Pick of the Day: 1960 Buick Electra

1960 Buick Electra
1960 Buick Electra

Though not quite a long as its big brother, the Buick Electra stretched out 221.2 inches for the 1960 model year. Only the Electra 225 — which took its name from its length in inches — was longer, and 1960 was the last year these cars would span such distances. In 1961, Buicks were trimmed down, with both versions of the Electra a mere 219 inches in length.

Our Pick of the Day is a 1960 Buick Electra, a four-door hardtop equipped with Buick’s 445 big-block Wildcat V8, according to the seller.

“My granddad bought car new,” the seller says. “Was garaged in Illinois 35 years. I transported to NY and keep in my garage since ’95.”

The advertisement on ClassicCars.com notes that grandfather kept the plastic seat covers on the car, so the seats are “perfect,” although there are no seat belts.

The ad also notes that, “Granddad hit mail box and there is small ding right front fender.”

 

 

 

 

 

The paint is original and looks amazing in the few photos that accompany the ad. There is no photo of the engine compartment, but the ad states that it is original, “no chrome.”

“The car is not restored,” the ad notes. However, the generator, starter, radiator, brakes and tires are new, and the engine “runs well.”

The car, located in Jamesville, New York, has air conditioning, AM radio, power brakes, seats and steering.

The asking price is $19,900 or best offer.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

5 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: 1960 Buick Electra”

  1. The car is fantastic but if all the rubber brake lines,wheel clys are original then it must be replaced along with the tires and a lot of other stuff. it may take 5k to 10 k to make it safe and roadworthy, but he did say best offer……

  2. The engine is not a 445; Buick never produced an engine of that particular cubic inches. The engine in this car is a 401 cubic inch nailhead. The “445” on the air cleaner references the ft. lbs. of torque the 401 engine produces.

  3. Beautiful car. It’s a shame that it’s a four door. Most people like two door coupes. That’s the only thing I can see that may hurt the selling of this Buick at what he is asking for it.

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