There’s just something so evocative about an old slab of Detroit iron – the squared-off styling, the miles of metal, the rumble of the V8 engine… and of course, this 1971 Buick Electra 225 has all that and more, and is now listed for sale at Classic Auto Mall.
For those who may be unaware, the Buick Electra was a full-size luxury car produced between 1959 and 1990, with a full six generations coming and going during that time period. This particular example hails from the first model year of the fourth generation, which was produced between 1971 and 1976.
The Buick Electra 225 name comes from the car’s overall length, which measured in 225 inches when it was first introduced. However, by the time the 1971 model year rolled out, the 225 had grown to 226.2 inches (7,745 mm) in overall length.
This thing definitely has that classic early ‘70s styling, with hard creases and long, drawn-out features. Up front is a shiny fascia, with twin headlamps per side, plus the classic waterfall grille and a chrome bumper. The body panels are covered in Tealmist Gray paint, while a black vinyl top sits above. There’s also 15-inch Buick Rallye style wheel covers at all four corners, and slick squared vents running up the fenders.
Inside, there’s cloth upholstery with an interesting diamond-pattern design. The Buick Electra’s blue fabric is complemented by wood trim bits, vinyl bolsters, and even more chrome. There’s also power windows and power mirrors, while the gauges and controls behind the steering wheel are arranged to surround the driver.
Taking a peek under the elongated hood, we find this Buick Electra sports its original 455 cubic-inch V8 engine and a four-barrel carburetor. The V8 breathes through dual exhaust pipes with chrome tips, and turns the rear wheels through a numbers-matching TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.
With just 48,388 miles under its belt, we think this 1971 Buick Electra 225 still has a long way to go. Anyone interested in scooping it up can find it at Classic Auto Mall for $17,900.
Source: Classic Auto Mall