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1964 Chevy Impala or Buick Lesabre: Which is the Better Choice?

Both American brands, Chevrolet and Buick vehicles have always topped the charts with their looks and performance. They are known to manufacture premium vehicles and have their uniqueness which reflects in their vehicles. When it comes to the classics, Chevrolet usually manufactures vehicles with soft, smooth edges, while Buick defines bold, cutting-edge design. If you are searching cars auctions online for a classic car, the 1964 Impala and Lesabre and two great options to shortlist. To help you decide, in this blog, we compare three main aspects of the 1964 Chevy Impala and Buick Lesabre. Read on.


Performance

The 1964 Chevy Impala is equipped with a 209.9 cubic-inch V8 engine that produces 140 horsepower and 220 lb-ft torque. On the other hand, the 1964 Buick Lesabre is equipped with a 300 cubic-inch V8 engine that produces 210 horsepower and 310 lb-ft torque. The Impala can go from 0 to 60 in 13.5 seconds while the Buick Lesabre beats the time, hitting the 60 mark in 9.5 seconds. In addition, the top speeds for the 1964 Impala and Lesabre are 97 mph and 110 mph respectively. Although both models offer trims that tune up the performance specs, the Buick Lesabre wins over the 1964 Chevy Impala. If you are searching cars auction online for a high-performance, classic vehicle, the Buick Lesabre is a great contender.


Styling

1964 Chevy Impala

The 1964 Chevy Impala comes with a softer look as compared to the 1963 model. The 1964 model has round edges and is equipped with its signature taillight assembly. Perfecting the classic look, the front grille of the Chevrolet Impala is center aligned with two headlights each on both edges of the front grille. The side frames have white highlights from the front grille to the rear. The 1964 Chevrolet Impala has a simple, rustic, and thin-line rear with three round taillights on each edge, completing the classic look of the Chevy Impala.


1964 Buick Lesabre

The Buick exterior offers a unique appeal when compared to the Chevy Impala. The 1964 Lesabre spots a minor facelift and a completely new front grille. Unlike the Chevy, the Lesabre has a wing-shaped front grille, with the wing shape starting from the middle. But just like the Chevy, it features two headlights each at each edge of the front grille. The main difference lies in the body and rear. The Lesabre has horizontal taillights while the Impala’s are round.

Fuel Economy

The 1964 Chevrolet Impala offers a fuel economy of 12.5/15.4 for city/highway. On the other hand, the 1964 Buick Lesabre offers a fuel economy of 10/12.5 for city/highway. The combined fuel economy of the 1964 Impala is 16.2 whereas that of the Lesabre is 13.


Wrap Up

Both classic cars have their unique appeal while offering exceptional handling, comfortable drives, and high performance. Remember the key differences mentioned in this blog when you search reputable for classic cars auctions online and choose a reputable auction that has 1964 Lesabre and Impala in their inventories. Most leading names in the business allow you to inspect the cars on auction before you can start placing your bids.

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