1964 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe

Two Owners from New, Survivor, Award Winner!

Sold: $18,800.00

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THE ESSENTIALS

SOLD to Pennsylvania!! This is an all-original survivor that has had two owners since new. This 1964 Buick Electra 225 two-door Sport Coupe with just over 78,000 miles on the odometer is ready for touring or showing. With five different body styles, the two-door sport coupe is one of the rarest models with only 9,405 produced. The Electra 225 was designed by industry luminary Bill Mitchell and is a fantastic example of 1960’s Buick opulence from the inside out.

This Sport Coupe was built at the Flint, MI plant and purchased new by Mr. Bonanni on December 14, 1963 from Keyser Motors in Lansdale, PA. They enjoyed the car for the next 24 years. According to service records, this Buick had traveled 50,000 miles by July, 1981. Al Cowling of King of Prussia, PA bought the Buick from the original owner and has owned the car for 32 years, acquiring it in 1988 with a mere 54,000 miles accumulated. Since then, Mr. and Mrs. Cowling have added 24,000 miles travelling to various Buick Club and AACA events. This Buick has won Best in Show original for the Buick shows and has had a wonderful article written in the Buick Beagle, the magazine for the Buick Club of America.

Finished in it’s original Teal Mist Poly (Paint Code P) and Arctic White paint (Paint Code C), this fine Buick is ready for a cruise that is sure to turn the heads of the younger generations and spark the memories of those that remember seeing the Electra 225 back when the car was brand new in showrooms around the country. The brightwork looks great and speaks to a design language that was prevalent in the decade. The long, straight, slab-sided design is a classic and accentuates its long and low sleekness.

Looking to the interior, you will see a charming interior that is truly a time capsule. From the clear plastic seat covers, covering the completely original and stunning vinyl and brocade seats that Buick was known for, to the original carpet and factory option Buick tri-shield floor mats, the feelings of nostalgia are sure to rush back. The clock was standard on the Electra 225 but the AM radio was an option that was checked on this specific 225. The original door panels look gently used and the long roofline of this sport coupe means you will be sure to notice the original headliner, free from any defect or wear.

Behind the wheel you will notice quickly that this Electra 225 is equipped with power brakes and power steering. These aids give you a sense of control and add to a truly inspired driving experience. This sport coupe was made sporty with its original 401 cubic inch “Nailhead” motor with an impressive 455 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with the new for 1964 TH-400 three-speed automatic, you know from the start that this stunner is ready for an open road cruise.

While you admire the originality of this 225, you will notice that the original heavy die cast grille does have some pitting throughout. While the paint speaks to a car that has truly been garage kept and has stayed away from inclement weather, there are imperfections in the paint at the very front edge of the hood line. Looking down the incredibly long length of the car you will also find a few slight dents. Exacting eyes will also note that the top of the motor and valve covers have been refinished, not in the original color. All of the other finishes are believed to be original.

Included with the sale is the original owner’s manual, owner protection plan (with original protect-o-plate) and period correct Traveler’s Insurance Service Directory.

If you’re ready to add this Buick to your collection, or if you are looking for a well maintained classic cruiser, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1964 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe

Sold: $18,800.00

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
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1964 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe
1964 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe

Sold: $18,800.00

Private Sales
VIN 8K1053030
BODY STYLE Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 78,850
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Silver
EXT COLOR Two-Tone Turquoise
YEAR 1964
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
Specification
ENGINE SIZE 401.0 L
OWNERS 2
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 22

Buick Electra 225

Interesting Fact: The Buick Electra is named after the heiress and sculptor Electra Waggoner Biggs. This decision was made by her brother-in-law Harlow H. Curtice who was the former president of Buick. Up until 1959, the Super and Roadmaster were leading Buick’s lineup. The former of which became the Buick Electra and the latter became…

Interesting Fact: The Buick Electra is named after the heiress and sculptor Electra Waggoner Biggs. This decision was made by her brother-in-law Harlow H. Curtice who was the former president of Buick.

Up until 1959, the Super and Roadmaster were leading Buick’s lineup. The former of which became the Buick Electra and the latter became the Buick Electra 225. Both models were made to resemble the Buick Invicta and LeSabre. In fact, the “225” nameplate on the Electra was a nod to the 225-inch length of the LeSabre.

The original engine within the Buick Electra 225 is a 401 cubic-inch Wildcat V8 coupled with a Dynaflow automatic transmission that gave the vehicle 325 horsepower. The convertible option featured a leather trim and power windows that were an optional choice in other 225 variants. Production continued until 1990 and yielded six generations of the Buick Electra, however the 225 moniker was dropped ten years before the end of production. This full-size luxury vehicle is still a great performing car that offers a fun ride!

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