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Old 01-18-2007, 11:52 AM
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Buick Electra 225 Convertible 1970

The Electra 225 was Buick's top of the line full-size model, and was offered as a 2- or 4-door hardtop or the range-topping convertible. 1970 was the last year for the Electra convertible, and the entire Electra lineup was redesigned for 1971, at which time GM ceased production of full-size convertibles. In its final year, only 6,045 Electra convertibles were produced, the second least productive year for the convertible in its entire 12-year history (only 1959 Electra convertibles are rarer). For 1970, the Electra received different front-end styling than the '69, and all Electras were powered by GM's 370-hp 455 cubic inch (7.5 Liters) V8. Also standard was an automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes, while the convertible additionally came standard with power windows and a 2-way power seat. Optional extras were a 6-way power seat, power locks, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, air conditioning, and an underdash stereo 8-track player. Fully equipped, the price could top $6000.

I found this somewhat rusty Electra convertible parked on a back street in Tysons Corner. I would have taken more pictures, but my camera's batteries chose that moment to die .
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:42 PM
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Nice,keep on spotting these sorts of cars. I'll include it in the oddball index...
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:36 PM
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These cars were fabulous. Heavy. Powerful. Almost what, 5 meters long? Nice spotting my friend.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:16 PM
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1970 was the last year for the Electra convertible, and the entire Electra lineup was redesigned for 1971, at which time GM ceased production of full-size convertibles.
It's recently come to my attention that I was misinformed on this point. While 1970 was the last year for the Electra convertible, certain other full-size GM models continued to be offered as convertibles.
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