1971 Buick Electra 225


#1

Does anyone have any experience with this particular model? When I was growing up, my neighbors had one, and I was fascinated by it. I thought they must be rich. The car then seemed so elegant, and when I did ride in it, it was like a floating cloud. I never see these cars anymore – very few for sale, but lots of 69 and 70 model Electras. Any thoughts on why? on the 71 model itself? Thanks!


#2

You’re in the Classic Situation. The car was equal to a Cadillac. There weren’t too many of those sold when they were at the height of their popularity. If you buy one today, it may need a couple lower ball joints, a center link and some tie-rod ends. Then it will steer nicely. It would be a nice car if you can find a restored one. They get 11 or 12 MPG. They don’t like the gasoline we have today. They used to be OK on 92 octane.