1976 Buick Electra 225 Limited
The name Electra is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Electra is: Sparkling. The fiery sun. Mythological daughter of Agamemnon. In literature she was a central character in three Greek tragedies.
Hold your hats because here we have an all original 1976 Electra 225 with a mere 16,412 original miles. Spending most of its life in a garage of its one and only owner, it comes with all its original paperwork, is highly optioned, and runs like a Swiss watch. Oh, and also it LOOKS original with barely a mark on it!
Mount Vernon Cream paint in excellent shiny condition shows like it just drove off the dealership floor. Bumpers have their guards at the ready, and cornering lights have been installed. The side panels, straight and true with factory gaps, have coach stripes on them for just a little body bling. Exterior matching side sport mirrors, and a pristine complimentary tan vinyl roof complete with opera windows on either side, covers the hardtop. The filler panels have been replaced, a common issue on cars of this era. This car is definitely large and in charge.
With Buckskin colored velour on the front 60/40 bench, complete with diamond pleats and button tufts (AKA Geneva Cloth) and vinyl smooth bolsters on the bottoms. The same can be said for the rear bench, all in perfectly preserved condition with no fading, or staining. Gold carpet covers the floor surfaces and it appears new. Flanked by the 60/40 is a large comfortable armrest in buckskin vinyl, and this is in the back too. The large doors with some buttoned velour, stainless, and a lower brown carpeted panel, have power windows, power mirrors, power locks, 2-way power seats, climate control with A/C, and a telescoping and tilting steering column. The dash is extremely clean with all the bright colors on the gas consumption gauge, and climate control levers. It is topped with padded vinyl no cracks or marks and fronted with wood veneer like it was just skinned from the tree! A note the trunk it has the carpet option seen in black, and nary a mark on it, like never been used condition…Dy-no-mite!
A lift of the long hood and we are greeted with an original engine bay with the original engine, showing some surface rust, and patina on plastic parts, but very nicely preserved. A great 455ci V8 with a gaggle of wires and hoses, tubes and emissions gadgets attached. A 4-barrel carburetor is atop, and bolted on back is a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. Can you dig it?
Save for the expected surface rust on bare steel parts, the underside is very clean with some rustproofing spray, but otherwise original from the factory, with no structural issues anywhere. To the max baby!
Once in a great while we come upon a car that is too good to be true, but it is true, to the max. This car is absolutely mid 1970's slammin, and that's no Jive talkin. Wired for luxury, all the options it's spiffy. So, are we cool, Man? Come over to Classic Auto Mall and have a look at this all original Detroit Piece of Iron. Catch you on the flip side!
Y-455 CUI V8 4BBL
E-Linden, NJ Assy Plant
133800-Sequential Unit Number
ST 76 4CX39- 1976 Buick Electra Limited 4 DR Hardtop
BDY E 113548-Linden, NJ #113548
TRM 64D AM6 Buckskin Geneva Cloth 60/40 Split Bench W/Armrest
PNT 50L 64T-MT Vernon Cream Paint Buckskin Vinyl Top
06E-5th Week June Build
D68-Dual Remote Mirrors
B84-Body Side Molding
C09-Full Padded Vinyl Top