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So as I mentioned we drove the LeSabre home in a blizzard the night I bought it.

Yet somehow the bias-ply tires & RWD in combination

with New England roads didn't manage to kill me.

Weird. :mellow::P:rolleyes:

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Yup... it's 11:00pm, April 4th and we've got a full blown Snow Storm starting.

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Next morning. Can't sleep, too exicted. I've had the car in my possession

for almost 12 hours now. Time to take off those 1959 Dodge wheel skirts.

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Wheel Skirts are off, but I got some of my DNA on the rear quarter.

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Ouch! She's a firecracker, managed to cut me pretty good.

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Yes, I take pictures of everything. :lol:

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Later that day I was running important errands, like... ummm...

I needed an Arizona Iced Tea & there is this store on the other

end of the Merrimack Valley that keeps them extra cold so of

course I had to take the Buick since I think the Datsun needs

an oil change... yeah, and the left front on the Infiniti was 1 psi.

low so taking that car was out of the question. :P

Long story short I rolled the odometer to 54,000 miles.

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Dashboard, at night. In my honest opinion this is the nicest instrument

panel on any car EVER, including Duesenbergs & the Camaro concept.

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I don't think I've owned a vehicle in the past few years that I have not

photographed in front of this Laundromat. I love old school neon.

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Hmmm... high beams are too much, parking lights seem to work better.

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Baby got back.

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My driveway, XP's Lincoln & "Egg" are visible in the background, the

Super 88 is sticking out of the car port, Christoper & Izabella's T.P.

Cruiser is in front of that while Nick's Ranger Sportside is on the left.

Then there's the 1/4 dissassembled 1997 Cadillac STS, obscured by

XP's white diamond egg, and not one but TWO little 1st generation

Datsun Maximas. 1.5 of them behind the T.P. Cruiser.

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Mug Shot.

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Side-view Mirror closeup. Gotta love 1950s attention to detail. :wub:

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Trunk Emblem closeup. I love 1959 emblems. 1960 was the

introduction of the Tri-Shield. I think the 1960 Buick is the

Automotive equivelant of messing with perfection. <_<

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Saint Memorial Hospital in Lowell. Had my stiches so I took

the Buick, parked it on the street & threw some quarters in

the meter. Street parking a car like this makes me a bit

nervous though, I should get LowJack for her.

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Neat Church, thought it made a good backdrop.

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This is the same parking lot where I used to beat the $#it

out of my 1968 Camaro and take videos of burnouts &

redneck drifting. (Drum Hill industrial park)

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Tail light & tailfin closeup. See that little Honda Civic Si

running for its life at the mere sight of the Buick?

There was also a New Beetle in that parking lot, it

caught sight of my Buick and peed its pants. Although

I think more than one Prius has soiled itself when my

Buick has driven by. I love to Honk the horn a lot too.

Only at Hybrids & Ricers though. :P

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Out of gas... L-town. Speeding Penguin watched the car while

I pumped my crazy legs and came back with a windshield

washer jug full of 93 octane from the HESS station that was

about 1/2 mile back on that road.

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She looks so much better without the 'cruiser' skirts.

Does your speedo work? If so, how about the Safety Buzzer?

Great pix series.

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That LeSabre is going to do more than just cut your finger, useless mortal, if you dare run it out of gas again. :unsure:
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That LeSabre is going to do more than just cut your finger, useless mortal, if you dare run it out of gas again. :unsure:

:lol::yes:

Great pics,68! :thumbsup:

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Those are some sweet pics and angles dude! If you're running all of these "important errands" maybe you should swing by :P

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Hell, if it's going to Philly, it's coming to Jersey, where it can nose up to a surgery-recovering Invicta and pep-talk it into rolling again.

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The picture of the car in front of the laundramat with just the parking lights on would be a good submission for the C&G Member's Rides calendar!

Really great pictures, 68, but please no more bloody ones.

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very nice, the brights on pic in front of the neons make it look like something from the stephen king novel...can't think of the name of it now though.

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Balthazar:

That was the first imperfection I noticed, the mechanical spedometer

is off big time (10 to 20 mph depending on speed)

And YES, I hope I will be in the area at some point this summer so I

can stop by show off my new toy. GM1 also needs that gentle push

to get him into RDM. :P

O.B.

SHe's a cranky old bitch but I love her more than anythinjg except for Sofia. :spin:

BTW: Dodgefan just pulled out of my driveway about 20 minutes ago.

He came by for a quick visit tro check out the the B-59.

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Simply AWESOME, Sixty8!

Thanks for sharing those pics with us :).

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It looks even better in person, and the gauges are so cool! I was lucky enough to see it today (erm, yetserday0. Congrats again Sixty9! (yes i meant that). :P

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In the first picture, she looks none too pleased to have snow on her eyebrows. In that shot, she reminds me of a Snowy Owl, regal in white, wise and quiet, ever vigilant on her branch, ready to pluck an unsuspecting Camry off the avenue and savagely rip its guts out for a quick meal.

White lends this car an ethereal, heavenly, ghostlike visage... it glides through a sea of modern FWD boxes unfazed, untouched, elevated.

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Congrats, Sixty8.

I showed these pictures to my father. His father had a '59 LeSabre hardtop in white. It's the car my father learned to drive in. Looking at those pictures brought back some good memories for him.

The story it brought to mind made us both laugh. His friend came running out to the car one day when my father was picking him up. The friend miscalculated around the end of the car when running and caught his nuts on the tip of the tailfin. OUCH! :lol:

Experience with products like this truly leave their mark on a person. My father's first purchased car was a '77 Corolla, since this was all he could afford while in Optometry school (second degree by necessity). After learning to drive in a '59 Buick and driving a '77 Corolla, the impression has lasted ever since. He's bought GM ever since, with the exception of one '83 Ford LTD wagon.

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In the first picture, she looks none too pleased to have snow on her eyebrows. In that shot, she reminds me of a Snowy Owl, regal in white, wise and quiet, ever vigilant on her branch, ready to pluck an unsuspecting Camry off the avenue and savagely rip its guts out for a quick meal.

White lends this car an ethereal, heavenly, ghostlike visage... it glides through a sea of modern FWD boxes unfazed, untouched, elevated.

((AMEN!!)) :thumbsup:
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That is nice. Those gauges are sweet too. Some other gauges I like are the ones in the 66 Charger but I don't know what they look like all lit up.

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In the first picture, she looks none too pleased to have snow on her eyebrows. In that shot, she reminds me of a Snowy Owl, regal in white, wise and quiet, ever vigilant on her branch, ready to pluck an unsuspecting Camry off the avenue and savagely rip its guts out for a quick meal.

White lends this car an ethereal, heavenly, ghostlike visage... it glides through a sea of modern FWD boxes unfazed, untouched, elevated.

That's one fine spot of prose there,Ocn. :thumbsup:

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Wow...O.B. is Robert Frost reincarnated.

Yellow Dart: That is an awsome story, I can not beleive this is the first time

we are hearing about your dad's/grandfather's '59 Buick. Thanks for sharing

that, I love hearing that kind of stuff.

Nothing I have ever owned, including the '68 Camaro has e ver gotten me

so many complemnts, generated conversation or prompted people to tell me

stories of their owm personal experiences with '59 Buicks or cars in general.

Someday perhaps, if I'm up in your neck of tghe woods your dad can take a

spin in the old battle-axe. I let XP drive the B-59 a couple times, it's fun to

just be a passanger in that car. :D

Dodgefan: I'm glad you stopped by, thanks for the complements.

Am-Rev 2005: Thanks dude, there is not one dashboard on any motorized

vehicle on this blue planet of our that I like more than the '59 Buicks.

Balthazar: You know, I think it's just a bit more upright than my ideal but

it is not uncomfortable, it's a very proper angle for the seatback, I feel

very at the ready and alert when I drive it. Love those gauges & the firm,

big brake pedal. The lower, wider, longer stance is there almost as much

as it is evident on the Super 88 too.

More photos later today. 8)

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Those pics in front of the landromat remind me of your typical vintage 1950's-era ad or painting. Great shots. I gotta figure out how to take good pics like that.

This is a most beautiful car. I love the white on it, and I'm not a fan of white in general.

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More Photos:

My daughter Sofia certainly is enjoying herself in the B-59.

I sat her down on the seat and gave her s box of crayons

so she could color her Tom & Jerry coloring book. This car

will become a summer-time daily driver for me so a few

crayon lines on the door panels won't make me freak out.

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My buddy Robin, he's the crazy German I mention once in a while.

Super nice guy, helped me work on the car quite a bit already.

He's obsessed with UNIMOGs I'm trying to convince him to buy one.

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My B-59 next to XP715's 1967 Cadillac "Razorback" Eldorado

at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His Cadillac is one of the

FWD cars that I do not despise. The 429 still pulls like a freight

train. Fun stuff, we drove around all over the place that night, he

in his 40 year old Cadillac & me in my 48 year old Buick.

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Next to the "EGG" (XP's Riviera).

He's been talking about a Boattail Riviera for as long as I've known him.

Interesting how this is a shot of 37 years of styling evolution. Both cars

are Buick 2 door sedans. I wish my LeSabre was "white diamond".

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Another shot of the car at the cleaners. :)

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East Gate Plaza

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Many more to come later....

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Sly- you must've noticed how close the seat bottom is to the floor- I've not been in another car where my legs are so nearly horizontal. I have no problem with it- it's part of the B-59 charm. But it was a bit of an engineering overlap: the 'old school' of a flat front floorpan and the 'new school' of a very low roofline.

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Oooohhhh... I find it to be quite comfortable, visibility is good esp. considering the sheer size

of the nose and winged rear end. Considering the car's weight it handles very well.

I love the lower, longer, wider look of the late 1950s & early 1960s. :wub:

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