1976 Electra 4 door with no 1/4 window

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  1. Jim Wall

    Jim Wall Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody seen a car such as above.1976 Park Avenue with no 1/4 window? Or a 1976 4 door with no 1/4
    window?
    Jim
     
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  2. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Yes, I saw one in Paris. The one in your pic has the Park Avenue only vinyl top with the extra molding. The script is from a later model PA. The one in Paris had a new vinyl roof (non PA) that was covering the small windows. A later model PA script was used to replace the Limited script on the rear quarter. Will post a pic later.
     
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  3. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Next time you see this car, check inside if the small windows are still there, covered by the new vinyl top.
     
  4. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    It was fairly common around here in Chicago to see brand new 75/76 Electras with custom tops like that . Most had the sail panel glass covered up on the inside, some i've seen didn't.
     
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  5. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    Okay I'll bite - what's the reason people did this?? Cultural, or were they fond of enhancing an already bad blind spot?
     
  6. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Never could figure that out myself. o_O:confused:
     
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  7. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Here's the '76 from Paris.
    It's an Electra Limited with the Park Avenue package, center console and speedometer in KPH.

    Aftermarket vinyl roof without the 'Park Avenue only' molding. if you look closely you still can see the shape of the small windows through the vinyl:

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    A Park Avenue has the Limited script where this one now has a later Park Avenue emblem.
    I think this was added because the Park Avenue script in the quarter windows is covered by the vinyl roof:

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
  8. Jim Wall

    Jim Wall Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies, explains the situation
    Jim
     
  9. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Do you have a link or a better pic of the info that is in the window of the car in your first post?
     
  10. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    When I worked at Wilkie Buick around 75-75 the asst. service manager took 3 employees out to Chicago to pick up 3 of these custom tops cars . They were really super padded . They drove them back to Philadelphia to sell . Cars had over 900 miles on them when they got to Philly . The window was still open to see out . .
     
  11. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    The custom tops on those cars look a little better on the 4drs. The 2dr cars that had them looked pretty hideous, especially when they would have various shaped opera windows in place of the the original quarter glass. I've seen diamond, double diamond,square, rectangles and Lincoln Mark 4 ovals to name a few. I'm glad that trend is over, now if we could just make all the clown cars disappear....:p:D
     

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