75K Miles: 1984 Buick Electra Park Avenue

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Before buying my 1978 Thunderbird two years ago, I was on the search for a Buick Park Avenue from the era of 1980 to 1984. I preferred a two-door model, and they were hard to find. I found one but the guy would never call me back. The other one was overpriced for the condition. Now that I don’t have room for it, what do you think I find? Oh well, maybe someone else will have an interest in it. Here is a 1984 Buick Electra Park Avenue 2 door coupe for sale here on Craigslist in Landrum, South Carolina.

This is a solid rust free Southern car. It was previously owned by a car collector that kept it inside. That sort of tells me it’s no longer stored inside, what a shame. It has a newer set of tires. The vinyl landau top is in good condition with no splits or tears. As often seen on General Motors cars of this era, it needs bumper fillers front and rear. I think this car could benefit from tossing out the wire wheel covers and get a set of Buick road wheels mounted to white wall tires.

The interior is in good condition, with no tears in the seats. The seats are 50/50 split design covered in gray velour with power seat adjustments for the driver and front passenger. The dash also appears to be in good condition. There is some trim missing below the rear left window. It appears to have a new headliner. Woodtone accents cover the tops of the doors, the armrest, and instrument panel.

The engine is a 307 cubic inch (5.0 liter) V-8. It currently has a fuel problem. It will start and idle but dies when you give it any gas. The seller believes it is probably gummed up from sitting for a while. It’s possible it has a battery issue as well since in the pictures the jumper cables are hooked to the battery. The former owner accumulated a lot of spare parts. They are in the trunk and include 3 tail lights, various trim, electrical parts, and several oil filters. There is also a set of dealer shop manuals. All of this goes with the car. The car has a reasonably low 75,000 miles. The seller is asking $3,000. There were only 4,075 of the 1984 Electra 2 door coupes made, and that included both base and Park Avenue models. Are you in the market for one of the last rear wheel drive Electras, a 1984 Buick Park Avenue?

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  1. TimS

    Cue the “Maybe $300 winter beater” and “Buick died after 1971” comments.

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  2. r s

    I think it’s a pretty cool cruiser, myself.

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  3. Gary

    I too own one of these, its white too, mine has a red interior, needs a headliner, needs bumper fillers as well. mine is solid underneath, needs the inner rear bumper replaced. I rescued mine in Mass. where it was on the estate of a family friend who used to buy Buicks new through the 70s and 80s, then when he retired in the late 90s he started restoring all his Buicks one by one from oldest to newest, between his home in Mass and his other in Florida. When he passed his family had NO interest in the old Park Avenue which by then he had rebuilt the 307, added new suspension, oil pan exhaust manifolds, rebuilt trans, new gas tank, etc etc etc. BUT they did NOT rebuild the carburetor, and mine also runs like crap. I drove from Maine to Mass with a 4cyl pickup and towed that behemoth back to Maine for cheap the DAY before it was slated to be hauled to a scrap yard. Any one new part on the car is worth what I paid for it. I too had to replace the alternator on mine. I am looking for parts or access to parts cars for mine, unless somebody really wants to take mine off my hands….

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    • Ronnie jordan

      I will take it call me 407-474-9885

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      • Charlotte

        I’m looking for an interior piece to my 1984 Buick can ANYONE point me in the right direction. It’s the plastic piece and 4 screws that go on each door on the sides of the strap please help. Im in Louisiana. Csantos817@gmail.com

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  4. ACZ

    This is a sweetheart. The 5.0L will never light the tires, but a properly tweeked 403 could change that. One of the best highway cars ever.

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  5. CCFisher

    I want to buy it just to free it from those ridiculous white-letter tires

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  6. mpower

    Fighting the urge to buy this!!! It’s right in my neck of the woods so the urge is real!

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    • Gary Fogg

      Doooooooo eeeeeeeeet !!!

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  7. Jasper

    Those white letter tires would look awesome if this had some Buick road wheels. I’d be sorely tempted to add a few subtle T-type touches if it were mine.

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  8. RK

    Try changing the fuel filter. My ’87 Olds Cutlass 307 would do that. Start, drive fine but when warm, bogged. A friends ’82 Olds 98 with the same motor was doing the same thing. I discovered it was…..simply the fuel filter.

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  9. sam

    My parents bought one of these new, but a 4 door and wouldn’t you know that I had to take my drivers test in it? The parallel parking part was the biggest concern for me because of the length of the car, but I passed. It was a great car to cruise around town in with friends or go on a date. My grandfather had the Electra version and my Grandmother the Lesabre. The Electra must have had a different / smaller motor as it wouldn’t go nearly as fast.

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  10. Desmond Brown

    Very interested if it’s still for sale

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  11. Jarick Young

    I bought it!!!!! It drives like a dream

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    • ACZ

      Congrat’s! That’s a real sweetheart.

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    • Kenneth Bournes

      Hello Jarick please let me know if you ever want to sell this vehicle I always wanted one when I was in the military. I could not afford it as a private now that I am older it takes me back. I really enjoy driving my wife and me around in this car. Please text me at (206) 853-5603, thank you and enjoy the ride.

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  12. Spanky

    I prefer the 350 4bbl had a 80 4dr blue on blue with a baby blue top even had the moonroof damp underground by previous owner rusted it badly.

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