In 1959, Buick took a radical departure from their previous models with a complete lineup transformation that abandoned the chrome-heavy ornamentation of the Fabulous Fifties in favor of a modern, sleek, long, low, and wide design. This bold new styling necessitated new model names, so Buick introduced the LeSabre, Invicta, and Electra badges for the 1959 model year.
Named after the 1951 General Motors dream car, the LeSabre was Buick’s entry-level model. Despite its position, it was still a well-appointed car, boasting a 364 cubic-inch V-8 and an optional Dynaflow automatic transmission. The LeSabre was available in a full range of body styles, including a two-door convertible and a four-door station wagon. The first-generation LeSabre was only produced for two years, and the 1959 models are highly coveted due to substantial exterior sheet metal revisions for the 1960 model year.