Buick’s full-size luxury car, the “Deuce and a Quarter“, was now in its sixth year. There were just minor changes for what would be the last of the slab-sided era. These included a new grille and a revised rear end with narrow vertical taillights.
Here we have a lovely original example in striking Dessert Beige paint (code R) that has clearly been looked after over the decades.
It’s believed that this Electra had a long-term first owner who kept this loaded and powerful drop-top garaged, so it had a great start in life and the condition certainly reflects this.
Based on the General Motors C-body, the Electra 225 was 222.8 inches long (just over 18 and a half feet) and a wheel base of 126 inches.
Inside of this well-preserved car is the striking original saddle interior that has clearly been well looked after.
Under the hood, Electra’s came with a 401 cubic inch Wildcat 445 V8 engine as standard. Also standard is a Super Turbine 400 automatic transmission – a combination that provides 325 horsepower.
Other standard features on these cars included; power steering, power brakes, dual-speed windshield wipers, padded instrument panel, electric clock and wheel skirts. Convertibles also benefitted from power windows and 2-way power seat as standard.
One extra thing the original owner did opt for when they ordered the car new, was an AM radio costing $90.
This beautiful Electra 225 is one of just 7,181 convertibles made for the 1964 model year. The base price was $4,374 – the most expensive Electra of the five models available that year..
This ’64 Electra 225 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)