1978 Buick Electra

Streetside Classics-Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA

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Lithia Springs, GA



Year 1978
Mileage 45460
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Buick
Model Electra

Electra 1978

Title Status --
Exterior Color Dark Carmine Metalli
Interior Color Carmine Cloth


A great classic coupe, V8 power under the hood, awesome documentation, and long-term ownership all come together on this 1978 Buick Electra Limited. It makes for a distinctive and detail-oriented classic offered for quite a nice price.

You just don't see too many Buicks from this era anymore, especially as nicely presented as this one. Of course, averaging under 1,100 miles annually is a telltale sign of a coupe that has been treated special for decades. And we understand exactly why this one gets respect. It's part of a bygone era of long and stylish American two-doors. The Dark Carmine Metallic paint has been resprayed later in life, and because there has been great care, it really gives this coupe a sharp look. The half-vinyl roof is in a tastefully contrasting white, and its condition keeps this Buick living up to its premium Limited trim level. Crips sheetmetal, bright come bumpers, clear/clean glass, and Buick Rallye wheels deliver a total package cruiser.

The red interior is a true exercise in vintage elegance. It starts with the seats that has a bright color and a comfy pillow-top velour. There's a darker red piping here that's also seen on places like the dash and steering wheel. And as you look over the door panels, carpeting, headliner, and all the details, you soon see that it's all thoughtfully coordinated. Not only is this the factory color combo, but also this is believed to be an exceptionally preserved original presentation. Because this is a full-size coupe, you've got room to bring up to five family and friends along with ease. Or you can fold down the middle armrest to give you a more individual luxury experience. No matter how many people are along for the ride, they will all do it in comfort. This came loaded from the factory with features such as power windows, power locks, tilt steering column, AM/FM stereo, and cruise control. The factory air conditioning has a new compressor, but it will need a servicing to blow ice-cold.

The 350 cubic-inch V8 has an authentic appearance in the engine bay - right down to the bold turquoise on the motor and the decals. This shows all the correct signs of being the original V8, and quality long-term care means great maintenance with fresh components. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, it has the kind of power that allows this Buick to live up to its effortless cruiser image. The numbers-matching three-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly, and the power steering and power brakes w/front discs keeps this an easy driving classic.

This Buick comes complete with the factory buildsheet, dealer invoice, owner's manual, title docs, and maintenance records. There's even the window sticker so you can see all the key original components that are still on the car. Now you understand just how well this large coupe has been cared for over the years. You rarely find cars that look this good that are also this affordable. That's why we know you're going to need to act fast to take this Electra home. Call today!!!


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