1969 Buick Electra 225
1969 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, former president of Buick and later president of General Motors.
For consignment a 1969 version of the Buick Electra. This car has a consigner stated 4,157 original miles however the title is marked exempt due to age. Overall paint is a bit rough with cracking, crazing, and some rust forming in various places throughout. The interior is a throwback with the fabric and color, and it is powered by a 430ci 4-barrel V8 which is original to the car. Often called the deuce and a quarter, aptly named from the overall length of this big piece of Detroit Iron of 225 inches, just like the Cadillacs of the era.
Leading the way in a big way, is the large full grille bumper which wraps the corners of the quarters and houses the dual square bezeled headlights on either side of an egg crate grille. Taking its cue from the front bumper some side trimmings start with a running light in front then rising upward to form a trim spear that runs the entire length of the car. It ascends above the wheel well, then slowly descends through the rear fender skirts, culminating at the rear bumper. The Buick front quarter vents are evident and are gracing either side in a series of 4 horizontal rectangular shapes. Some stainless trimmings are also seen on the rockers on both sides. Straight body panels bathed in Silver Mist Poly show some crazing and cracking of the paint throughout this car. Also seen are some beginnings of rust where paint has chipped off and also where trimmings meet the steel. On top is a black vinyl top in good condition and this leads us to the massive trunk deck which culminates in a fully stretched across gridded taillight with another large bumper below. Badging is all on and correct and standard wheel coverings with a Buick badge in the center all wrapped in Hankook thin white radials all around.
For the interior door panels, we see some blue vinyl uppers with some flourish embroidery around the pull strap. An aluminum panel hovers above the molded vinyl armrest which also houses the power window, power locks and power seat adjustments. Some wear is seen on this armrest where the covering has worn off. Moving inside to the seats which are covered in a blue broadcloth Damask pattern in tuck and roll form. Bolsters and backs are a smooth darker blue vinyl and headrests make an appearance in this model. The original dash is upfront and utilizes the square and rectangle design for the instruments and delineations of the panels that house all the controls. Dark blue carpeting floods the floors and shows some wear and slight staining. In back a large bench stretches across and offers up plenty of legroom for the rear seated passengers. A gray headliner is tight and above all this broadcloth excitement below.
Within the unrestored original engine bay sits a 430ci V8 topped by a 4-barrel carburetor. On the back is the TH400 3-speed automatic and the rear axle for this car is a 10-bolt, 2.78 ratio. Some corrosion and dirt are seen throughout the engine bay, and surface rust coats the underside of the hood.
Up on the lift we experience heavy surface rust on the frame and around the edges of the floorpans. A light coating of rustproofing is noted on the floor pans, but structural integrity is maintained. Finned drum brakes are all around, and independent coil springs and 4 link with coil springs provide the smooth ride.
All working, and all ready to go you may want to do some cosmetic work to the exterior, but this car runs like a champ. Nice power from the 4-barrel carb through the 430 cubes, smooth automatic shifting, and bias free panic stopping. This large car wheels around effortlessly with the power steering, and offers up plenty of legroom for all inside, front or rear.
A consigner stated low mileage car in need of some exterior TLC, but mechanically sound and all power conveniences in working order. Silver with a clean black vinyl top, 4 doors and a snappy late 1960's interior covering. Definitely large and in charge!
84-Electra 225 Custom
69-4 Door Sedan
H-Flint, MI Assy Plant
307057-Sequential Unit Number
ST 69 48469-1969 Electra 225 Custom 4 Door Sedan
BDY FL1 252172-Flint Body #
TR 621-Blue Cloth & Vinyl
PNT 69B-Silver Mist Poly, Black Top
04D-4th Week April Build
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