About this vehicle
The Buick Electra name was introduced in 1959 replacing the Roadmaster as Buick’s premium model. Until the downsizing that stated in the last 1970s, Electra’s were 225 inches long. The Electra offered the same Fisher body and most of the amenities of a Cadillac at a slightly lower price. The Electra offered room for six passengers, a huge trunk, and a smooth ride. Highway cruising speed was 70-80 mph all day long. The Elliott’s car, a two-door hardtop provided the sporty good looks of a top-up convertible combined with the protection of an all-steel top. The car is equipped with power steering, brakes, windows, seat, and radio antenna along with cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, AM/FM radio, and air conditioning.
- Engine: 430 cubic inch V-8, overhead valves, 4-barrel carburetor. (This engine was introduced in 1967 replacing the legendary 401-425 cubic inch Buick “Nailhead” engine.)
- Horsepower: 360
- Transmission: 3-speed “Super Turbine” automatic
- Original Price: $4,700 (estimated)