Hilton Head

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
31 October 2015
Lot 153

1960 Buick Electra 225

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$93,500 USD | Sold

United States | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Identification No.
8G1049515
  • 401-cid, 325-hp Wildcat 445 V-8 engine
  • Turbine Drive automatic transmission
  • Fresh body-off restoration
  • Comprehensively restored
  • Bucket seats
  • Less than 7,000 similar cars built in 1960
  • Most dramatically tailored Buick of this era
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Some consider this to be the most dramatically tailored Buick of this era with its highly stylized lines. The beautiful design is aided by ample power in the form of its 401-cid, 325-hp Wildcat 445 V-8 engine. The 445 refers to the cars impressive torque rating. The transmission is a Turbine Drive automatic, as was by then expected of a luxury touring convertible. Buick advertised their latest comfort feature that allowed the operator to read all instrumentation housed in the Mirrormagic panel through the adjustment of a well-plced tilted mirror. You get the proper viewing angle with any glare or reflection.

Fresh from a four year body-off restoration to very high standards, the Electra has many new parts, including, but not limited to weather stripping throughout the entire car, air conditioning, fuel and brake lines, radial tires, fresh paint and N.O.S. interior. The process employed the use of 110 different N.O.S. parts. The engine and transmission were also rebuilt during this comprehensive procedure.

This Electra 225 is finished in Pearl Fawn and has a dark brown soft-top with a two-tone interior that is superbly presented in similar tones. It comes further equipped with many luxury standards and options that include factory bucket seats, air conditioning, windshield washer and two-speed wipers, numerous lighting conveniences, dual mirrors, radio with rear speaker, factory Super Deluxe wheel covers; power top, windows, steering and aluminum finned drum brakes. Distinctive brightwork and trim details are blended seamlessly into this timeless design. This model year also marked the return of the popular “VentiPorts” on the front fender surface. Records indicate that less than 7,000 similar cars were built in 1960 and far fewer have survived.