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1960 Buick Electra 225
The Electra 225 was at the top of the line among all Buicks in 1960.

1960 Buick Electra 225

The Electra 225 was the top of the line among all Buick models. The Electra 225 comes equipped with these standard features: All LeSabre and Invicta standard equipment plus Easy Power Steering, Power brakes, Dual exhaust, wind- shield washer, Dual-speed windshield wiper, Back-up lights, Glare-proof mirror, Parking brake signal light, Safety buzzer, Map light, Power windows, Two.way adjustable power seat, Super-deluxe wheel covers in place of Deluxe wheel covers.

1960 Electra 225 Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Electra 225 Series
4800 29 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $4,300 4,653 lbs 8,029
4800 39 4 Dr Hardtop - 6P $4,300 4,650 lbs 4,841
4800 67 2 Dr Convertible Coupe - 6P $4,192 4,571 lbs 6,746

VIN Numbers

Serial numbers are located on the drivers side hinge pillar post, above the instrument panel.

First Symbol - Model & Series
4 = 4400 - LeSabre 7 = 4700 - Electra
6 = 4600 - Invicta 8 = 4800 - Electra 225
Second Symbol - Model Year
A = 1954 B = 1955 C = 1956 D = 1957 E = 1958
F = 1959 G = 1960 H = 1961 I = 1962 J = 1963
Third Symbol - Assembly Plant
(1) Flint, Michigan (5) Wilmington, Delaware
(2) South Gate, California (6) Atlanta, Georgia
(3) Linden, New Jersey (7) Framingham, Massachusetts
(4) Kansas City, Kansas (8) Arlington, Texas
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
The final six numbers are the numerical sequence of the assembly at the plant.

Transmission - Synchro-Mesh transmission standard on LeSabre, not available in other series. Turbine Drive transmission optional on LeSabre, standard on Invicta, and Electra 225. Turbine Drive transmission, torque converter type. Fully automatic, two turbines, variable-pitch stator and fixed-vane stator. Maximum torque ratio in Drive range at stall, 3.4 to 1. Total oil capacity (refill), 12 quarts.

Suspension - Ball-joint suspension, coil springs front and rear, true-balance stabilizer, track bar, hydraulic shock absorbers front and rear.

Rear Axle - Buick Torque-Tube, semi-floating rear axle with hypoid gears. Gear ratio: 3.58 to 1 with Synchro-Mesh trans- mission, 3.07 to 1 with Turbine Drive transmission, 3.23 to 1 with Turbine Drive and Power Pack.

Brakes - Hydraulic. Air-cooled, finned aluminum brake drums front; air-cooled, finned cast iron brake drums rear. Total lining area 218.03 square inches. Step-on parking brake. Power brakes standard on Electra and Electra 225, optional on Invicta and LeSabre.

Frame - Box-section side rails with "K" type crossmember.

Fuel System - Built-in carburetor de-icer, automatjc choke and idling control standard on all models. Two-stage filtering system includes filter in fuel tank plus extra fine filter at the carburetor. New polyurethane air cleaner element provides far more efficient cleaning. 20-gallon fuel tank.

Exhaust System - Single muffler for both banks of cylinders is mounted crosswise to the frame. Heavy zinc and aluminum coatings of muffler parts promote long life. Dual exhaust standard on Electra 225.

Cooling System - Pressure system. Capacity: with he; quarts; without heater 17 quarts.

Steering-Manual steering: standard recirculating ball-nut type. Ratio 29.3 to 1. Easy Power Steering is standard on Electra 225, optional on LeSabre and Invicta.

Electrical System - 12 volt. Delco-Remy system.

Wheels and Tires - Full 15-inch wheels. 7.60 x 15 Tyrex cord tires standard on LeSabre and Invicta; 8.00 x 15 tires standard on Electra 225. Whitewall tires optional.

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