Buick Invicta 1959-63
Buick had sold its B-body car as the 'Buick Special', but also as the 'Buick Century' until 1959 when given the larger V8 'Nailhead' engine. In 1959 the Buick Series 4600 Invicta replaced the Century, and was equipped with a 401cu.in V8 engine, and could be ordered in 5 different body styles from convertible to station wagon. The body was all new and was lower than than the outgoing Special/Century models, and was given outrageous tail fins. For 1960 a new grille, side-by-side instead of slanted headlamps, reduced tail fins, and a new scalloped side from the front to the rear bumper; venti-ports were re-introduced on the 1960 Invicta. 1961 Invictas were lighter as a result of new cleaner-styled bodies that were shorter, lower and less wide; there was no longer a 4-door sedan or any station wagon Invictas and sales suffered. Station Wagons were again available for the 1962 model, and a new Wildcat 2-door hardtop heralded Buick Wildcat model line for 1963 with the sole Invicta model for 1963 being the station wagon.
Cadillac 1959-61
Cadillac 1959-61
Chevrolet Impala 1959
Chevrolet Impala 1959
Invicta A-type 1930
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Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan - badge on rear panel. The 'Invicta' model replaced the 'Century' models in 1959, but was itself replaced by the 'Wildcat' model for 1963
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Buick Invicta 1959 hardtop - badge on rear panel. The name 'Invicta' was new for 1959, taking over from the Buick Century.
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Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop. For 1960 the controversial 'Chinese Eyes' slanted headlamps were levelled.
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan. Buick gave the Invicta the 6,571cc (401) 'Nailhead' V8 to create the 123-inch 'Banker's Hot Rod'.
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop front
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop. After poor sales in 1959 Buick revised the body for 1960, returning the 'VentiPorts' to the front wings (only 3 because the Invicta is an entry level car), and the 'Swoopspear' along the sides.
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop rear
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan
Buick Invicta 1960 4-door sedan. In 1959 the 'Invicta' replaced the 'Century' model, but continued the tradition of a big engine in a 'small' car
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Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop. After poor sales in 1959 Buick continued with the same body for the 1960 Invictas, but returned the 'VentiPorts' to the front wings (only 3 because the Invicta is an entry level car)> The 'Swoopspear' also came back along the sides.
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Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop
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Buick Invicta 1960 4-door hardtop - wheel. This shows the 3 'VentiPorts' which were brought back for 1960. The Invicta was one of the smaller Buicks, even though it had the larger Buick engine. Larger Buicks were given 4 VentiPorts.
Buick Special and Century 1954-8
Buick Special and Century 1954-8
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