Long, powerful, and distinctly styled, this 1969 Buick Electra 225 Custom has been nicely preserved and given all the right investments to continue feeling like a time capsule. So when you want your classic motoring experience to truly transport you to a different era, read on...
The 1960s belonged to Buick, and they closed out the decade with their top-dog sedan in a big way. There's just something about how the sharply creased fenders beautifully incorporate the bright chrome bumpers in the design to give this an authoritative presence. This combines with the sheetmetal crease that gracefully wraps around the front wheel well and then leaves a sporty streak down the profile. Buick truly had style. Rallye wheels, fender skirts, and a crisp vinyl roof add to this elegance. Plus, it's all wrapped in a more recent application of the factory-correct Champagne Mist. So this well-respected sheetmetal really loves to show off the long and crisp design with distinction.
When you open the door, the first thing you'll notice is how the plastic covering has truly protected the cloth seats like a time capsule. The dash, sun visors, headliner, door panels, and carpeting all have an amazing level of preservation, and it all appears to be factory. So you really get to see how the full champagne interior coordinates with the exterior to deliver an awesome upscale total package. And we understand why a large sedan like this would be so well-kept. The Electra 225 Custom series was one Buick's most expensive lines in 1969. So when you paid big money, you expected a luxury interior like this. This full-size sedan has plenty of room for family and friends, but the driver will always remain king. That's why you have a fold-down armrest for individual comfort, and the seat power adjusts to your position. The factory steering wheel gives you a clear view to the full gauge panel. Plus, the instrument cluster is built around you with everything in easy reach from power windows to the AM/FM stereo that spells B-U-I-C-K in the presets. And the factory air conditioning has been converted to modern R134a, so this time capsule cruiser continues to be comfortable in modern times.
This premium Buick retains its correct-style 430 cubic-inch V8, and all the major pieces are believed to remain original. It's a great displacement to have, because it was only produced for a few years. The big V8 looks great with Buick's red block paint and matching valve covers radiating power from within the dark engine bay. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, this motor knew how to keep this premium sedan running in the sophisticated crowd. And today it retains that legacy with a strong-running setup that fires up with the kind of eagerness that really tells you this was a respected and maintained classic. Add in a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and Buick's legendary ride, and you've got the ideal all-day cruiser.
Something this special also comes with the original window sticker and owner's manual. This Electra 225 Custom is a vintage and premium treat at an obtainable price, call today!