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I think, as with Cadillac, that is when the 1961 Continental influence struck General Motors. Designs are done two or more years ahead. The 1963 Pontiac Gran Prix is another example. Then over the years the Continental went baroque and eventually became a big nothing. A real squandering of the original 1940 and the Mark II and 1961 heritage. The new one gets halfway back there. 1964 Buick Electra 225 The Buick Electra is a 1964 Buick Electra 1964 Buick Electra model in great condition Price is Negotiable Electra 225 4 door sedan Engine 401 V8 Low 140000 miles..
EBizAutos 1960 Buick Electra PHOTOS PHOTOS VIDEOS VIDEOS REQUEST MORE INFO VIN: 7G3031581 Stock #: 663 Condition: Used Clear Title Mileage: 74. 1964 Buick Skylark A revised egg-crate grille above a new federally mandated 5 mph (8.0 km/h) front bumper and revised taillights were among the most noticeable changes for the 1973 Electra 225. All engines now featured EGR valves to meet increasingly stringent 1973 emission standards (the EGR valve was featured on Buick engines for California cars in 1972).
Buick. Видеоролики о Бюик. Buick Electra “camp aficionados like myself can’t help but slip for a moment and think of getting paid to slap legendary actress Bette Davis in the front seat of a Buick.” Pure gold.
He used to take us on rides in the hot humid Baltimore summer nights. We used to go to a place, if I recall in the north-west part of the city, that served ice cream and shakes. The restaurant had a Lionel train that ran through the kitchen and along the counter. It would bring you your order and stop in front of you. I don’t remember the name (heck, I was 6 at the time), but I’ll always remember the place.The 455 V8 was revised to meet the 1974 federal and California emission standards with horsepower dropping from 250 in 1972–73 to 230 for 1974. A one-year only option for the '74 Electra was the high-performance Stage 1 455 with dual exhausts and a 245 hp (183 kW) rating. 1974 was the last year for the pillarless hardtop coupe, although the 4 door hardtop would continue to be produced until 1976. One of my best friends through school always drove Buicks from age 15. Coming home from college at age 18 in his ’60 Invicta convertible, he fell asleep and floored the gas when he fell asleep. He hit the concrete bridge abutment at an estimated 120 mph. The Buick was totaled, but so was the end of the bridge. Alan had his seat belt on, and was lucky, the engine occupied the passenger side. He had a 3 inch cut on his forehead and was fine. When the ’64 Comet Caliente came out he loved the styling. He bought a turquoise 2 door hardtop, fully loaded. A couple of months later coming back from school he hit loose gravel on a corner where another accident happened. He couldn’t get it under control, it flipped onto it’s roof and then slid into a tree upside down (the roof had collapsed when it flipped) and after the tree impact the front and rear bumpers were touching. He lived, doctors said he’d never walk again. He switched back to Buicks-Electra’s, and also had incredible faith in God. 12 years later he started walking again, and he’s still driving his Electra.The big-block 455 was gone forever. The base engine was now the Buick 350 with a 4-barrel carburetor. The Oldsmobile 403 was optional from 1977 to 1979. Oldsmobile's 350 diesel was added to the option list beginning in 1980.
Surely you weren’t thinking of the big honkin’ Wildcat fastbacks from the latter half of the 1960s. Or the Rivieras aNd the midsize Special/Skylark/GSUnder the hood, the 455-cubic-inch V8 was retained as standard equipment, but featured a lower compression of 8.5 to 1 compared to 10.25 to 1 in 1970 as part of a GM corporate mandate requiring all engines to run on 91 Research octane regular leaded, low-lead or unleaded gasolines. Horsepower also dropped from 370 to 315 as a result. Standard equipment continued to consist of variable-ratio power steering and Turbo Hydra-matic transmission. Power front disc brakes were now standard equipment on Electras, replacing the 12 in (305 mm) finned aluminum drum brakes used in full-sized Buicks since the late 1950s. In 1989 and 1990, Buick introduced the Park Avenue Ultra trim level. The Ultra was essentially an upgrade to the Electra Park Avenue line, and featured a standard leather interior with dual 20-way power front seats, lower-body accent exterior paint treatment, distinctive thick-padded vinyl top with smaller limousine-style rear-window (available only on Ultra), simulated burled elm trim on the doors and instrument panel, unique aluminum wheels, anti-lock brakes, chromed B-pillar moldings, specific grille and tail lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather padded glove-compartment door, unique interior door panel trim, and a variety of otherwise minor changes. With its longer list of standard equipment, the Park Avenue Ultra sedan actually carried a higher base price than the Cadillac Sedan de Ville. The Park Avenue Ultra did not gain much popular recognition, however, until the following generation of Park Avenue where the "Ultra" trim level offered even more features. For 1985, a redesigned front-wheel drive Electra debuted with the new GM C body which was further downsized compared to the previous generation. Despite its notably smaller exterior, interior dimensions remained largely the same as the prior generation, though forgoing all V8 engines. Sales began in April 1984, alongside the previous rear-wheel-drive model, which had ceased production that month. It was initially powered by a carbureted 3.0 liter Buick V6 engine, a fuel injected 3.8 liter Buick V6 engine, or a 4.3 liter Oldsmobile diesel V6 engine. Each used a 4-speed automatic transmission with a 0.70:1 overdrive gear. The 3.0 liter carbureted V6 and 4.3 liter diesel V6 were not offered after 1985.
1964 Buick Electra model in great condition Price is Negotiable Electra 225 4 door sedan Engine Stock Number: C101584L2. Видео 1964 Buick Electra in Durango, CO канала Customer Service . The image is available for download in high resolution quality up to 4500x1964 Park Avenue, previously an appearance option package, became an official trim level on the Electra in 1978. Cosmetically, a different grille and redesigned tail lights were the only notable cosmetic changes that year but 1979 brought a redesigned, flat front end and a subtly different taillight treatment featuring a Buick crest and bisecting horizontal silver line. It didn't last as the 1980 Electra went back to its earlier 1977 roots but with a new grille featuring vertical slats. Also in 1980, Buick completely dropped the "225" moniker leaving just Limited and Park Avenue trims.
I’m partial to the 6 window hardtops for the Electra 225, because it seems appropriately more willowy and elegant, I think the 4 window hardtop lines worked better on the Ninety-Eight (with it’s slightly more sporting detailing). RockAuto ships auto parts and body parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers' doors worldwide, all at warehouse prices. Easy to use parts catalog I love the pinstripe work on the one from the car show. When I was a kid my Dad and I would frequent car shows and one of the cars I often saw was a gentleman with a Lincoln Mark VIII LSC, black with a black leather interior. It had recieved a very artful pistripe job and on the trunk next to the logo was a small “pin up” of a topless woman popping out of a top hat. She was wearing bunny ears and next to the cheese cake it said: “That old black magic that you weave so well…” Even though it was one of the newest cars you would see at the shows, it was one of my favorites.All Electras were powered by Buick's 455 in 7.5L engine between 1971 and 1976. The 1971 model had a respectable 315 hp, but that was reduced to a mere 205 hp by the 1976 model year; ever increasing government mandated emission controls were the culprit for the drop in performance. Even at its weakest state, the Buick-built 455 engine still produced 345 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm. The 455 was the standard engine on the Electra, but there were some built with Buick 350s during the GM strike, when 455 production halted. The 350 engine also came with a price rebate. The once mighty 455 engine disappeared after the 1976 model year, in favor of smaller, more efficient powerplants.
Great write up – I haven’t seen the movies, but I remember all the 225 ads from the front pages of the 1960/70s National Geographic magazines. I chopped them all out (carefully) and have a clearfile folder full of them all – great for a bit of 1960s-American reminiscing! Y-Job · LeSabre · XP-300 · Wildcat I · Landau Concept · Wildcat II · Wildcat III · Centurion · Lido Concept · Skylark II · XP-75 · Flamingo · La Salle · Century Cruiser · Riviera Silver Arrow I · Riviera Silver Arrow II Concept · Riviera Silver Arrow III · Questor · Wildcat · Lucerne · Park Avenue Essence · Bolero · Sceptre · XP2000 · Signia · Cielo · LaCrosse · Blackhawk · Bengal · Centieme · Velite · Riviera · Invicta Concept · Business Hybrid Concept · Avant Concept · Regal GS Concept The Buick Electra is a full-size luxury car manufactured and marketed by Buick from 1959 to 1990 over six generations — having been named after heiress and sculptor Electra Waggoner Biggs by her brother-in-law Harlow H. Curtice, former president of Buick and later president of General Motors. The Electra was offered in coupe, convertible, sedan, and station wagon body styles over the course of its production — with rear-wheel drive (1959-1984) or front-wheel drive (1985-1990, except station wagon). For its entire production run, it ran on some form of GM's C platform, which it shared with the Oldsmobile 98 and Cadillac DeVille. The Electra was superseded by the Buick Park Avenue in 1991. A new egg-crate grille and taillight trim highlighted the 1972 Electra 225s. The trouble-prone ventilation system used in 1971 was replaced by a new system using vents in the doorjambs instead of the trunk-mounted vents of 1971. Since the 1930s there had always been a Buick that was just a Cadillac by another name. Sure it may not have had the same advancements as Cadillac, but often enough it was nearly as expensive. With one concession: They were normally more conservatively styled (if not equally/more imposing) than an equivalent Cadillac. The perfect way for someone in a more subtle profession to subtly announce the size of their wealth.
So the stroll down memory lane whenever I see this troublemaking tri-shield tempress named Electra is a bit more intense than it would be for most other land barges thanks to Turner Classic Movies.The Electra, along with the Invicta and LeSabre, was redesigned for 1961 with drastically shrunken fins, and was joined with the all-new compact sized Skylark/Special. Electras featured bright rocker panel and wheelhouse moldings. Four VentiPorts per front fender were a hallmark, with identification spelled out on the front fender plaques. Electra 225s had four "hash marks" interrupting behind the wheelhouse of the rear fender. Electra 225 nameplates were found on the front fenders. Electra interiors were trimmed in fabric. Electra 225s were trimmed in Calais cloth or leather trim, except for convertibles which were trimmed in vinyl. An optional Custom interior featured leather trim, while another featured vinyl with contrasting vertical stripes and front bucket seats with a storage consolex and power two-way seat adjustment.
1960 Buick Electra. For 1959, they were renamed the Electra and the Electra 225 respectively. 1961-1964. The Electra, along with the LeSabre, was redesigned for 1961 with drastically shrunken.. Try to keep the pros and cons as short as possible. You can leave a more detailed opinion/motivation in the motivation field at the bottom. Maximum allowed length is 80 characters. All Makes AC AM General Acura Alfa Romeo Allard American Motors Amphicar Armstrong Siddeley Aston Martin Audi Austin Austin-Healey Autobianchi Avanti BMW Bentley Bricklin Bugatti Buick..
The long running Electra name was dropped from Buick's lineup at the end of the 1990 model year. Starting in 1991, "Park Avenue" became a distinct model instead of a trim designation as it had been in the past. Эволюция мотоцикла Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard. Главная. Мотоциклы Way back in the early ’80s, someone in my apartment complex had a lovely 1970 Electra 225 sedan for sale–it might even have been the Limited trim. I admired it then, and sometimes wish I had pursued it, just to be able to have for a while what was a really luxurious car of its time.
For the first time since 1959, Electras didn't have four VentiPorts in 1981. The 1981 model saw very few changes from the 1980 restyle but it got a modified grille and new powertrains. The top-line Electra Park Avenue model continued to show 4 small depressions with stickers in the chrome moulding on its front fenders until they were completely gone in 1985. Production of the rear-wheel drive Electra ceased in April 1984. Technically this was the last year of the rear wheel drive C-body, as it was renamed the D-body and would continue on under the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, and later the 1987–92 Cadillac Brougham and finally the 1993–96 Cadillac Fleetwood. The next large rear wheel drive Buick sedan would be the 1992–96 Roadmaster, sharing the same B-body as the Chevrolet Caprice and GM's last full-size rear wheel drive station wagons. Also new for the 1971 Electra 225, as well as the B-body LeSabre and Centurion, and E-body Riviera, was a new power ventilation system. The system, shared with other GM B-, C- and E-body cars along with the compact Chevrolet Vega, used the heater fan to draw air into the car from the cowl intake, and force it out through vents in the trunk lid or tailgate. In theory, passengers could enjoy fresh air even when the car was moving slowly or stopped, as in heavy traffic. In practice, however, it didn't work. The 1975 Buick Electra 225 Limited was the longest 4-door hardtop car GM ever built. At 233.4 in long, it was even longer than the 1975 Cadillac Deville; its last Fleetwood 4-door hardtop had been in 1964. The model also ushered in a return of the six window configuration that Buick offered between 1959 and 1964. A moderate facelift highlighted the 1967 Electra 225 including a Pontiac/Oldsmobile-like divided split grille. Both base and Custom models were continued with a new "Limited" option package available Electra 225 Custom 4-door hardtop reviving a nameplate that graced Buick's ultra-luxury flagship in the late 1930s (and again in 1958), which included an ultra-luxurious interior trim. Under the hood a new 430 cubic-inch V8 rated at 360 hp (268 kW) with four-barrel carburetor replaced the previous "Nailhead" 401 and 425 V8s. Power front disc brakes were available as a new option along with a stereo 8-track tape player. “I remember seeing the Karmann Ghia as a little girl and thinking this was such a symbol of my parents in the 70s. Yellow, compact, cool and ready to go at any moment, it symbolized their adventures and love. When I was old enough to start thinking about driving, I discussed with my dad if I […]
(Redirected from Buick Electra 225). The Buick Electra is a full-size luxury car manufactured and marketed by Buick from 1959 to 1990 over six generations — having been named after heiress and sculptor Electra Waggoner Biggs by her brother-in-law Harlow H. Curtice.. Find Buick Electra in Canada | Visit Kijiji Classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything! New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in Canada GM downsized all C-body cars in 1977, including the Electra. It lost over 12 inches in length and quite a bit of weight too. The car was totally redesigned, but still offered base 225 and Limited trims, plus a top-line Park Avenue option package, which became available on the coupe. The console option in the Park Avenue was gone, never to return to the rear wheel drive Electra. The downsized model brought increased sales, with 161,627 Electras produced in 1977. Make Acura Alfa Romeo AM General Aston Martin Audi Austin-Healey Bentley BMW Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Daihatsu Dodge Ferrari Fiat FISKER Ford Freightliner GEM Genesis GMC..
..1/2X20 WHEEL For Buick Electra 1964-1986 Enjoy Free Shipping Worldwide! Limited Time Sale Easy Return. Model Name: LN34. Item Length: 0.83inch. Year: 1964-1986. View all specs Szyby do oldtimer / youngtimer buick electra 1963-1964. Buick Electra 4D Sedan 1963-1964. zielona z niebieskim pasem przeciwsłonecznym The Electra 225 nameplate was a nod to the vehicle's overall length of 225 in (5,715 mm), earning it the street name "deuce and a quarter." Elegant, sophisticated and ready for Madison and Park Avenue (wink) at perhaps the universal peak of General Motors styling, it’s almost like night and day between the 1962 and 1963 models. So hard to believe underneath it all, they were just a few refinements away from each other.
You are right that these became more conservative and less special as the 1960s wore on. Still, even the 1969-70 models were very attractive cars.I just observed the FU CK on the hood. How disappointing and unnecessary. And fix that lower front bumper for gosh sakes!
Buick discontinued the Electra nameplate at the end of the 1961 model year, leaving only the Electra 225 starting in 1962. Buick also dropped the Riviera name as a body style designation after the 1962 model year, shifting the Riviera name to Buick's new personal luxury coupe introduced in 1963. The 1965-1966 Buick Electra 225 was the ultimate in Buick models. Introduced to the Buick lineup The razor-edged roofs seen on 1962-1964 Electras were softened a bit, and rear roof pillars wrapped..
Find all of our 1964 Buick Electra Reviews, Videos, FAQs & News in one place. Learn how it drives and what features set the 1964 Buick Electra apart from its rivals 1964 was the year I spent way too much time at the Buick dealership, poring over the beautiful brochure in the comfort of a Riviera or Electra. So the ’64 Electra is really seared in my mind, and I’m thankful that it was that particular year. A gem indeed, but I never could quite decide between the four window and the six window: a great childhood dilemma, and still unresolved.The year 1969 also brought a major restyling to the Electra 225 and other GM B-body and C-body cars with somewhat crisper bodylines than 1965–68 models, but continued with the same chassis and inner body structure introduced with the 1965 model, however the wheelbase was increased one inch to 127 in (3,226 mm). The 1969s were also the first to offer headrests as standard equipment due to a federal safety mandate, and the steering column with ignition switch that also locked the steering wheel with the transmission in "Park", a feature found on all 1969 GM cars one year before it became a federal safety mandate in 1970. Also new was a variable-ratio power steering system combined with revised front suspension tuning called "Accu-Drive." But the 1964 model did play a sinister role, if not in style, on screen with a quartet of veteran Hollywood Battleaxes fighting in one of the greatest Psycho Biddy movies of all time as possibly the most sinister rental car of all time. Fitting for the fact that the Deuce and a Quarter I see most often is this deviant dark 1964 Coupe.
The age of muscle cars most-certainly preceded the Pontiac GTO, and here’s a perfect example, a thunderous Chrysler 300 “letter car” from the legendary series of high-performance luxury machines. The Pick of the Day is a 1961 Chrysler 300G hardtop, a one-year-only special-order model with such rare options as factory air conditioning, according to the […] 64225sportcoupe asked a 1964 Buick Electra Shopping & Pricing question 8 years ago The trim levels for the Electra initially included 300/380/430 (based on engine displacement), Park Avenue, and performance-oriented T-Type. Limited replaced the number designation starting in 1987 and a new top level Park Avenue Ultra was added in 1989. +2. How unnecessary. It just screams “I’m a self-satisfied moron who just happens to own a great car”.On May 26, 1927, the 15 millionth Model T rolled off the assembly line at the Highland Park plant, marking the climax of nearly 20 years of production of the simple car that had such a profound effect on American society, as shown in the 4th and final chapter, “The End of an Era,” of […]
Other than the Riviera, I never really focused on the early and mid ’60s Buicks. I didn’t realize the 1963 adn later Electras were so great looking. GM really had it together then. I also love the ads. A cousin of my father had a big collection of National Geographics, and when I was a kid in the 70s, I used to pour through the ones from the ’60s just to look at the car ads.Great article. BTW, I usually prefer hardtops to sedans, but the 6-window pillared style on these Buicks is much more attractive. News, reviews, and analysis of the electric vehicle market. We provide coverage of the entire sustainable ecosystems and related products The Electra 225 Riviera was the top-line model and it shared its six window hardtop roofline exclusively with Cadillac (which offered it on all of its models). Buick first applied the "Riviera" name to a premium trimmed 2-door Roadmaster hardtop in the middle of the 1949 model year, and thereafter denoted all Buick hardtops Rivieras. Also, from 1950 through 1953, Buick made a premium trimmed, stretched wheelbase sedan, exclusively in the Roadmaster and Super lines, that was called Riviera. But 1959 was the first year that not all Buick hardtops were called Rivieras. A standard 4-window four-door hardtop was also available, as was a 4-door 6-window pillared sedan, along with a stripped chassis of which 144 were built in 1959 and 1960. The two-door convertible was only available as an Electra 225, and the 2-door hardtop as an Electra. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Buick Electra, clandestine, Jayne Mansfield, Super Turbine 400, the mental image of a two-tone steering wheel being dialed by Cousin Miriam’s manicured hands, Liberace or plantation?
I read somewhere that she and Miss Davis started feuding again, Miss Davis won, and Miss Crawford left the picture. I also read that when Cousin Miriam arrives in a taxi at the beginning of the film, that it’s actually Joan Crawford in the backseat. She can barely be seen, so they kept it. Who knows if any of this is true. Sounds good, though. Updated May 6 2020. May 2020. March 2020. February 2020. January 2020. December 2019. United States. Australia. Canada. Germany. Japan. Mexico. United Kingdom. Misc Brochures. Much of the.. Agreed — that is tasteless…far worse than the Sentra ‘SEXE’ models I used to see.
Buick Electra. Cadillac DeVille. Oldsmobile 98 Elektra Events Hall is the ideal venue for all types of live entertainment, exhibitions & conferences But discretion was being rapidly thrown out the window as the 1950s (and Harley Earl’s design career) wound down. If ever there was a year a Cadillac ever felt bashful and demure, it would have been 1958. 227 inches long, slathered in Chrome and $220 more expensive than a base Cadillac, the 1958 Limited seems like a clandestine evening of drinking and doodling by Harley Earl and Liberace. IT Is I, dorian electra, musical genius. Please watch, observe, and stream my debut album Flamboyant out now. Next, please buy tickets to see me on tour.. Within weeks of the 1971 models' debut, however, Buick—and all other GM dealers—received multiple complaints from drivers who complained the ventilation system pulled cold air into the car before the heater could warm up—and could not be shut off. The ventilation system was extensively revised for 1972.
The movie was Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte and the closing scene was quite memorable, co-starring the ’64 Buick, the Louisiana bayou, and a triumphantly be-smirked Bette Davis.I had forgotten all about Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte and the co-starring Buick, but remembered it at once when you brought it up. A very cool car (even if it did not come with air 🙂 )I ended up moving to Florida in 2001 for employment and warm weather. The picture of my 07 Volvo V70 in previous reply appears because I was trying to figure out how to install it next to my name. Sign Up. 1964 buick electra. Nostaljiko Wikipedia covers Joan Crawford dropping out of “Hush, Hush” pretty thoroughly, bjcpdx and Laurence are both right: “Reputedly, Crawford was still incensed by Davis’ attitude on Baby Jane and did not want to be upstaged again, as Davis’ nomination for Best Actress convinced her she had been. Because Crawford had told others that she was feigning illness to get out of the movie entirely, Aldrich was in an even worse position…”
. 1974 was the final year for the Max Trac traction control option. New options for 1974 included radial tires and a "low fuel" warning light came on when the gas tank was down to only four gallons. A new distinctive "Landau" option was available on the Limited coupe that included the now-popular rear side opera windows and rear-quarter vinyl roof. He had it a couple of years before he wrecked it in 1970. He was known for driving a “bit fast”. He had just turned 18 and was going to a construction site. His father was a contractor and he was going there to do something before school. It was about 7am. He was approaching an intersection, Detroit and South St, if you know Toledo, heading west, and the other driver ran the red and my friend was hauling ass. The impact knocked the 225 into a huge tree that had previously, and would in the future, claim several lives and many cars. He wasn’t wearing his seat belt and was ejected. If he had been wearing it, he would have died because the engine was where he had been sitting, I saw pics of the 225 after the wreck and the only thing that allowed you to tell it was a 225 was the back end of the car, about the only intact part of it left. His parents were told he would have a “short lifespan”, probably less than 10 years, but he lived another 42 years and died at 60, just worn out. He never let being a paraplegic get in his way. He did all kinds of stuff that made people say, “How the hell did he do that?” He was kind of famous for his amazingly huge cellphone bills in the early days of cell phones and for his Rottweilers that often rode shotgun with him. He died the same day one of my two dogs died. That week was just horrible, and 2012 was just a shitty year in general for me. 1964 Buick Electra audio and sound system upgrades. Universal-fit products for your 1964 Buick Electra
We offer a large selection of aftermarket 1964 Buick Electra auto parts and more, at discount prices This 1964 Buick Electra 225 Convertible is finished in white over a blue interior, and it is powered by a 401ci Nailhead V8 backed by a S.. 1968 buick electra 225 all original 80,000 miles needs paint and carpet I have all the chrome and seat material. Make: Buick. Model: Electra 225. Mileag One of my all-time favorite superfluous styling touches is the extra fake porthole on the 225, to better differentiate it from the lowly LeSabres driven by the rabble. Of course that’s just jealosy talking; while our family had a smattering of Buicks (ranging from a ’50 fastback through a ’64 Riv, ’65 Wildcat, ’73 LeSabre and ’77 Regal), none were Electras. So we never quite Arrived.Anyone who has seen the movie knows that, ironically, it’s the light colored Deuce and a Quarter that does all the dirty work, and the black Electra that takes a “victorious” Cousin Charlotte away from her plantation at the end of the movie. And for a pretty Buick product placement heavy movie, there’s a 1964 Special Sedan innocently snooping around for some facts. These three Buicks deserve to be included in the pantheon of “acting cars.”
Power windows and a power driver's seat became standard on all Electra models in 1975. Also new to the standard equipment list were radial-ply tires. The 1975 Electra was one of the first GM vehicles to offer an Air Cushion Restraint System or "airbag". . 1959 was the introduction year for the.. A different grille was the only cosmetic change for 1978, but 1979 brought a redesigned, flat front end. It didn't last, and the 1980 Electra went back to its earlier 1977 roots, but with a new grille featuring vertical slats. The 1981 model saw very few changes from the 1980 restyle but it got a modified grille, new powertrains (the Buick 350 V8 was dropped in favor of a standard Buick produced 252 in V6, and an optional Oldsmobile 307 in V8). The 350 in Oldsmobile-produced diesel was still available. For the first time since 1959, Electras didn't have four ventiports in 1981. The top-line Electra Park Avenue model continued to show 4 small depressions with stickers in the chrome moulding on its front fenders until they were completely gone in 1985. Production of the rear-wheel drive Electra ceased in April 1984. This was the last year of the rear wheel drive C-body, as the Cadillac Fleetwood was now on the D platform. The next rear wheel drive Buick of this proportion would be the 1992-1996 Roadmaster, sharing the same platform as the Chevrolet Caprice and Impala SS. 1964 Buick Electra 225 4-Door Pillarless Sedan 425-4 V-8 Power Pack Super Turbine 400 (aut. 3) Standard and Alternative Wheel and Tire Sizes
My parents had a 1971 Electra, navy blue with white top and navy cloth interior, but I remember really loving the Opel GT that was in the same showroom!The Electra Estate station wagon model was an entirely different car that was based upon the 1977 full-size GM station wagon body (revised in 1980). 1990 saw the last of Electra production to make room for the Park Avenue. I always found it interesting that Buick went to vertical tail lights for 1 year in 1964 before returning to the horizontal style that began with the 1961’s and continued until its discontinuation in 1990. And as someone mentioned above, the movie “Dazed & Confused” comes to mind with the ’64 Electra. Great cars.Here is a sad bit of Electra history – the 1966 Electra that Jayne Mansfield died in. Terrible wreck.Having grown up within 20 minutes or so of where “Charlotte” was filmed (Houmas House in Burnside), whenever I watch this movie I’m always on the lookout to see if one of the local Buick dealers (possibly Miller or Daigle?) stuck a badge on the trunk lid of these product placement cars.
Years later, I watched the movie again and realized that I actually once knew the guy who played the deputy who leads Bette Davis away at the end of the film. Had I known that, I probably would’ve bugged him to death with questions about working with all of those screen legends…and get the REAL story behind why Joan Crawford dropped out after working less than a week on this production (some say the humidity didn’t agree with her)… -1964 Buick Electra 225 convertible -65k original miles -445 wildcat 401ci nailhead V8 -new 750 double pumper Holley carb -new 40. 00volt coil -new digital Ignitor series with led rev limiter (no poi 1964 Buick Electra Coupe Recent restoration, all original, 401 Wildcat, 400 transmission (1964 was first year for 400), 15 tires in good condition. Power windows (dr And just about every Electra 225 all the way to the 1977 downsizing kept the same basic proportions. And even the downsized one kept the Crisply pointed rear quarter panels. It became the black suit, or “little black dress” land barge of choice for at least 2 generations of American car shoppers.
Although the overall design remained unchanged from 1985 to 1990, the Electra did undergo some noticeable changes. The first significant change came in 1987 when the Electra lineup lost the four-lamp "quad" headlights used in 1985-86 models in favor of composite one-piece headlights. In 1988 the Electra Park Avenue received what would later go on to become GM's flagship engine, the 3800 V-6. The original 3.8L V-6 was still offered in some Electra models through the 1988 model year and was designated by the VIN code 3, while Electras with the 3800 V-6 were designated by the VIN code C. In 1989 and 1990, GM added a new trim level to the Electra's existing Limited, Park Avenue, and T-Type variants; the Park Avenue Ultra. The Ultra was essentially an upgrade to the Electra Park Avenue line and featured standard leather trim interior, a padded vinyl top, and a variety of otherwise minor changes. The Park Avenue Ultra did not gain much notoriety, however, until the following generation of Park Avenue, where the "Ultra" badge offered significantly more features. Electra's patented Flat Foot Technology® is available on most 16 and 20 models, which ensures proper The Electra Townie® Go! collection features three easy-to-use and fun-to-ride e-bikes with.. I really want to like this Buick. My grandparents had one of these when I was a little boy. Found in beautiful Mount Hope, West Virginia on craigslist, this 1969 Buick Electra 225 two door hardtop is..
Some will argue that the ’64 Buick and Olds have “fins,” but many would call these are “fender blades,” a term and look that lasted a looonng time on higher end American cars. The Chrysler 300 revived them a few years ago, fairly successfully in book. Check out our buick electra selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our accessories shops The '68 Electra 225 received a revised grille and taillight trim along with concealed windshield wipers. Inside, there was a revised instrument panel with a square speedometer and other instruments, plus a new steering wheel. Shoulder seat-belts were standard for both the driver and front passenger. Base and Custom models were still offered, with the Limited trim option available on the Electra 225 Custom hardtop sedan. GM downsized all C-body cars in 1977, including the Electra. It lost over 11 inches (279 mm) in length and quite a bit of weight too. The car was totally redesigned, but still offered base 225 and Limited trims, plus a top-line Park Avenue option package, which became available on the coupe. The console option in the Park Avenue was gone, never to return to the rear wheel drive Electra. The downsized model brought increased sales, with 161,627 Electras produced in 1977. Hardtops were no longer produced; all models now had thick "B" pillars.
I am selling my 1964 Buick Electra 225 2 door 6.6L 401 cu in. motor with a TH400 transmission. This car is a show stopper. Everywhere I go people stop me and admire it Introduced for the 1975 model year, as an option package for the Electra Limited sedan, the Park Avenue, was originally an interior comfort and appearance package, which gave buyers velour, pillow-topped seating, velour headliner, thicker carpet, and an upscale door panel design. The Park Avenue's seats were designed by Flexsteel. This seating design was similar to the Cadillac Sixty Special with the Talisman (1974–1976) option and stayed with Park Avenue through the 1980 model year. The Park Avenue option also offered a full-size center console which eliminated the front, middle passenger space. The center console was eliminated in 1977. 1975 also offered a more luxurious Park Avenue Deluxe, which was sold only in 1975, and included every option available on the Electra (posi-traction, 15" rallye sport wheels, rear automatic leveling, etc.). The Park Avenue Deluxe was an expensive option not popular with buyers; only 37 were built. The Park Avenue would remain as the top-level trim package through 1988. In 1989, the Electra Park Avenue Ultra debuted as the top model. In 1991, the Electra name would be dropped completely and Park Avenue would replace it as the flagship Buick sedan. Back by popular demand, another installment in our series on car companies with unusual names that we found while paging through the nearly 1,800 pages of The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Actually, this is the third in the series. The first installment was on car companies that shared their names with sports. The second […]
We had a ’64 Buick LeSabre wagon in the family that did yeomans work and lasted an incredible, for the era, 120,000 miles before she gave up the ghost. I was about 15 when we finally disposed of the beast, my last memory of it attached to a tow truck like a beached whale. What great steering on that car though, and an indestructable trans. Buick Electra - Portland, Oregon - 1964 - 24,000 miles. Moderate condition, runs and drives. Cars is proud to list this survivor 1964 buick electra 225 convertible. 1959 was the introduction.. The bucket seat option introduced on Electra 225 convertibles in 1959 was now available on Electra coupes and included a center consolette with storage compartment. Standard Electra features included windshield wipers, trip mileage indicator, cigar lighter, dual sunshades, Step-On parking brake, dual horns, a single-key locking system, Twin-Turbine automatic transmission, Foamtex seat cushions, electric clock, trunk light, license plate frames, glovebox light, power steering and power brakes. In addition Electra 225s had back-up lights, a Glare-proof rear view mirror, parking brake signal light, safety buzzer, map light and Super Deluxe wheelcovers as standard equipment. The big-block 455 was gone forever. The base engine was now the Buick 350 with a 4-barrel carburetor until 1979. The Oldsmobile 403 was optional from 1977 to 1979. Oldsmobile's 350 diesel was added to the option list beginning in 1980, along with an Oldsmobile-sourced 307. The Buick 350 was now optional, with the base engine being the Buick 4.1 L V6 for improved fuel economy. In 1981, the then-optional Buick 350 was dropped. That same year, the Electra gained the new THM200-4R automatic transmission, which featured a lock-up torque converter and a 0.67:1 overdrive ratio. With the new transmission, the Electra could be equipped with a numerically higher rear axle ratio for better performance, while offering improved fuel economy with the overdrive range.
Shopping for 1964 Electra Parts. Previous Vehicles: Shop All 1964 Buick Electra Parts BMW. Bugatti. Buick. Cadillac. Chevrolet. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. 57 wallpapers. Buick. 29 The big Buick of 1962 carried four VentiPorts per front fender and featured a rakish sculptured restyle of its 1961 guise. The hardtop coupe and standard hardtop sedan featured a convertible inspired semi-formal roofline, while the Riviera hardtop sedan continued to use six-window pillarless configuration. Electra 225 rear fenders had a group of vertical hashmarks, with Electra 225 spelled out in block letters just above. A full length bright strip crowned the upper body ridge, while the tower rocker molding and wheelhouses were accented with bright trim. Wheelcovers had a gold accent ring. Interiors were of the finest cloth and, on the convertible, leather was used. Standard features included directional signals, full-flow oil filter, dual speed electric windshield washer/wipers, Deluxe steering wheel, cigar lighter, Step-on parking brake, dual armrests, Turbine-Drive transmission, padded dashboard, heater, defroster, glovebox light, back-up lights, power steering, Glare-proof rearview mirror, power brakes, power brake signal light, safety buzzer, courtesy lights, two-way power seats, power windows, Super Deluxe wheelcovers, Safety option group, custom padded cushions, Accessory Group options and custom moldings. Cousin Miriam (initially played by Joan Crawford, but due to “illness,” replaced by Olivia De Havilland) swepts into the Louisiana bayou to plot on her cousin’s fortunes in a 6 Window Electra 225. What better car to sneak under the radar and do all types of malfeasance than the most regal of all land barges?
Relative had a 62 deuce and a quarter – four door hardtop. I think it looked great. Slow as Christmas with the bad transmission though.The first air conditioned car I can recall riding in was a 1966 Electra 225 owned by some family friends. Windows up, cold breezes with a slightly musty smell, this was what luxury felt like. These were very handsome cars.I love the modified hood logo on that next to the last picture. Haven’t seen that one done before. 1961-1964 Buick Electra carpet Heat and Pressure Molded to the original floor pan, made with Top Quality auto carpet materials. Carpet fits Buick Electra 2 Door just like OEM when installed
The husband of that couple had recently been tried and acquitted in court for some fairly serious white-collar crime — embezzlement or similar — while his accomplices all received paid vacations in the stoney lonesome. The barry place. The stripey hole. The judge had let the Electra owner walk free because the judge said he “couldn’t believe he was smart enough to have been part of this crime.”Technical changes for 1975 included the addition of a catalytic converter and electronic ignition to not only meet the stringent 1975 and later emission requirements, but also extended routine maintenance intervals, and improved fuel economy and driveability which was a must in the era immediately following the 1973–74 energy crisis, but also spelled the end of dual exhaust systems and mandated the use of unleaded gasoline as the converter could be rendered useless if contaminated with lead. Axle ratios were also numerically lowered to aid in improving gas mileage. The 455 four-barrel V8, now rated at 205 hp (153 kW), was retained as the standard and only available engine. This sleek 1964 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401 For Sale is equipped with a 401 CID V8 and a Stylish and classy, our Blue 1963 Buick Electra Convertible 401 Nailhead For Sale has a solid 401..
I’ve never seen “Hush, Hush” because my parents took me to see “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” in the theater when I was too young. So repulsive, it so freaked out my innocent little brain, I couldn’t stand to see Joan Crawford or Bette Davis in anything after that. Only in adulthood did I see Bette Davis in her thirties, and appreciated how sharp, powerful and attractive she could be. I still can’t stand Joan Crawford.Only a minor facelift with revised grille and taillight trim marked the 1970 Electra 225. The big news was under the hood, where a new 370 hp (276 kW) 455 cubic-inch V8 replaced the 430 V8 used from 1967 to 1969. This was the final year for the Electra convertible, finned aluminum brake drums and high compression engines. New this year was a concealed radio antenna, which amounted to two wires embedded in the windshield. My first experience with a ’64 Electra was at my cousin Carl’s wedding. As a 6 year-old I can still remember the bride rolling up to the church in her father’s (a Dr. of course) brand new sky-blue ’64 225 hardtop. It was love at first site. I harangued my dad for another 5 years until he traded our ’61 Galaxie for a rootbeer brown ’69 Electra. I LOVED that car. This is that car that I learned how to drive (among other things) in. I can still hear the 430’s growl and the whistling sound when the extra 2 barrels kicked in at 75 mph. He later traded for a new ’75 Electra in sort of a pea green with blue corduroy velvet interior and opera windows. Yuck. It did look good pulling up to the disco though.
Apollo · Centurion · Century · Eight · Electra · Estate Wagon · G-Series · Gran Sport · GSX · Invicta · LeSabre · Limited · Luxus · Rainier · Reatta · Rendezvous · Riviera · Roadmaster · Sail · Skyhawk · Skylark · Somerset · Special · Sport Wagon · Super · Terraza · GNX · Grand National Prior to 1959, the Buick Super, Roadmaster and Limited constituted the upper echelon of Buick's lineup. In 1959, all of Buick's models were renamed, with the Electra taking the place of the Super, and the Electra 225 taking the place of the Roadmaster and Limited models. The roots of the Electra 225 styling ethic can be found in Misterl’s discovery that an extended deck appended to the standard line was good for a healthy mark-up in price and higher per unit profits with moderate tooling investment. First with the ’48-’49 60 Special, continuing with all subsequent iterations of that premium Cadillac, then extended to the O-B Body ’52 Olds 98 and successors, even the A-Body ’54 Pontiac Star Chiefs and successor Bonneville. Buick just jumped on the long fanny bandwagon and made the best of it. They were a great alternative for conservative buyers who just couldn’t let themselves have or be seen in a Cadillac. We apologize, but the domain is not available in your country
Here are the top Buick Electra listings for sale ASAP. Check the carfax, find a low miles Electra, view Electra photos and interior/exterior features. Search by price, view certified pre-owned Electras.. Research all 1964 Buick Electra for sale, pricing, parts, installations, modifications and more at CarDomain. Browse All 1964 Buick Electra. 1,071,536 Total Rides 1964 Buick Electra. Rough condition, but great for parts or for a complete restoration. It might be missing something here or there, but is mostly complete
The sixth generation Electras were initially offered in both 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan body styles but the 2-door coupe versions were eventually discontinued in 1986 (Electra 380) and 1987 (Electra Park Avenue). The 1975 Buick Electra 225 Limited was the longest four-door hardtop car GM ever built, as the Cadillac Sixty Special (which was a bit longer) was unavailable as a hardtop sedan since the mid-sixties. The model also ushered in a return of the six window configuration that Buick offered between 1959 and 1964. Electra is one of my all-time favorite nameplates — from the ’61 I wanted to buy in high school in the 80s (loaded, 6-window, pinkish beige) to the ’70 the family at our church had (gold with the Limited brocade interior which I loved) to the powder blue ’78 Park Avenue that replaced it with incredibly plush velour interior. They’re all great “church parking lot” cars. That’s what I call them anyway!
As I recall, he was offered the job but decided not to take it. My buddy who went along as the third driver ended up buying a 62 Electra later on when he was in the Navy. Apparently we were both impressed with the Buick on that trip. Buick Electra 1964, Standard Volume & Standard Pressure Oil Pump by Melling®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this Engine Oil Pump by Melling features premium quality and will perform.. I think it was that Bette and Agnes Moorehead gave her a really hard time, and when Joan really realized Bette got the scene chewing part (Charlotte being equally as flamboyant as Baby Jane) and would play it to the back row of the theater, she dropped out after 4 days saying she was “ill.” Apparently Aldrich was suspicious and had Crawford trailed by a Private Eye to make sure she was “ill.”At 5,182 lb (2,351 kg) shipping weight, or about 5,400 lb (2,400 kg) curb weight, the three-seat 1974 Estate Wagons are easily the heaviest Buicks ever built, even heavier than the Buick Limited limousines of 1936–42. For years, the Super and the Roadmaster constituted the upper echelon of Buick's lineup. The Limited, even more luxurious than the Roadmaster, returned for 1958. For 1959, the Super was renamed the Electra, the Roadmaster was renamed the Electra 225, and the unsuccessful Limited model was discontinued. The appearance was shared with two other Buick models, the mid-level Invicta and the entry level LeSabre. The Electra 225 nameplate was a nod to the latter car's overall length of over 225 in (5,715 mm), earning it the street name "deuce and a quarter."
Love all the early ’60s “C” bodies, but my most desirable from that era would have to be a ’65 Olds 98 Luxury Sedan. A bargain Fleetwood, in my opinion. Yes – I am a big fan of Deuce-And-A-Quaters!Yes indeed, IMCDb.org is an incredible place to see cars. Here’s the page for this film, and the Buick Special “acting car” Laurence mentioned. Isn’t there an Oscar for “best performance by an automobile”?Like the other GM brands, Buick completely restyled its B-body and C-body cars for 1971. The full-size cars emerged larger and heavier than ever before or after. The new GM full-size bodies, at 64.3" front shoulder room and 63.4" rear shoulder room set a record for interior width that would not be matched by any car until the full-size GM rear-wheel drive models of the early to mid 1990s. The styling featured curved bodysides, long hoods and wide expanses of glass. All Electra 225s were hardtops in the 1971 to 1973 model years, eliminating the previous four-door pillared sedan variant and the convertible. In 1974 Buick adopted GM's pillared coupe body and fitted it with the "Landau" option on the Electra Limited coupe. Optional driver and passenger airbags were also available from 1974 to 1976, but they were unpopular due to their cost.