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1959-1963 Buick Invicta


1959-1963 Buick Invicta Specifications

The Buick Invicta may have had a short model run -- short enough that only one engine was used throughout its life -- but it was a significant model in Buick's performance history. Here are the 1959-1963 Buick Invicta specifications, covering the car's entire five-year model run. We also give you selected specs for the 1961 model, including the engine specs for the "Wildcat 455" V-8 that powered every Invicta.

1959 Buick Invicta


Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Four-door sedan
4,331
$3,357
10,566
Hardtop coupe
4,274
$3,447
11,451
Hardtop sedan
4,373
$3,515
20,156
Convertible
4,317
$3,620
5,447
Estate wagon, six-passenger
4,660
$3,841
5,231
Total


52,851

1960 Buick Invicta


Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Four-door sedan
4,324
$3,357
10,839
Hardtop coupe
4,255
$3,447
8,960
Hardtop sedan
4,365
$3,515
15,300
Convertible
4,347
$3,620
5,236
Estate wagon, six-passenger
4,644
$3,841
3,471
Estate wagon, nine-passenger
4,679
$3,948
1,605
Total


45,411

1961 Buick Invicta


Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Hardtop coupe
4,090
$3,447
6,382
Hardtop sedan
4,179
$3,515
18,398
Convertible
4,206
$3,620
3,953
Total


28,733

1962 Buick Invicta

Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Estate wagon, six-passenger
4,471
$,3836
9,131

Estate wagon, nine-passenger

4,505
$3,917
4,617
Hardtop coupe
4,077
$,3733
10,355*
Wildcat hardtop coupe
4,150
$,3927
2,000*
Hardtop sedan
4,159
$3,667
16,443
Convertible
4,217
$3,617
13,471
Total


56,017
* Estimated. Known model-year production total of all Invicta-series hardtop coupes is 12,355.

1963 Buick Invicta

Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Estate wagon, six-passenger
4,397
$3,969
3,495

1961 Buick Invicta Selected Specifications

General

  • Wheelbase (in.): 123.0
  • Overall length (in.): 213.2
  • Tread, front/rear (in.): 62.0/61.0
  • Fuel tank (gal): 20
  • Construction layout: front engine, rear-drive
  • Type: steel body on frame
  • Frame: steel X-type with box-section rails and tubular center section

Engine

  • Type: 90-degree overhead-valve V-8
  • Material: cast-iron block and heads
  • Bore and stroke (in.): 4.19x3.64
  • Displacement (cubic inches): 401
  • Horsepower @ rpm: 325 @ 4,400
  • Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm: 445 @ 2,800
  • Main bearings: 5
  • Valve lifters: hydraulic
  • Carburetor: 4-bbl Carter
  • Crankcase (qt): 4
  • Cooling system (qt): 17; 18.5 with heater
  • Electrical system 12-volt

Driveline

  • Transmission: automatic, torque-converter type with two turbines
  • Driveshaft: two piece with constant-velocity joint in center
  • Rear axle: semifloating hypoid gear
  • Final-drive ratio: 3.23:1

Suspension

  • Front: independent coil-spring and wishbone with link-type stabilizer bar and tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Rear: independent trailing link, stabilizer bar, coil springs,tubular shock absorbers

Steering

  • Type: recirculating ball
  • Ratio: 31.9:1 (with optional power steering, 19.9:1)

Brakes

  • Type: 4-wheel hydraulic internal-expanding drum
  • Material, front/rear: aluminum/cast-iron
  • Lining area (sq in.): 197.3

Tires and Wheels

  • Tire size 7.60x15 (8.00x15 optional)
  • Wheels 6.0x15 pressed steel disc
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