1976 Buick Electra Limited 455 V8

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  1. stangslayerws6

    stangslayerws6 1976 Buick Electa Limited

    Hello,
    I just finished the restoration of my 1976 Buick Electra Limited 4 door hardtop. The car is still 90% original but I did do a lot of detail work to the car over the last 2 years. I did some paint work and replaced the vinyl top, door panels, trunk carpet, chrome bumpers, bumper fillers and reconditioned the Automatic Climate Control system in this car. I used only AC Delco parts and only NOS parts when available. I got her back to as close to new condition as possible. Everthing works (Including the Auto Climate Control) and she runs and drives like a brand new car. Check out the finished project in this video. It was taken at a regional car show where she won a best car award. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to share video on Facebook or social media. If I can help any other Buick owners with restoration questions please let me know. P.S. The attached picture after the video link is a picture of the car BEFORE the restoration started.




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  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Beautiful car! Long gone now, but my parents ordered a β€˜76 Electra 225 when they heard the next year GM was downsizing. Ours was basic; silver, black roof, standard burgundy cloth interior, low option car. Yours is exceptionally nice! Great work detailing!
    Patrick
     
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  3. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Welcome from SE Michigan!
     
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  4. stangslayerws6

    stangslayerws6 1976 Buick Electa Limited

    Thank You!
     
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  5. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    The last of the land Yachts .
     
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  6. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    Great looking Electra, welcome from CA........
     
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  7. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    What a beauty!! Those look so good in white, especially with the red interior.
     
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  8. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Beautiful car!!
    Was a childhood dream car and still is and begged my father to buy a new 1976 Electra when I was a kid but it never happened..
    If I am to start a new collection this would be my #2 car to own behind a 70GS 455 if money was no issue:)
     
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  9. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I love those Electras:D
     
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  10. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    very nice . I noticed the thermometer on the mirror . did that come with the car or did you buy it ? would love to have one ?
     
  11. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    The thermometer on the outside mirror was a factory option in 75-76 . It is cool . If your interested I do have one that I don't think I'm going to use
     
  12. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    any chance you can send me some pics and what you are asking for it ? thanks
     
  13. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    The thermometer was an option, it started I think in 74
     
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    My3Buicks Buick Guru

  15. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    I'll send you a PM . Its at my other house and with the weather we are going to get I won't get there for a week or 2
     
  16. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    that's fine , thanks
     
  17. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    If this is for your 72, the installation is different
     
  18. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    That thermometer is a really cool option; Cadillac offered it until about β€˜82 (when the climate control went digital and included outside temp), and it’s illuminated via fiber optic cable. One of the Kryta brothers has a β€˜72 W30, built with sport mirrors, that has a seperate pedestal with the thermometer on it.
    Patrick
     
  19. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    yes for my 72
     
  20. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    brilliant !
     

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