The longevity of the Buick LeSabre is a testament to its appeal, value, and quality. Not too many automobiles have lasted through almost 50 years and 8 redesigns. Originally built on GM's B-body full-size platform, Buick LeSabre parts are often shared with the Impala, Bonneville, and Olds 88. In the 1960's and early 70's, they were built with both performance and convenience in mind. Later generations, however, appealed to the buyer who was looking for a large, comfortable car at a below-luxury price. Some say that the LeSabre lost its way in the late 1980's, but it came back strong with a redesign in 1992 and continued to sell like hot cakes until it was discontinued in 2005. The Buick Lucerne took its place the following year. Fun fact: a baby blue 1960 Buick LeSabre was heavily featured in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Judge Reinhold's character's prized daily driver.