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Buick LeSabre Model Information

Production Numbers, Horsepower ratings and Torque figures for the Buick LeSabre

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The Buick LeSabre was in production from 1959 through 2005. For most of it's life it was considered the entry-level full-size sedan for Buick. Between 1959 and 1961 it was powered by a 364 cubic inch V8 with 250 horsepower, a low compression economy version of the same engine with 235 horsepower and an high performance version with a four barrel carburetor and dual exhaust for 300 horsepower. For 1962 and 1963 the standard engine was a two barrel carbureted 401 cubic inch v8 with 280 horsepower and a low compression economy version with 260 horsepower. For 1964 and 1965 the LeSabre offered a 300 cubic inch engine. For 1966 and 1967- a 340 cubic inch engine. For 1968 through 1976 - a 350 cubic inch engine. In 1970, as an option, you could have a 455 cubic inch V8. After 1977 the only engine available was a 3.8 liter, 231 cubic inch V6. The LeSabre was a rear wheel drive vehicle until 1986.

Buick LeSabre Grand National
1986 was the only model year for the LeSabre Grand National and only 117 were ever produced. Each model was based on the LeSabre Custom Coupe and it cost $1237 to add the Grand National option. It came with a 3.8 liter sequential fuel injected V6 with roller valve train, upgraded FE1 suspension, a 2.84 axle ratio, dual exhaust outlets, front spoiler and special emblems inside and out.

Buick LeSabre T-Type
The LeSabre T-Type was available from 1987 through 1989. 15,938 were produced: 4123 in 1987, 6426 in 1988 and 5389 in 1989. It came in black, white, silver and maroon. The 1987 model had 150 horsepower and the 1988 and 1989 model had 165 horsepower. The T-Type package was about a $2000 option. While not very popular, you could get the T-Type package added to the LeSabre sedan as well.


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