Black Over Black: 1972 Buick LeSabre Convertible

September 22, 2021 Update: The high bid of $6,000 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $15,000, so we’ve moved this 1972 Buick LeSabre Convertible to our “Rides Still Available” Page. If you are serious about buying this 1972 LeSabre, you can click the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” button below to navigate to the bidding page where you can agree to pay the $15,000 reserve or enter a reasonable counter-offer we will present to the seller.

GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this driver-quality, 1972 Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible we are offering online in a reserve price style auction on behalf of the private seller.

Bidding started Wednesday, September 8, 2021, and runs for 14 consecutive days through Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 7:30 PM Eastern time.

This 350 cubic inch V8-powered Buick currently resides as part of a private collection in Willow Brook, Pennsylvania, which is less than one hour’s drive from Philadelphia International Airport.

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Current High Bid = $6,000

Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

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GM’s full-size, land yacht, body-on-frame, convertible swan songs were its B-Body drop-top variants offered by every division from 1971 through 1975.  The most unique feature of these convertibles was the unique “scissor-fold” top mechanism that collapsed into itself, mainly to provide rear seat shoulder room comparable to the hardtop models as well as providing a flatter-folding top stack that fits under the car’s body lines.

Buick’s version of this model for the ’71 and ’72 model years was the LeSabre Custom.  For model year 1972, designers revised the grille and taillights lenses, while a small “BUICK” nameplate located above the right side taillight replaced the larger block letters spelling “B U I C K” across the lower trunk lid the prior year. Also new for ’72 was a one-year-only 2 1/2-mph front bumper. All B, C, and E body (large) GM cars received such a bumper for 1972. Interior trims received only slight revisions from 1971. A revised flow-through ventilation system utilizing vents in the doorjambs replaced the troublesome system used in 1971 with the trunk lid vents. Both the 350 and 455 V8s were carried over from 1971 with horsepower ratings switched the new SAE net figures based on an engine as installed in an automobile with accessories and emission controls hooked up, rather than the gross horsepower method of past years based upon a dynamometer rating from an engine not installed in a vehicle. With that, the standard 350 two-barrel V8 was rated at 160 net horsepower compared to 230 gross horsepower in 1971. Inside, the instrument panel featured a new “FASTEN SEAT BELTS” light due to new federal safety regulations and the buzzer which sounded when the key was left in the ignition also sounded upon starting the car to remind the driver and passengers to buckle up.

The first impression of this driver-quality, black-over-black LeSabre Custom convertible is how solid the body remains and how unworn the seat remains after fifty years. The car has spent all of its life in the Philadelphia area and the mileage and body condition suggests the car was only used during the warmer months.  The car appears to have had a repaint at some point.  In addition to power steering and power brakes, this 1972 LeSabre Custom convertible features factory air conditioning that acts like it needs a recharge of its original R12. While the factory AM/FM radio remains in place, a previous owner installed a custom horn system that the next buyer will likely want to remove.  That is the only non-original item we found on what is an otherwise unmolested example.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1972 Buick LeSabre Custom Convertible, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

3 Comments
  1. Anonymous

    Is this car running well? In the audio of it running the idle sounds odd but I thought it might be a result of the recording or wind?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Candidly, this Buick had not been started in several months but it ran great during our short drive. I believe the sound being heard is a loose alternator belt we noticed while we filmed the car.

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      • Matt

        Thank you for the response. Sorry skipped entering my name previously, I got distracted and pushed “submit”.

        Reply

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