Any of you remember that massive luxo-barge your grandparents used to have? The one with the doors so heavy, if you didn’t have your foot in the car when it was slammed, it might turn you into an elementary school pegleg? You will soon be able to relive all of those childhood memories, as this cleaner-than-your-grandmother’s-Sunday-go-to-meeting-dress 1973 Buick Electra Limited is heading to the auction block in Florida.
This green machine is nearly spotless. Resplendent in what appears to be Willow Green, it looks to have always been kept in rust-free climes, stored indoors, cleaned and loved. With scarcely forty-two thousand miles on the clock from new, this example has averaged fewer than twelve hundred miles per year. Chrome bumpers and stainless trim are brilliant. The paint finish is as shiny as the day it rolled off the assembly line. Glass and weatherstrip are both in fine fettle. The wire wheel covers are still shiny, with no signs of corrosion noted.
The interior of this Buick Electra Limited is in startlingly good condition. The seats all appear to have had grandma’s clear vinyl covers removed yesterday, with no signs of wear or stains anywhere on the green patterned fabric. The carpets are plush and clean, with factory Buick rubber mats protecting them. The dash is free from cracking. An HC Hormosa radio by Retro Sound with 4 new speakers has been fitted. The Buick Electra comes equipped with power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and cruise control. Everything here looks showroom fresh.
Beneath the hood of the Buick Electra Limited is the 455 cubic-inch big block. The engine bay is clean and appears to be as original as the rest of the car. This is Buick Electra is ready for comfort cruising or long distance travel in style, with room for six and all the luggage you can muster.
This one-owner Buick Electra Limited comes with the original owner’s manual, promotional literature, new car documentations, and service manuals. It is headed to the auction block at Mecum Auctions upcoming Orlando sale taking place this July 28th through the 31st.