METICULOUSLY RESTORED EXAMPLE OF BUICK'S TOP MODEL!
FORMERLY PART OF A PRIVATE BUICK AUTOMOBILE COLLECTION
EXCELLENT COLORS INCLUDING WHITE PAINT OVER RED LEATHER W/WHITE TOP
325 HP 401 CI NAILHEAD V-8/TWIN-TURBINE DYNAFLOW AUTOMATIC
FEATURES INCLUDE A/C, AM RADIO, POWER DRIVERS SEAT, TOP AND WINDOWS
EQUIPPED WITH BUCKET FRONT SEATS, POWER BRAKES AND POWER STEERING
FIRST MODEL YEAR FOR THE LONG-WHEEL BASE ELECTRA 225
While Buick had enjoyed decades of success with its model lines arranged along the Super, Century, and Roadmaster, offerings were reorganized for 1959 with the Le Sabre and Invicta nameplates added. The Super was now the Electra and the top-shelf Roadmaster was renamed Electra 225. Built on General Motors C-body chassis, the Electra 225 was so-named after the cars commanding 225-inch overall length. Offered in just three upscale body styles, the Electra 225 was Buicks halo car for 1959. Long and low with an aggressive front end and distinctive tail fins, the Electra 225 remains one of GM design chief Bill Mitchells most unforgettable designs. Along with its GM stablemates, the 1959 Buick Electra 225 marks the height of Jet Age automobile design in America.
This majestic 1959 Buick Electra 225 convertible benefits handsomely from a restoration including a refinish in White over red leather upholstery, complemented by a power-operated White convertible top and tasteful, highly attractive brightwork. Bucket seats provide a sporty touch, with the drivers seat featuring power adjustment. Interestingly, this Electra 225 convertible was delivered new from the factory with a dash intended for optional air-conditioning; however, the actual air-conditioning system was installed after dealer delivery. Options and amenities include power-assisted brakes and steering, power seats, the power top and power windows, plus a radio and rear-seat speaker. Power is delivered by Buicks famed 401 CI, 325 HP Wildcat 445 V-8 engine, named in recognition of its 445 pounds-feet of peak torque, matched with a smooth Twin-Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission. Lap belts, a mounted spare tire, roadside jack and boot cover round out this classic Buick.
This Electra 225 convertible is one of just 5,493 produced for 1959, representing less than 2 per cent of total Buick production for that model year. Fully restored and handsome throughout with limited mileage since completion, it is freshly sorted and detailed by The Last Detail and will certainly continue to draw admirers everywhere it appears. Find out more by contacting us to see it for yourself today!