Friday, May 10, 2019

Full Sized Beast: 1966 Buick Electra 225

I've had some discussions with other DT talking heads about what year was the pinnacle of automotive perfection.  To me the answer is easy -- 1965, the year that you could buy an original Fastback Mustang or a gorgeous C2 Corvette or a 65 Buick Roadmaster unencumbered by smog equipment or safety stuff, but DT's cub reporter Hunsbloger thinks that 1967 was a better year because most cars now had dual circuit brakes, seat belts in both front and rear and four-way flashers -- a minimum he believes for safety on modern roads or track days.  Let's just split the difference and agree that 1966 is the best year and enjoy it with this 1966 Buick Electra 225 offered for $995 in Naples, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

From the seller:
 1966 Buick Electra 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: red 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: sedan 
1966 Buick Electra 225, 4 dr, 455 V-8 automatic, maroon/white interior, 6 way power seat, A/C, tilt, power windows, chrome factory mag wheels, 123K miles, clean title, barn fresh, needs full restoration, has some rust.
Call Scott

See a better looking 65 for the price?


  1. For a thousand dollars, what the hell. Not enough garbage on the floor for my taste though

  2. I do love me some old Buicks, but right off the bat..if its got a 455 in it, its not the original engine. They great care with which the window/seat controls were extracted from the driver's door card makes me wonder how many other things this owner tried to "fix"with similar finesse.
    I see A/C controls and vents, but no under-hood shots.. I'm kinda suspicious of what lurks under that big old monster of a hood. Located in FL I suspect the roof rot under the leading edge of the vinyl roof will be minor compared to all the metal bits in the engine bay.
    When a seller, presnting a car this highly detailed says it needs full restoration and has some rust, I usually multiple comments like that by a factor of at least 2x.

  3. hey im interested in this car do i reach the seller?


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