1961 Buick Invicta Bubbletop Resto-Mod: The Buick Invicta is a full-size automobile produced by Buick from 1959 to 1963. The Invicta was a continuation of the Buick Century concept that mated the standard size Buick LeSabre (pre-1959, Buick Special) body with Buick’s larger 401 cubic inch Nailhead V8 engine, yielding what was referred to as “the banker’s hot rod.” The name was derived from Latin and signified ‘unconquerable, invincible, unbeatable, unvanquished’ according to Buick Motor Division sales training materials. The Invicta received several updates for the 1961 model year. It was the last year the 364 cubic inch Nailhead V8 engine was offered before the engine was retired. The station wagon did not reappear until the 1962 model year. Collectors really cannot go wrong with an Invicta from this era, whether they choose the elaborate fins and sculpted bodywork of the 1959 model or the more subdued lines of the 1960’s models.
This rare and beautiful Invicta Bubbletop is not a classic you will see often. We’ve sold hundreds of classic vehicles over the last 15+ years and this is our first opportunity to offer one for sale. The example we present today has been very tastefully customized to give it a unique look and great driveability. If a dependable head-turner is what you are after, this may be the next addition to your garage. Items such as color-keyed bumpers, brushed trim, smoothed firewall, and polished 5 spoke wheels with knock-off immediately catch your attention. Upon stepping inside you are treated to a full custom interior with a new console, gauges, stereo, tilt steering, and heat/ac that provide comfortable drive normally reserved for newer vehicles. The trunk is fully carpeted and upholstered to match the interior. Inside a fully detailed engine compartment, the power is provided buy a GM crate motor paired with a fresh 350 turbo transmission (with new 1800-2000 converter). An aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, a Corvette master cylinder/booster, 12.5″ Buick finned brake drums, and a custom stainless 16 gallon fuel sell are just added features that add to the enjoyable driving experience. Additional features and options include; 350 (330hp) Crate Motor w/ Serpentine Belt assembly, Auto, Power Steering & Brakes, Southern Rod A/C & Heat, JVC CD, complete new American Autowire Harness, Newport Engineering Wiper, Dual Glass Packs w/ Custom Stainless Extensions, New Glass and Weatherstripping, 16″ Chrome Wheels, and Thick BF Goodrich Advantage T/A Tires! This is a rare classic with late-model dependability that you don’t want to let slip past you for only $30k!