A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

In the early 1960s, Buick’s ad campaign asked the question: “Wouldn’t You Rather Have a Buick?”

In the case of the LeSabre, Buick’s entry-level full-size car, America said yes. The long-running LeSabre was introduced in the late 1950s and lived through 2005, when it was discontinued. From its original, space age-inspired design in the late 1950s, to its “Coke-bottle” profile in the mid and late 60s, to a smaller and more fuel-efficient size in later years, the Buick LeSabre continually evolve to reflect America’s tastes in cars.

We spotted this 1963 Buick LeSabre recently in Akron, OH. Like similar cars of its era, the 401-powered 1963 LeSabre has a more simplified, refined design compared to the large-fin, big-chrome designs of the late 1950s. What is your favorite era in American automobiles?

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.