401CI WILDCAT V8, ORIGINAL COLOR COMBO, NICE ELECTRA, TRUE 60'S CRUISER
In the 1960s you bought a Buick because you wanted style to go with your power. Today that spirit has made them a true unique cruiser. And in the case of this 1965 Buick Electra 225, with a 401 V8, there might be no more affordable way to get a classy classic with this much power and great upgrades.
These full-size Buicks had some of the best designs for the era. The styling is a little more curvaceous than the Olds and Cadillac C-bodies, and the factory-correct Arctic White paint goes perfect with Buick's premium image. The designers really understood what it took to make a flagship coupe. That meant distinctive front and rear styling with impressive center points. Plus, not only did the bumpers follow this unique design but the side trim artfully connects with these wraparound units and runs along the profile (including the fender skirts) to create one cohesive perimeter. You couldn't see that today if there had not been decades of care that has going into this coupe. You not only see the care in the paint and brightwork, but also in the details, too. Everything from the iconic portholes to the factory wheel covers shows you that this luxury coupe has been treated with respect from day one.
The restored black vinyl interior looks great against the white exterior – that's probably why this Electra was ordered from the factory that way! Every major piece of original trim is still in place, from the chrome on the door panels, to the Buick crest on the dash. This was Buick's full-size offering so there's plenty of room for you to share the classic car experience with up to five family and friends. But for those days you just feel like independent cruising, the fold-down armrest gives you personal luxury. You'll love grabbing the factory two-spoke steering wheel that gives a clear view of those large and bright gauge pods. The original AM/FM radio is still in place for appearance sake, but the tunes now come out of a more modern AM/FM/CD stereo that even has an input for your iPod.
Under the hood you'll find a Wildcat 445 V8 – named after its torque rating. An interesting marketing approach, these engines actually displace 401 cubic inches and were topped by a four-barrel carburetor. Regardless of the name, this powerplant advertised an impressive 325 horsepower. The Wildcat is hooked up to a dual exhaust system, but unlike the brutish muscle cars, this is a sophisticated animal. So the low-end rumble will provide you personal pride without setting off neighborhood car alarms. If you really want to get attention with this monster motor, then just pop the hood and everyone at the car shows will flock to your exceptionally original engine bay. This Buick is truly set up for cruising with power steering, power brakes, and a three-speed automatic transmission.
This is a large and powerful cruiser that has a true presence wherever it goes (and the right features to go anywhere!) So when a great classic like this is also so affordable, you know you have to hurry to grab this opportunity. Call today!!!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Air Conditioning
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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