Smooth Ride: 1968 Buick Electra 225 Project – SOLD?

Aug 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

August 19th Update – we confirmed the listing for this Deuce-and-a-Quarter project car expired.  With no replacement post found on Craigslist, we’re calling this Electra “Sold!”

Throughout the 1960’s, Buick’s Electra 225 (nicknamed the “Deuce and a Quarter”) not only served as the Division’s top-of-the-line car, it was the C-Body brand cousin of the Cadillac Coupe DeVille.  This was the car you bought if you wanted the size and luxury of Cadillac but didn’t want the cache that went with it.  With its overall length of 224.9 inches (18.75 feet) and classic sweep spear character line, we’re huge fans of the third generation Electra 225, especially the two-door convertible such as this project currently listed here on Craigslist in Mooers, New York with an asking price of $5,000.   A check the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Deuce and a Quarter priced $900 below the current #5 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $5,900.  If you are serious about buying this Electra, you can start the conversation by texting the seller at (518) 569-2091.  When you do please remember to mention you saw their car featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

Following a mild redesign for 1967, the ’68 Electra 225 received a revised grille and taillight trim along with concealed windshield wipers. Inside, there was a revised instrument panel with a square speedometer and other instruments, plus a new steering wheel. Shoulder seat-belts were standard for both the driver and front passenger. Base and Custom models were still offered, with the Limited trim option available on the Electra 225 Custom hardtop sedan.  The only available engine was Buick’s 430 cubic inch V8 topped with a four-barrel carburetor.

We came across this commercial for the virtually identical 1967 Electra 225 and can attest these cars have a very smooth ride:

This Electra hit close to home as its very similar to how I found the one I bought in the late 1990s for only $150. What we like about this car is that all of the hard-to-find trim right down to the stainless hub caps and fender skirts is all there.  Even better is how straight and rust free the exterior appears to be.  From personal experience, the fact the car sat in that field for a decade would not have us surprised if some floor work will be needed, however the massive perimeter frame will likely remain solid as long as the frame mounts check out.  If the 430 cubic inch V8 engine is beyond saving, we would have no problem seeing someone do an LS swap on this land yacht to save this Land Yacht.

Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1968 Buick Electra. 2 door coupe convertible. Car has been parked since 2010 however was running before being parked. Will need some TLC but no visible rust on exterior and the interior is in good shape. Message me for more Information at 5oneeight- five6nine- 2zero9one.

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