Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1972 Buick Electra 225 Custom has to be one of the coolest and least expensive ways to get attention at the car shows. After all, a bright and factory-correct hardtop sedan with a big and correct 455 V8 under the hood is defiantly an irresistible classic. But then you see how it's loaded with all the best features, and you realize just how great this deal is.
This is an iconic car that defined the 1970s. Big four-door sedans that still retained the pillarless hardtop style have their own stratosphere of cool that's always expanding. The Nugget Gold Metallic paint is a great color for the era. It's the factory-correct hue that received a respray later in life. Its finish is just enough to give this large sedan a nice gloss without outshining original-style pieces like the vinyl roof. So to have such a straight and complete car like this feels like a small miracle. After all, a car like this is becoming a rarity as most were used up as family haulers and salesman callers. Instead, here's one that's complete with form-hugging bumpers, Buick's porthole hood trim, fender skirts, and correct Rallye wheels that are all part of this solid vintage presentation.
The Electra 225 represented a premium Buick, and so it's great to still get that feeling inside. As a full-size offering you get to choose to fill this sedan with up to five family and friend passengers. Or fold down the armrests on both rows and get a zip code worth of individual comfort. The seats have the true look of originality, right down the intricate button top seatbacks. So while you may want to update the vinyl, we really like this originality. Plus, the wood paneling, doors, carpets, and dash are a marvel at how well they present today. You sit behind the factory steering wheel, and the driver-focused instruments encapsulates with its luxury. You have within an easy reach controls for desirable features like the power seat, tilt steering column, and cruise control. And while the factory AM/FM radio is on display, you actually have a cleanly installed AM/FM/CD stereo under the dash. It even has USB and Bluetooth to give you a true modern driving music experience. Best of all, this is a power windows car with air conditioning now blowing cold with R134a. So with the touch of a few buttons, you can showcase the best feature of this pillarless hardtop, and stay cool while you do it.
While this sedan has been impressive so far, the best treat is under the hood. That's the correct-style 455 cubic-inch V8 filling the engine bay, and the consignor even believes its original to the car. Yes, this is the same powerplant that made the GS 455 muscle car famous, and it even has a Rochester four-barrel carburetor on top. With this kind of torque in hand, it makes moving this large sedan an easy proposition. Add in power steering, power brakes with front discs, and a three-speed automatic transmission, and we bet you're already imagining all the places you will go in this luxurious and powerful Buick.
Complete with owner's manual packet, a classic this cool and that's priced so right won't be hanging around our showroom for long. Call today!!!
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