For Sale: 1964 Buick Electra in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

In the 1960s you bought a Buick because you wanted style to go with your power. Today that spirit has made them a true unique cruiser. And in the case of this 1964 Buick Electra 225 convertible, it's a loaded and powerful drop-top that has been treated like a pampered car for decades.

These full-size Buicks had some of the best designs for the era. The styling is a little more curvaceous than the Olds and Cadillac C-bodies, and the factory-correct Desert Beige paint goes perfect with Buick's premium image. It was even resprayed later in life to make sure it still has a nice gloss and shine to show off the straight body panels. The designers really understood what it took to make a flagship convertible. That meant distinctive front and rear styling with impressive center points. Plus, not only did the bumpers follow this unique design but the side trim artfully connects with these wraparound units and runs along the profile (including the fender skirts) to create one cohesive perimeter. You couldn't see that today if there had not been decades of care that has gone into this drop-top. The background info on this car that we were told was that it was a long-term first owner who gave it the good spot in the garage. While we don't have the full verification on this history, the condition of this car absolutely reaffirms this pampered life. Everything from the iconic portholes to the factory wheel covers shows you that this luxury convertible has been treated with detailed care from day one.

The tan top is a harmonizing color that looks good when it's in place, but when you take it down, the saddle brown interior gives this classic American a European level of color sophistication. This looks like the original factory setup, and so nearly 60 years later, you will find some use and patina. But overall, this one really impresses with its preservation and completeness. Every major piece of original trim is still in place, right down to the Buick crest on the door panels. You'll be impressed with the details, like the matching convertible boot and working AM radio. This was Buick's full-size offering so there's plenty of room for you to share the classic car experience with up to five family and friends. But the focus on a car like this is always on the driver. That's why you have features like a power front seat. With power windows and a power convertible top, you never have to leave the driver's seat when you want to open this one up to the world.

Under the hood you'll find the numbers-matching Wildcat 445 V8 - named after its torque rating. An interesting marketing approach, these engines actually displace 401 cubic inches and were topped by a four-barrel carburetor. Regardless of the name, this powerplant advertised an impressive 325 horsepower. You may spend a little time under the shade tree giving this a full service if you want to fully unleash that power again, but really the treat here is just how honest this original motor looks in the engine bay. And if you do want a weekend cruiser, this Buick is truly set up for it with power steering, power brakes, and a three-speed automatic transmission.

This is a large and powerful cruiser that has a true presence wherever it goes. So when a great classic like this is also so affordable, you know you have to hurry to grab this opportunity. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1964 Buick Electra
  • Listing ID:CC-1539165
  • Price:$32,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Electra
  • Exterior Color:Desert Beige
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:90507
  • Stock Number:6963-CHA
  • VIN:8K1148028

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Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027
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