Posts Tagged ‘electra’

Deuce and a Quarter – 1962 Buick Electra 225

February 9, 2016

Buick’s full size sedan from 1959 to 1990, the Electra opens up doors to some interesting naming practices in the company’s history. Electra was named for one-time president Harlow Curtice’s sister, 225 referred to the car’s length in inches, and the Wildcat 445 designation referred to the mammoth amount of gross-measure torque put out by the 401ci Nailhead V8. 1962 seems to have been the final year for Buick’s version of the GM bubble-top sedan with its trademark dog-leg A-pillar, and as such, some outrageous details like the gigantic tail fins and elaborate use of chrome were toned down, though far from finished. Let’s check out this 1962 Buick Electra 225 for sale for $3900 in Portland, OR.

1962 Buick Electra 225 left front



Big as Whales – 1972 Mercury Monterey and 1973 Buick Electra Coupe

September 3, 2014

It’s interesting to see how if you look beyond the popular models from Chevrolet and Buick, as we did with yesterday’s Dodge, you can find some interesting, very well-preserved American classics for really short money. Apply the usual caveats about pictures hiding the truth you could find in a real inspection, especially on humid-state cars, but a little bit of looking around yields some really nice grandpa cars that would probably make great companions for an interstate drive from their home to yours. The first example of this is this 1972 Mercury Monterey for sale for $1999 (payable in 3 EASY monthly installments) in Atlanta, GA.

1972 Mercury Monterey right front