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The Last Lesabre

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The Lesabre debuted in 1959, 46 years later it is being discontinued after an incredible sales run. When is the very last one rolling off the assembly line?
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I think it already happened back in May 2005. I believe Hamtramck has already started producing the 2006 Cadillac DTS.
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Two more weeks.....though are are not building as many...they are finally getting more Lucrenes on the line.... As of today....30% Lesabres 60% DTSs 10% Luncrenes
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Oh, I forgot to add that they are 06s...all dealer ordered.... They still want them on dealer lots around here...
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The last LeSabre should be driven into the GM Collection. Almost a 50 year run, longer than virtually any other nameplate still in existance.

Rest in peace, LeSabre - The true American family sedan.
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The LeSabre name could have survived. For a long time, GM did not give it cars that were worthy of the name...so it died. Goodbye LeSabre, some incredible cars over many years wore you proudly.
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The LeSabre name could have survived.  For a long time, GM did not give it cars that were worthy of the name...so it died.  Goodbye LeSabre, some incredible cars over many years wore you proudly.


The Lucerne would have made a good LeSabre, I think...
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That's good to know that the last LeSabre hasn't been made yet... It deserves a proper farewell considering how long it's been in production.
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The Lucerne would have made a good LeSabre, I think...

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Absolutely.
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If nobody else makes a tribute post about the history of the LeSabre, I will. I did it for the Regal when nobody here took the initiative. Since this is the acclaimed GM fan-site and I am a huge Buick fan I couldn't let the Regal go without a history lesson. Is there any way we'll know when the last LeSabre rolls off the line?
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I'm sure an annoucement will be made. There was one when the last LeSabre rolled off the line at Buick City before that factory was shuttered. They also made announcements for the Taurus, and LeSabre is a dozen times the car Taurus ever was.
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Oh, I forgot to add that they are 06s...all dealer ordered....

They still want them on dealer lots around here...

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There's a 2006 LeSabre? :blink: Virtually everyone I've talked to has said that 2005 is the last year. I'm just glad that I was able to get one of the last new LeSabres, a Cashmere Metallic Limited (non-Celebration), because the supply was dwindling rapidly in my region when I got it about four weeks ago. I figure it's a fitting tribute to my favorite car of all time. :) Not counting the new silver '05 Limited I had for one day back in May (and returned it the next day because I wasn't comfortable with the deal), it's my first new one and fourth overall -- the first three were all Limiteds, 1986, 1995 and 1998.


Rest in peace, LeSabre - The true American family sedan.




I second that notion. It's rather sad to see the LeSabre go. :(
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If nobody else makes a tribute post about the history of the LeSabre, I will. I did it for the Regal when nobody here took the initiative. Since this is the acclaimed GM fan-site and I am a huge Buick fan I couldn't let the Regal go without a history lesson.  Is there any way we'll know when the last LeSabre rolls off the line?

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I'll try to find out...it's kinda a day to day thing as they are ramping up the lucrene..


I'll try to talk someone into pics too...
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There's a 2006 LeSabre? :blink:  Virtually everyone I've talked to has said that 2005 is the last year. 
I second that notion.  It's rather sad to see the LeSabre go.  :(

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Yep, they wanted to have some on dealer lots during the changeover period,
somewhat simular to the Cavalier/ Cobalt deal. It was a good idea since
D-Ham is behind in the Lucrene right now...at the moment X-mas looks
to be when they roll off in full force... :blink:

After that, it is all DTSs for a while..



I'm going to miss that car...they are a lot of fun to drive....
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Yeah, really. LeSabre is also one of the few cars that has really always been true to itself. Sports cars became bloated coupes, coupes became sedans, and sedans became midsizers. But the LeSabre has always been solid.
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Oh... you mean right before it became the best selling large car in the US? :P

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Just goes to show most American dont care about styling or performance. I do care about styling so I have a Oldsmobile for a G2 FWD H body. Na, the 92+LeSabre was alright but the last of the H's I would buy, not so for the first gen.LeSabre, that was the cream of the crop for styling. I bet it was the 86-91's that put them on their way to best selling anyhow. They are getting rarer to see now but just a few years ago you would have sworn G1 FWD H's were the best selling cars in America, how else would GM have had so much money to squander at saturin, Fiat, Saab and who knows where else. :P

I wonder what the difference in sales of LeSabres to Eighty Eights to Bonnevilles was during all these various years. Used to be alot of Eighty Eights around here but the others as well.
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I wonder if the first (1959) LeSabres or the last run of them (2005's and 2006's) might be worth quite a bit eventually (if not now), considering the longevity of the nameplate.
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Somehow I doubt that last LeSabre will ever be worth a penny more than its weight in scrap steel. Many years of leSabres as far as that goes. The 59 and a few various years of coupes or rather 2dr cars will probably be somewhat desireable.
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Somehow I doubt that last LeSabre will ever be worth a penny more than its weight in scrap steel. Many years of leSabres as far as that goes. The 59 and a few various years of coupes or rather 2dr cars will probably be somewhat desireable.

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Sadly Razor, I think you're right. I mean we're all hoping we'll even get a picture of it when the last Corvette or Mustang rolls off the line it'll be worth a fortune. Granted the LeSabre was never a sports car but dammit it was always there for your family trips- something the Corvette and Mustang would have a hard time doing. Its reliabilty throughout its whole life was outstanding. And even though some of you disagree even until recently the LeSabre had a very unique and I'd say elegant style to it. I do think the curves of a current LeSabre will be attractive 30 or 40 years down the line.

Just because the engine was reliable, there was plenty of room, and was always affordable with the elegance standard doesn't mean it should be overlooked on its last year. I am very upset they killed a beautiful name. LeSabres have been in my family since 87 and we've owned at least 1 ever since. (there are 4 at my house currently and my grandparents own a Celebration Edition). Even if the rest of America overlooks the LeSabre we here at C&G will give a proper sendout.
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Absolutely.

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& The G6 would have made a great Grand Am...

Cobalt is growing on me as a great Chevy name and the LaCrosse would NOT have made a suitable Regal. I do not agree with the guys who say the SSR should have been an ElCamino.
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In '59, the LeSabre was the low trim line of the Buick line up, not the whole full sized line. Other trim names were, Invicta and Electra. Then LeSabre and Wildcat were B body, different trim 1962-70, then LesSabre/Centurion from 1971-73. Electra was the C body. LeSabre then was the whole B body name starting in 1974, when the the Centurion name died. Then swtiched to FWD H in 1986. Edited by Chicagoland
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