FACTS & FIGURES
Darren Hoffman
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1961 Buick LeSabre
CHASSIS
Frame / Manufacturer Buick
Chassis plumbing steel
Rear suspension Buick four-link and cut stock coils with Monroe Sensa Trac dampers
Front suspension Buick unequal-length control arms and cut stock coils with Monroe Sensa-Trac dampers
Brakes 11" GM rotors and calipers by Direct Fit Brakes (Glendale, AZ)
Master cylinder GM dual-circuit with 8" booster
Wheel make, size Foose Impression, 20x8 and 22x9.5
Front tire make, size Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31, 255/35R20
Rear tire make, size Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31, 265/30R22
BODY
Body style LeSabre
Body mods all Buick badges shaved by Derek Ronkainen, Shady Mile Restorations, (Nanaimo, BC, Canada)
Bodywork Derek Ronkainen
Paint type / Color DuPont ChromaBase / custom metallic, aka Black Sapphire
Painter Derek Ronkainen
Other body items all chrome work done by Victoria Electroplating (Victoria, BC, Canada)
ENGINE
Make Buick Nailhead
Displacement 401
Assembly owner
Induction Buick 4GC four-barrel carburetor
Ignition / Wires stock, tuned by Nolan Hoffman (Nanaimo, BC)
Exhaust / Mufflers stock manifolds with 2-1/2" pipes by Greg Wilson (Nanaimo, BC) / Hushpower by Flowmaster (Santa Rosa, CA)
Transmission Buick Triple Turbine Dynaflow
INTERIOR
Dashboard stock, covered by Geoff Horsfall Upholstery (Duncan, BC, Canada)
Gauges Mirromagic cluster restored/detailed by owner
Wiring stock GM from four-door donor
Steering wheel Stiletto by Billet Specialties (LaGrange, IL)
Seats 2 stock benches modified by Geoff Horsfall
Upholsterer Geoff Horsfall Upholstery
Material / Color smooth and perforated leather / ivory and taupe
Carpet Bentley Auto Carpets Lexus Beige nylon
Seatbelts AutoLoc (Portland, OR)