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1959 Buick Electra 225 Red Convertible 401cu/325hp


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For 1959, the Electra and Electra 225 both used the General Motors C-body shared with the Oldsmobile 98 and all Cadillac, riding on a longer 126.3-inch (3,210 mm) wheelbase than the B-body LeSabre and Invicta, both of which rode on 123 inches (3,100 mm).

The standard and only available engine was the 401 cubic inch Wildcat V8 with four-barrel carburetor, 10.25 to 1 compression ratio and 325 horsepower (242 kW) mated to a two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission, which was also standard equipment along with power steering and power brakes using Buick’s unique 12-inch (300 mm) finned aluminum brake drums. Power windows and seat and leather interiors were standard on the Electra 225 convertible and optional on all other models. Front bucket seats were optional on the convertible.

Electra 225 convertibles were trimmed in leather. Standard Electra features included horizontal Red-line speedometer, two-speed electric windshield wipers, trip mileage indicator, cigar lighter, dual sunshades, Step-On parking brake, dual horns, Twin-Turbine automatic transmission, Foamtex seat cushions, electric clock, trunk light, glovebox light, power steering, power brakes, full wheel covers and dual exhaust. In addition Electra 225s had Super Deluxe wheelcovers and an outside rearview mirror as standard equipment. Padded dashboards were also standard.

The Electra, along with all other 1959 Buicks, featured all new styling shared with other GM divisions that included slanted headlights in front along with a highly chromed square grille somewhat similar to the 1958 Buick and “Delta-Fins” back along with round taillights. Exterior distinction from other Buicks came from extra-wide moldings, with a massive Electra emblem on the front fender extension. The Electra 225 script was found on the front fenders ahead of the wheelhouse. The 4-door models had a lower bright rear fender molding as well.

  • 4 Barrel Carburetor
  • AM Radio
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Dual Horns
  • Dynaflow Automatic Transmission
  • Padded Dash
  • Power Antenna
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Seat
  • Power Steering
  • Power Top
  • Power Windows
  • Wheel Covers
  • White Wall Tires
  • Windshield Washer
Year: 1959
Make: Buick
Model: Electra
Doors: 2
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Grey
Mileage: 25867
Engine: 401 cu. in. V-8
Horsepower: 325
Carburetor: 4 Barrel
Transmission: Dynaflow
Condition: Driver +
Radio: AM
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