1969 Buick Electra 225: Beast Of A Convertible

1969 Buick Electra 225

If you have a yearning for a big convertible, this could be your, uh, project. It’s a 1969 Buick Electra 225 with a numbers matching 430 CID stuck engine. The owner claims that even though it’s in Detroit, the capitol of the rust belt, its solid, “floors, frame, rockers and quarters & trunk floors”. Perhaps that just means there’s more steel than rust? The price seems reasonable, at $5500. Or even better, if you have a 1981 or ’82 Corvette you can’t sell, he’s willing to trade. It would be nice to know more about the rust situation. But can you just imagine cruising along in this beast with the top down? Find this beast here on craigslist. So, who among you is brave enough to resurrect this Buick after 35 years in a barn?


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  1. JW454

    If the two pictures of a clean car is this car… somebody did a LOT of cleaning. It looks great. That would be a deal. As it happens, I have a 430 4V sitting a friend’s barn that’s ready to run. Only problem is no room and no extra money.

  2. Chebby

    These pictures don’t make any sense. 35 years of storage, but in 2013 it was a nice car, but now the engine is seized. When were those other pix with the faded paint and body damage taken? And when was it in the snow?

    Unless maybe the two clean pix are of another car with the same color, to show you the “easy restoration” possible. $5500 my ass.

    You’re better off with the red ’73 convertible.

  3. big tim

    the car has potential, i’m interestested but the $5500 is not a bad # but $5500 is not a deal, everyone wants a deal

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