About Buick Electra
The Buick Electra is a luxury car built and sold by Buick between 1959 and 1990. It was the brand's flagship car throughout its production run. It was also sold several times as a two-door sedan, two-door convertible, and five-door station wagon. The Buick Electra used GM's C platform for all six generations.
The Buick Electra has the same 126-inch wheelbase as the Roadmaster. The dimensions of the car changed with each new Electra, becoming shorter and narrower. The exterior styling was identical to the other two models. The only standard engine for 1959 was a 401-liter Wildcat V8 engine with four-piston carburetors. It has a 10.25:1 compression ratio and 325 horsepower, mated to a two-speed Dynaflow. Power steering and brakes were on the standard Buick Electra parts list, as were 12-inch (300 mm) brake drums with aluminum calipers. The convertible model was equipped with optional front seats.
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In 1960, it was slightly modified. It has a curved grille and horizontal headlamps with the new "Trishield" logo in the center. In 1960, chrome VentiPorts were reintroduced on the Electra and other models. The models have four of them on each side of the front fender. The updated instrument panel has a speedometer and a "Mirromatic" odometer. All gauges are reflected in an adjustable mirror located on the dash to reduce reflections and glare. Power seats and power windows are standard Electra parts. It also has a turbocharged automatic transmission, Mirromatic instruments, turn signals, and continuous-flow oil filters.
In 1965, all GM cars underwent a major redesign, with coupe models getting smooth coke-glass lines and a rear roofline. In 1968, it got new taillights and hidden windshield wipers. A year later, the front and rear hatches were removed. The 1975 model was equipped with radial tires. In 1976, it received an egg-shaped grille with a medium beam on both sides. Later, the front end was redesigned, and the plastic grille with 17 vertical stripes was replaced by a metal grille. The most obvious change came in 1987 when the car received one-piece composite headlamps to replace the old four-stage "Quadro" headlamps. All these Electra parts contributed to the vehicle's driving characteristics. If you want to change them, it's better to use the OEM Buick Electra parts from the online shop.