This was my first model year, after hiring into Buick. This was also the first year for the energy absorbing front bumper, shown below. The 74 model would add rear EA units. This would also be the oldest Buick, that I actually owned. It was a Buick LeSabre that I bought in 1990. Other Buick's I have owned are: 1975 Century, 1976 Regal, 1978 LeSabre, 1987 LeSabre and my current 2001 Park Avenue.