you.

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  5. ken

    well to all you of above negative commentors. i just bought this rough diamond. it is an original solid 61k mile car. perfect top and interior. no floor or panel rust. not even any mold on the interior.engine spins free looks to need minor repairs to be running. as they say never judge a book by the cover!

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