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The Buick LeSabre is a fullsize car made by the Buick Motor Division of General Motors. For many years, the LeSabre was considered the most affordable full-sized Buick. Prior to 1959, that position had been held by the full-size Buick Special model; in 1959 the LeSabre replaced the Special, a nameplate that was reintroduced in 1961 for Buick's line of compact cars.
Throughout the 1960s, the Buick LeSabre featured a full line of body styles until 1965 when its station wagon product was dropped from Buick's full-size automotive offerings. In 1977, the LeSabre was downsized along with other General Motors full-size models.
The 1986 Buick LeSabre was introduced on the new front wheel drive H platform, after departing from rear-wheel drive on the GM B platform. Joining the LeSabre on the "H" body included the Oldsmobile Delta 88, and the Pontiac Bonneville, which returned to fullsize after a short lived run as a midsize on the GM G platform. The LeSabre got a redesign in 1992, and saw its last year as an "H" in 1999.
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