1968 Buick Le Sabre White
1968 Buick LeSabre Rental
The Buick LeSabre, French for "the sabre", is a full-size luxury car made by Buick from 1959-2005. For many years, the LeSabre was considered the entry level full-size Buick, carrying the lowest base price in the Buick lineup. Prior to 1959, this position had been retained by the full-size Buick Special model (1936–58); in 1959 the LeSabre replaced the Special, a nameplate that was reintroduced in 1961 for Buick's line of compact cars. The name originated with the 1951 GM Le Sabre show car designed by Harley Earl; that car is often mistakenly attributed to the Buick marque, but in fact was built by GM. Buick closely related their 1956-1957 models to the GM LeSabre by replicating the top section of the rear wing into their design.