Buick Invicta

Buick Invicta Convertible ( 1961)

The Buick Invicta (Series 4600) was a series of cars that have been manufactured in the model years 1959 to 1963 by Buick in the United States. The Invicta was the successor of the Century, of the body of the Special - combined with the 325 -hp 6.6 -liter V8 engine, which earned him the name " Bankers Hot Rod" - and later, the LeSabre. The name Invicta (German: invincible, unbeatable ) is derived from the Latin.


The Invicta was introduced as a four-door hardtop sedan, five-door station wagon, two-door hardtop coupe and two-door convertible in early 1959. In 1960, a four-door sedan ( B -pillar ) to do so. The sales never reached a LeSabre or Electra, but remained at the level of Buicks mid Sport models Century (1954-1958) and Wildcat ( 1963-1970 ).

From 1960, there was the custom equipment package, the individual seats and a center console in the hardtop coupe, convertible and included in the combination. In the four-door variants, there was instead a leather seat with center armrest. The sales figures were considerable.

In the fall of 1962, the Wildcat model, a two-door hardtop coupe was introduced in the Invicta series. The Invicta Wildcat had the most amenities available for Invicta Custom, especially single seats and door panels better. However, instead of the short center console of the Wildcat Custom had a long center console with tachometer and automatic gearshift lever. In addition, he had the outside special lettering and other equipment details, a vinyl roof and the rear lights of the Electra 225 The equipment allowed the Wildcat appear as a sports model.

From the autumn of 1963 replaced the Wildcat the Invicta, where he took over the two hardtop models and the Cabriolet. The station wagon was yet another year Invicta. This year incurred even 3,495 minibuses, after the name disappeared.

According to Robin Moore's book The French Comnnection the Buick Invicta 1960 offered due to its body structure has room for " ... of specific, practical discovery -proof containers that were hidden in the wings and in the substructure ", making him the preferred model for international heroin smugglers made.

Concept car

The name was brought into play Invicta 2004 Buick again. A concept vehicle that name was presented in April 2008 at the Motor Show in Beijing. It is supposed to replace the LaCrosse.

The concept car had a 2.0-liter DOHC four -cylinder engine with 250 hp (184 kW) and a six - speed automatic transmission.

Occurrence in movies

In the episode " The Funeral " in the short-lived television series The Tick The Tick and Arthur Batmanuels drive a car, a gold-colored Buick Invicta Convertible 1960 ( with the approval number " BATLOVE " ) and transport the corpse of Captain Invicible.

In the MacGyver episode " The Fugitive" is a Buick Invicta 1959 for use.