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1963 Buick Wildcat 45675 Miles Bronze Mist Hardtop 401 cubic inch V8 Automatic

1963 Buick Other for sale in Local pick-up only

Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Buick
Model: Other
Type: Hardtop
Year: 1963
Mileage: 45675
VIN: 6J2002099
Color: Bronze Mist
Engine size: 401 cubic inch V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: --
Interior color: Saddle
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Buick Other 1963

 440-565-5335440-565-5335 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889of89 Full size photosVideo Full size photosVideo 1963 Buick Wildcat 45675 Miles Bronze Mist Hardtop 401 cubic inch V8 Automatic Stock #: 116136 Exterior Color: Bronze Mist Interior Color: Saddle Body Type: Hardtop Transmission: Automatic Engine: 401 cubic inch V8 Buick introduced the Wildcat in 1962, a sporty hardtop model in the LeSabre lineup designed to lure younger buyers into showrooms. It was a modest success, and in 1963 it expanded to its own line, including the hardtop, a convertible, and two separate 4-door sedans. The all-new Riviera seemed to steal a bit of the Wildcat’s thunder, and only 12,185 Sport Coupes were built in 1963. Nevertheless, the Wildcat offers a great combination of performance and full-sized luxury, Buick style, thanks to the 401 cubic inch torque factory under the hood and ultra-smooth Dynaflow transmission, not to mention the rather advanced aluminum front brake drums. If you like to drive, the Wildcat is a fine choice. Showing just 45,675 original miles, this Wildcat Sport Coupe was built in San Jose and spent almost the entirety of its life in California. It has an older repaint in its original code S Bronze Mist, and thanks to ultra-straight sheetmetal, it almost looks factory-applied. There are, of course, a few signs of use including some very minor chips on the leading edge of the hood that have been touched up, but overall this is a very handsome car. Part of the Wildcat’s good looks come from the brushed stainless trim along the front fenders, which also house three traditional Buick venti-ports, all of which are in excellent condition. Out back there are vestigial fins that tie neatly into the chrome bumpers and taillight housings, all of which are in very good condition. Other awesome details include the fluted trim around the headlight and grille opening, the little Buick emblems on the cornering lights, and the brushed aluminum panel under the trunk lid. A padded roof adds an upscale vibe, and that, too is in excellent shape with no signs of distress underneath. The beautiful interior is almost entirely original, including the factory-installed code 699 Saddle vinyl upholstery. We believe the seat covers, door panels, and even the dash pad are original, but the carpets are almost too nice to be 57 years old. You’ll note this particular Wildcat is fairly loaded, including factory A/C, power windows, power driver’s seat, tilt steering column, and speed-minder. The A/C was recently serviced and works properly using that knob under the dash with the other aircraft-style switch gear. In fact, everything on this car works except the clock, including the factory Sonomatic AM radio and aftermarket FM converter that was probably installed sometime in the ‘80s. The gauge faces are bright and clear, the stainless trim along the lower edge of the dash is excellent, and the Wildcat’s standard tachometer on the console works like it should. Other details include Buick-logo floor mats and aftermarket seat belts that are probably a smart idea. The headliner has probably been replaced given that the original was some kind of foam rubber that tended to crumble over time, but the current material looks quite authentic and has been professionally installed so nobody will ever notice it has been changed. The trunk was also just restored with correct cardboard side panels, new carpets, a reproduction mat, and includes a full-sized spare with jack assembly. Buick’s 401 cubic inch “Nailhead” V8 belted out 325 horsepower and 445 pounds of torque, which explains the “Wildcat 445” decal on the air cleaner lid. That burly engine gives the full-sized Wildcat impressive performance without ever feeling like it’s working hard. The engine has not been rebuilt, but it has been detailed and shows recent gaskets on the valve covers and oil pan, so it has been maintained and freshened as needed. The original Carter 4-barrel carburetor is properly tuned, so it starts easily, idles well, and has quick reflexes out on the road. There’s some evidence of use and the cast iron manifolds are raw so there’s some surface scale, but it shows no major issues. You’ll also note correct details like the heavy-duty fan clutch (included with A/C), correct decals throughout, and recent tune-up parts to make it run its best. There’s even a reproduction Delco battery topper that gives the engine bay a correct look. And check out how clean the inner fenders are (even the tar paper flaps are still in place over the front suspension), which is more evidence of its clean California life. Buick called the venerable Dynaflow the “Twin Turbine” automatic transmission in 1963, but whatever the name, it’s still impeccably smooth. There are some who regard the Dynaflow as the ultimate “slush box” but that’s only because they don’t understand it. With an upgraded planetary gearset, it is both more durable and provides more torque multiplication in low range—driven properly, this Wildcat will incinerate the rear tires if that’s what you’re into. In normal use, it simply accelerates the car effortlessly, without any shifts, which is ideal for Buick’s image. If you don’t pay attention, you’ll quickly find yourself exceeding the speed limit, which is probably why the speed-minder is a good idea. This big ‘Cat gathers speed alarmingly fast. This car also has what we believe are 3.42 gears in back, which helps with off-the-line punch, yet cruises easily at about 2300 RPM at 60 MPH. A new dual exhaust system with a correct transverse muffler is suitably quiet for a Buick and there are new shocks all around. The floors are dirty but completely solid, as are the box-section rockers that add a lot of structural strength to the hardtop bodywork, so this Wildcat is ready to drive. Handsome Buick Road Wheels are always a great choice, and it wears brand new 235/75/15 whitewall radials. If you haven’t driven a Buick like this, you’re really missing out. It delivers a great combination of luxury and performance, which was surely Buick’s intent when it was built. Add in a long list of options, the super clean California sheetmetal, and a handsome color combination, and you get a Wildcat that is easy to own and stands out in a field of ordinary cars. Call today! Vehicle Warranty


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