Business: Auto Prices: Up & Down

The first tip on 1959 auto prices rolled out last week from Buick. It boosted lowest price models by $63, lopped $491 off its top-price line. But the prices were not strictly comparable to last year's because Buick completely changed all its cars, and some of the '59s will carry 1958 extras as standard equipment, e.g., acrylic lacquer finish that General Motors says retains 75% of its original sheen after a year's exposure to the sun.

At the bottom of Buick's line, the new two-door Le Sabre will sell for $2,485 at the factory...

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