Introductions first, I suppose. I'm from upstate NY and, as the title says, I'm very new to Buicks and while I've helped work on a couple of older cars, I'm pretty new to them too. I'm a crappy driveway mechanic. I do my own brakes, oil & such, but I don't have much mechanical experience. I am looking to change that. I have to say, when I was younger, I always equated Buicks with old ladies... Heck, my grandmother has an '05 LeSabre in her driveway now. I was always looking at the chevelle's and the camaros, but now that I'm evidently an old lady in a 35 year old male's body, I've started really liking the old buicks. While I don't have a one right now, I've been looking around and am currently going to take a look at a 1973 Buick LeSabre 4-door hardtop ( no post ) with a Buick 455. I hate asking questions in my first "intro" post, but when I go take a look at it, is there anything I should really take a close look at? I know to check body work for bondo with a cheap magnet, checking the frame & floor boards for rot and obvious issues like that. I also know that some cars have specific things to keep an eye out for. Does anyone know anything specific that I should look for? I would be buying this knowing that it needs work ( anything that old would ). I'm just hoping to avoid an expensive problem I could have discovered before buying it. Hopefully I'll be more involved here & tinkering with a shiny new(ish) LeSabre.