1965 Buick Electra 225 sport coupe

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by VandaLL, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. VandaLL

    VandaLL The Buick Life

    Asking $5500 located in Seattle, WA, USA.

    This 1965 Buick is in OK to good condition and is pretty original and loaded from the factory. It is the Sport Coupe model and has the original numbers-matching 401 Nailhead engine - it runs well and still has nice power. Smokes a bit on cold starts but I haven't yet checked the compression, leak down, etc. Has the ST400 "Switch Pitch" 3 speed automatic transmission. White exterior with dark green interior. Power everything - bench seat, radio antenna, all windows including vents. Tilt column, AM FM radio. Wide whitewall tires. Also, this car has the cornering lights installed by the dealer. Comes with boxes of extras such as maintenance items, trim pieces, extra rear wheel skirts, interior armrests, service manual, etc. The car has a vintage WA plate so you never need to pay the renewal fees if using it.

    It has a brand new carburetor (re-manufactured Carter), new intake gaskets, air/ fuel filter, rubber lines, etc. It was running rough and after determining the carb needed replacing I cleaned up the top end. Runs well but could still use some fine tuning. The body is solid and straight, but has some dings and dents. There is a driveline vibration at initial acceleration (pretty sure it's the carrier bushing, but haven't replaced). The brakes (rebuilt) need fine tuning (still has the single pot master cylinder so the system could use an update). It needs rust repair in the trunk (apparently common on this model, there are small "pockets" that rust out near the rear body mounts). There are signs the window channel in the back is rusting some. There are some bubbles on the lower rear drivers fender. The rockers seem very solid (ran a magnet along them to check for a potential buyer).

    The interior is in nice shape, but has had some work done in the past. The bench seat is very springy and sinks down. The headliner is warping badly and needs replacement. Overall the car is pretty worn out and needs to be freshened up.

    It's the typical story, I just have way too many projects to focus and need the space. I love this particular year and model and found this one in near by Auburn about 4 years ago.

    Here are all the photos I currently have of the car (the first set of photos is when I bought it and it is largely the same just with some continued aging such as the headliner):

    https://gngs.smugmug.com/Cars/The-GnGs-Garage/1965-Buick-Electra-225-Custom

    Thanks

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  2. VandaLL

    VandaLL The Buick Life

    $5000 summer sale spectacular! :cool:o_O:eek: Any interest? Just to be clear, it runs great, but could use some fine tuning and brake upgrades to be a reliable driver.
     
  3. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    It's a beautiful car, and if I had the room I'd buy it. However, I do not have the room. Good luck with the sale!
     
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  4. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    This car is sweet man I missed this ad when first posted I forwarded it to a buddy of mine who likes big buicks will see.
    I'm sure you would be able to help on shipping stuff . As far as helping out with the scheduling etc not paying. I know that's going to be his first question
     
  5. VandaLL

    VandaLL The Buick Life

    Thanks for the comments guys! Joe, thanks for forwarding this along. Let me know what your buddy says. He can contact me directly if he wants to discuss - 206-240-4933. I'm not sure what the question is on shipping or scheduling payments, but can talk to him about it. Thanks again
     
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  6. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    I love it. Sure am glad you are so far away or I'd be "honeeeeeyyy"!

    MIkey
     
  7. VandaLL

    VandaLL The Buick Life

    $4500 for a limited time only ;)
     
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  8. VandaLL

    VandaLL The Buick Life

    Sold, it's going to Hawaii. Thanks all! Should I delete this thread or is it preferred to leave it?
     
  9. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Congrats on your sale.
     
  10. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    Glad you sold it Randy, I remember the car when previous owner had it. Defiantly a good solid car for the next owner
     
  11. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    Congrats Randy!
     

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