Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

November 10th Update: We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this car expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

August 10th Update:  The private seller of this gorgeous 1967 Buick Electra 225 found his car featured here over the weekend and commented below.  His Deuce-And-A-Quarter is still available with the revised asking price of $26,575.  We agree with his assessment you can’t restore a similar example for his asking price.  Good luck with the purchase!

June 17th Update:  Okay, pick a number.  One more month has gone, apparently no takers at $31,750, so now we see a brand new post from this past weekend with the price lowered to $28,275 and the seller now indicates he is open to realistic offers, so we would start at $24,000 and see where you land with this wonderful yacht.

May 14th Update:  well, just when you think you’ve seen it all, you learn you haven’t.  When seeing this beautiful and rare 1967 Buick Electra 225 listed on Craigslist, we realized we originally featured this stunning car last November 13th when the current caretaker listed his Deuce-And-A-Quarter drop-top for $26,700 or best reasonable offer.  Fast forward six months and we find the same seller now asking $31,750 despite the fact no only are we in midst of a global pandemic the values of these great cars have declined slightly.  We’ve updated the links below as well as the references to the prices then and now.  Good luck with the purchase and if you buy it our offer listed below still stands!

Re-posted since we first featured this beautifully big Buick on Craigslist in Farmingville, New York is this 62K original mile, silver over red vinyl, 1967 Buick Electra 225 convertible the second owner is now asking $31,750 (versus $26,700 last fall) or reasonable offer for.  Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide indicates its currently priced between the current #1 “Concours” appraisal of $39,200 and the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $24,400 (last fall Hagerty’s estimates were $40,200 and $25,400.

As a prior owner of a ’68 225 convertible, albeit nowhere near the shape this example is in, I can attest these are truly land yachts as the two doors share the larger “C’ body common parts with the Oldsmobile 98 and Cadillac DeVille. Produced from 1965 through 1969, for 1967 these Coke bottle inspired two doors received a moderate facelift highlighted including a split grille and bumper-mounted tail lights. Under the hood Buick’s new 430 cubic-inch V8 rated at 360 hp equipped with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor replaced the previous “Nailhead” 401 and 425 V8s.  If you’re looking for an original unmolested late sixties Buick land yacht, I doubt you’ll do much better than the example presented here.  This car also makes a compelling candidate for the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) “Preservation Full, Original Features” class if you’re interested in showing the car. If you buy it, we’ll give you some fee Guys With Rides merch if you give us a ride in your “new” Deuce-and-a-Quarter!  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the private seller’s new description of their Buick and immediately following is their listing from last fall:

1967 Buick Electra 225 Custom Convertible

430 V8, ST-400 Auto, A/C, P/S, P/B, P/Windows, P/Seat, P/Top, P/Antenna, Speed Minder, Seatbelts, Rear Seat Speaker, Genuine Wood Trim.

Rebuilt Engine, Rebuilt Front End, Springs and Shocks All Around. New Cooling System, Hoses and Belts, Wheel Cylinders and Shoes, Tires and Alignment, Dual Exhaust, Electronic Ignition Conversion, Cap Rotor Wires and Plugs. Upgraded Sway Bar, A/C Converted to R134. Engine rebuilt with performance, cooling and oiling upgrades. Runs and Drives Better Than New.

Top is Original and in Excellent Shape. Interior is Original and Nearly Mint. This car was always a summer toy for its 2 elderly previous owners. Never driven in snow or beaten on and it’s self evident. Believed to be 62,000 original miles.

Now is the time to grab the luxury drop top cruiser you’ve always dreamed of.
This was the Buick Flagship of 1967, their most expensive model. Extremely rare color combination seldom seen before the late 1970’s and almost unheard of on a 1960’s GM Luxury Car.

To date, after extensive research no other 1967 Electra 225 has been found in this particular color combination however 1 wildcat and 2 skylarks were found. A trophy winner, this car is a crowd favorite and draws attention wherever it is, at a car show or on the road.

Asking Price of $31,750

If no answer please leave a message and I’ll get back to you.

No Emails Please, They Are Deleted Unread. Thank You”

And now from last fall:

“1967 Buick Electra 225 Custom Convertible.

Nicely equipped with 430 V8, Auto, A/C, P/S, P/B, P/W, P/Seat, P/Antenna, P/Top, everything works.

Completely original interior including seats, dash, door panels even the carpeting. The convertible top is factory original with glass back window and works perfectly. Matching factory top boot is included and in excellent condition.

Never a daily driver, this car has always been a pampered summer weekend toy for the 2 elderly gentleman previous owners. Garaged in climate-controlled comfort for 35 years and it shows in it’s well-preserved condition.

This is an extremely rare color combination for a GM car of this era.

Front end rebuilt, sway bar upgraded, new rear springs and shocks, new Cooper radial tires with OE style 1″ whitewalls. New wheel cylinders and shoes. Original engine rebuilt to stock+ specs and runs like new. New cooling system. New dual exhaust with polished stainless tips. Too many new parts to list them all. Transmission serviced and works perfectly. A/C converted to r134. Original mileage believed to be just over 62,000.

This is a preservation of an excellent condition original car, not a restoration. All replaced OE parts have been retained and come with the car. I have tried my best to maintain the car’s originality because It’s So Original. NOS and OE items were obtained when possible and practical.

This car is sorted out and turn-key, needs nothing. Recent health issue forces sale of my drop top land yacht. It’s a full size luxury classic that draws attention wherever it goes and even on the way there.

Many original parts and some extras come with the car, there are other items available at extra cost.

Asking $26,700 Price is negotiable.”

Do you have any stories about a Buick Electra 225?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

    What a car.
    I’m so accustomed to seeing the usual Continentals, Coupe Devilles & such, that this one is a unique treat. I think I know many cars, until every once in a while I have a blind spot, this was one: I’ve heard “Electra” but not familiar with it at all. I have always been a big fan of the late 60s Skylark with the long, downward swooping side-line. But, the Skylark didn’t get that signature until 1968. It appears that Buick brought that from this model. Nice find.

    • Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

      I am the owner and caretaker of the aforementioned land yacht. When the car was for sale at 22k there was much less invested in it than now. BTW the car was up for sale months before the pandemic struck. The pricing has been representative of the condition, rareaty and investment into this seldom seen beauty. You couldn’t buy and restore one of these for even close to what I’m asking for this one and it has working a/c most don’t even have it at all.
      I currently have the car listed at $26,575.
      I have been using it quite a bit this summer so the mileage is over 63,000 now but it’s only serving to break in the engine better.
      Feel free to call or text at the listed number if interested. Thank You, Bill.

      • Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

        Well here I am again the now former owner of the above mentioned Electra. The car sold for $25k in November. I’m happy and so is the new owner.
        I’d just like to say to all the self important fools who felt the need to comment on the price I was asking, Haha. I got the price on the car I wanted and you still have nothing. Next time you see something that interests you either reach down to the bottom of your pockets and pony up or keep your cheap unrealistic offers to yourself. No matter how much you whine your not going to get it for Your price especially if it’s not even close to the asking price.

        Thanks for having me and highlighting my car. Bill

        • Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

          Bill, congratulations on finally selling your beautiful, excellent condition Electra for a market-appropriate $25,000 one year after we first featured in November 2019 when you had it listed for $26,575. Then in May you raised the price to $31,750, lowered it again in June to $28,275, then in August lowered it back down again to $26,575. Sorry, but from our perspective, all of these asking prices you vacillated between were the prices you wanted, not the $25,000. If $25,000 was the number you wanted from the start (and that would have been very market-appropriate from the pictures and details provided) then the lesson here is you should have marked your listings as $25,000 FIRM. While we agree it’s bad form for some enthusiasts to try and offer ridiculous low ball offers (that’s the primary reason we rank the pricing relative to the readily-available price guides) that’s hardly a reason for you to justify calling our readers “Self Important Fools.” We’re trying to build a community of like-minded collector car enthusiasts whom we encourage to comment on each vehicle we post in a respectful manner. If you have specific examples and contact information of enthusiasts who saw your car on our site and attempted to offer you low-ball numbers, then please feel free to provide that information to us so that we can coach them on our expectations. Our hunch though is that any of said “cheap unrealistic offers” came from people who saw your car listed elsewhere.

          Congrats to the new caretaker of that gorgeous Deuce-and-a-Quarter!

        • Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

          Thanks,I’m the “Fool” Bill is speaking about. I fell in Love at 1st site and ponied up for it.It is what I Wanted & you had it. I am very pleased with the Vehicle and Enjoying it.Again, Thanks!!

  2. Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

    I saw this car back in November 2019 on Craigslist with an asking price of $22,500. I was VERY interested but the owner was away. On his return he informed me (on the urging of his family) he decided not to sell the car. He recently texted me to tell me the car was on the market again and it will definitely sell this time. Unfortunately a lot transpired from November to May so I’m not prepared to make a move now. I did much research and found that Buick did not recommend the red interior with a silver exterior.

    • Pick a Number: 1967 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

      I had a 1968 many years ago that I worked on restoring but life ended up getting in the way. This looks like a great example, so keep trying Mike!


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