Buick Electra 225 (1964)

The Electra 225 was a full-size vehicle that came in five different body styles including a two-door sport coupe, sedan, and a convertible. Nearly 70,000 Electra 225 models were produced for 1964. The front fenders had four traditional ventiports. It had a heavy die-cast grille, wide full-length lower body moldings, and deck cove inserts. On the rear fenders were “Electra 225” lettering along with full wheel covers. This stunning example of a mid-sixties, sporty, open-air luxury cruiser was affectionately known amongst its legion of admirers as a “Deuce and a Quarter”.

The Electra, along with the LeSabre, was redesigned back in 1961 with drastically shrunken fins. Buick discontinued the Electra nameplate at the end of the 1961 model year, leaving only the Electra 225 starting in 1962. The Electras were powered by Buick’s 401 cid (6.6 L) V8 from 1959 until 1966. An available 425 cid version of the same engine was available from 1964 to 1966. Automatic transmissions were always a standard option. Beginning in 1964, the Electra models were equipped with the Super Turbine 400/THM 400 transmissions. Along with a powerful engine, the Electra came with a wide variety of standard equipment including power steering, power brakes, two-speed electric wipers with windshield washers, two-way power seat, power windows for the convertible, courtesy lights, and a safety buzzer.

Engine: optional 425CID, OHV, V8, cast iron block 360HP, 1×4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, Bore/Stroke: 4.312×3.64, Comp. ratio: 10.25:1

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