Roadtrip Ready: 1968 Buick Electra 225 Convertible – Sold?

by | Nov 2021 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

January 5, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

As a former owner of a ’68 “Deuce-and-a-Quarter”, any time we come across a 1968 Buick Electra 225 convertible, it automatically gets top priority to be featured. Essentially an understated version of the Cadillac Coupe DeVille, at over nineteen feet long, these General Motors “C” body convertibles put the “Land” in the term Land Yacht. Our latest example is this stunning brown-over buckskin 1968 Buick Electra 225 convertible originally listed in November 2021 on Craigslist in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (Milwaukee) that is believed to be all original save for one repaint completed at some point.

Currently offered at $19,600, comparing that price against the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $16,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $23,100.

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 seatbelts 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 it’s 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 are all there and in working order. Even nicer is the fact that not only did the seller go through all of the suspension and brake components, but he also backed up the condition of the car by taking a long-distance road trip with the car.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This car is all stock, original. It looks like it had one repaint. I bought it out of an estate about 7 years ago from the original owners. I had the transmission flushed and filled with synthetic fluid. The engine also has full synthetic since I’ve owned it. New water pump and alternator. The front end has been completely gone through and aligned by Accurate Auto Alignment. Rear-end was gone through with new bearings, seals, brake cylinders, shoes, drums, and filled with Royal Purple fluid. (Frame and Axle in Butler) Front brakes and cylinders are new. Everything in the car works, except for the clock in the dash. The car is very good driver quality with a few scratches in the paint and wear on the convertible top as shown in the pictures.
I would drive this car anywhere. My brother and I just did a road trip to Myrtle Beach South Carolina in June with no issues. Wait, I had to replace the alternator after the bearings in it started to go bad. Was back on the road in half an hour! Car gets 16 MPG on the highway! I know you would enjoy this car.

 

Please, due to scams, phone calls only. Do not text or email offers. I know that a truly interested party will want to have a conversation. Thanks.

Show or go: what would you do with this 1968 Buick Electra 225 Convertible?  Comment below and let us know!

2 Comments
  1. Michael Gorgia

    Beautiful. I learned how to drive on my Mom’s 68 LeSabre that were the same colors!

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    • Bob Hickling

      My uncle had one just like that and now his daughter has it. I’d love to own one some day. BEAUTIFUL car and rides like a dream!!

      Reply

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