Invicta 401/325HP V8 4 Door Hardtop with 23K original miles
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and very desirable original lady owner from 1960 (until we recently acquired it) 1960 Buick Invicta 4 Door 'Flat Top' Hardtop 401/325HP V8 with reportedly and believed to be only some 23K original miles on it's original 401/325 V8 engine matched to its original Turbine Drive Automatic transmission with it's original 'Blue Berkshire Cloth' interior and loaded with power steering, power brakes, 'Sonomatic' AM radio, with full carpeting, front & rear armrests, deluxe steering wheel, padded instrument panel, electric clock, heater & defroster, automatic trunk light, deluxe wheel covers, in great daily driving condition and with no signs of any major accidents and no rust!
This is a beautiful 1960 Buick Invicta 4 door sedan with it's original 401 c.i. 4 barrel 325HP V8 engine with dual exhausts! This car was one rare blend of size and performance before the muscle car era! The Buick Invicta was arguably Buick's first performance car and began Buick's quest for power and culminated in the Wildcat (officially named the Wildcat Sport Coupe) which was part of the Invicta line but included front bucket seats, a console, tachometer, and a rear floor lamp. It's body style was classy and attractive. GM's cars were the first to reflect the influence of Bill Mitchell, Harley Earl's successor as corporate design chief and Mitchell made sure the line lost dogleg windshields and needless bulk to become simpler and more dignified if still visually massive! Standard power was the Buick LT401 cid V8 with a high-performance 325 hp (242 kW) 401 cu in Nailhead V8. The transmission was the famous dynaflow shared by all full-size Buicks and the Invicta's trio of portholes on the front fenders, the traditional 1950's Buick trademark returning as Ventiports, a squarish version of the porthole, and was a design cue lasting only through the 1963 model year. The 401 cu in (6.6 L) 401 was Buick's muscle car powerplant of choice, and was later found in the company's Skylark Gran Sport and Buick Wildcat, among others.
This particular 1960 Buick Invicta 4 Door Hardtop example is in very fine condition throughout with no signs of any rust - reportedly and obviously an always garaged car by it's one and only lady owner until 2020. The car looks extremely impressive with a beautiful repaint in 'White' with a matching the interior 'Blue' Hardtop from it's original 'Silver Mist' color. The original 'Blue' cloth interior is all original and virtually flawless considering and boasting rare optional tissue dispenser and which is all in exceptional condition throughout!
The car was sitting for some years and recently was recommissioned prior to sale with over $4K spent on all new brakes, a rebuilt carburetor, new radiator, gas tank, all soft lines & hoses, new wide Whitewall tires, transmission service, etc. The original matching #'s 401 c.i. 4 barrel V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car has four good tires and the car has it's original spare wheel and jack are still in the trunk!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of a 1960 Buick Invicta 401/325HP V8 4 Door Hardtop in very fine condition throughout and a highly coveted Buick amongst classic car collectors and obviously any Buick enthusiast! Simply a great daily driving and turn-key ready example of one of Buick's finest year models for any classic American muscle car collector!