For Sale: 1984 Buick Electra in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Always Buick's top-of-the-line, the Electra was downsized a bit in '80s but that doesn't mean it lost any of its style. In fact, looking at this very well preserved and highly maintained 1984 Buick Electra Park Avenue sedan, there's an argument to be made that the big Buick learned a few new moves in the entertainment department, because this is such a fun car to drive. With only 51,279 actual miles, and loads of Buick luxury and style, this descendant of the 'Deuce and a Quarter' carries that distinguished name with pride.

"Downsizing" isn't quite the right word for the redesigned Buicks of the late 1970s and early 1980s, because this is still a VERY big car. Especially in 4-door sedan form, where the Electra was one of the biggest machines on the road yet lost none of its luxury car presence. The squared-off bodywork was very much in fashion at the time and it has held up quite well over the last 40 years because it's still quite attractive. From what we can tell, it was likely repainted some years ago and shows some very minor age and maybe a couple touch-ups, but at this price, perfection isn't really part of the equation. On the other hand, you're getting a car that doesn't have issues and can be used immediately; in fact, you'll probably find a lot of people remember these cars fondly and you'll quickly become the center of attention. The Gray Metallic paint certainly looks appropriate on a Buick and the contrasting padded half roof adds a touch of elegance and class to this grown-up sedan. Nice chrome, the requisite four "portholes" in the front fenders, and full-width taillights remind us that this is 100% Buick, and that's exactly why we love it.

Step inside and marvel at the beautiful cabin that awaits, because the light gray leather interior that lines it shows none of the typical fading that plagued GM upholstery of the period, but rather a luxurious, comfortable and intact presentation that would make Iceberg Slim blush. The big split-bench up front is supple and a great place in which to spend some time, although it shows very little evidence of carrying anyone at all, other than a couple of small tears and stitches splitting. Same goes for the clean rear seat, the matching door panels, and the plush carpets below, all of which are protected with color-matched vinyl mats. Leather is tough to maintain in the hot sun (further proof that this beauty has always been garaged), so the fact that everything is still bright is a great sign of this car's treatment throughout the years. Beautiful woodgrain accents are found throughout the cabin and add a big dose of sophisticated luxury, with mostly unblemished pieces found on the nice dash, door panels, and original steering wheel. It's loaded with options as well, all standard and top-of-the-line because this is a Buick after all, with the list including A/C that still has R12 coursing through its veins, power windows, locks, seat, mirrors, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and an upgraded Boss AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit that was added in the center stack. The futuristic aluminum-rimmed gauges are insanely cool, even for an '80s GM, with clear faces and a slick design you'd expect in a modern exotic, not necessarily a vintage cruiser like this. The back seat shows very little wear and as a giant luxury car, of course you get a massive trunk with what appears to be its original mat, space-saver spare tire, and jack assembly.

Buick was still using Buick engines in 1984 (the final year of the 5th generation Electras), with this one being a 350 cubic inch V8. It's completely stock, right down to the carburetor that feeds it and factory HEI ignition system that fires it, and it looks so fresh because it's been very well-maintained throughout the years, under the tutelage of 2-owners since new (the original owner had this car from 1984-2021, whereas the current owner has had it about a year). In fact, the current owner had a long list of repairs completed in 2021 to get the car ready for the road, so feel free to jump in and drive this Buick to California. The original snorkeled air cleaner is still in place, and it starts easily, idles smoothly, and pulls the big sedan around with vigor. As a full-sized car, a THM200-4R 4-speed automatic transmission was spec'd that can easily handle the highway, and it spins a familiar 10-bolt rear end with tall gears inside, making this a very relaxed cruiser. The suspension is as supple as you'd expect, featuring newer shocks and stabilizer links up front, and the exhaust system still features a chambered muffler and catalytic convertor set-up, so it sounds exactly right. Buick wire wheel covers look as good here as anywhere else and it sits on right-sized 215/75/15 whitewall radials to finish the look.

All-original, low miles, and a ton maintenance, you just don't see '84 Buick's in this kind of condition anywhere. If luxurious vintage sedans float your boat, you won't find much better than this. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1984 Buick Electra
  • Listing ID: CC-1585627
  • Price: $14,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1984
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Electra
  • Exterior Color:Gray Metallic
  • Interior Color:Light Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:51279
  • Stock Number:5453 DFW
  • VIN:1G4AU69Y0EH924530

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