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Make: Buick
Model: Electra
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1959
Mileage: 1,694
VIN: 225
Color: White
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: RED
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Ramsey, New Jersey, United States

1959 Buick Electra Additional Info:

Vehicle Overview

Over its long history, uick often rebelled against its position within Alfred P. Sloan's carefully stratified GM marque hierarchy. Buick's ambitions in this regard were best expressed by the "New-for-1959 Electra 225." The "225" was derived from the 225-inch overall length, he longest of all GM cars during that period. At first glance, ot only was it slightly longer than that year's first-tier Cadillac, ts 401 cubic inch V8 engine was larger in displacement. Additionally, he top echelon Buick model also offered luxury approaching, nd sometimes surpassing, hat of its more "senior GM brethren."

Presented here is perhaps the rarest, ost well equipped and coveted of the vanishing marque. Of the 285,089 Buicks produced in 1959, nly 5,493 were Electra 225 Convertibles (less than 2%). Estimates suggest that far less than 150 of these cars survived, nd of these, o more than a handful (if any) remain that were factory equipped with optional bucket seats and air conditioning. In addition to its eye-popping and timeless color combination, ptions on this unique car include the ultra rare bucket seats, ir conditioning, utomatic heat, onder-Bar radio with foot switch, ear speaker, ower antenna, nd full EZEye (tinted) glass.

After having undergone one of the most rigorous and encyclopedic restorations conceivable, his car was ultimately chosen as the best in class at the Meadow Brook Concourse d'Elegance. In the universe of car shows only Pebble Beach has more name recognition than the ultra-prestigious Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance in Michigan. And in a fortuitous twist of fate, ne of Meadow Brook's featured car groupings was "Fins and Chrome: The Convertibles of 1959," in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the 1959 convertibles. Perhaps no car more elegantly defines the zenith of the tail-fin era than the 1959 Buick Electra 225. PLEASE CALL JAY FOR YOUR BEST. JAY 201 232 4040