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60 Buick Electra 225 convertible restorod

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Electra
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1960
  • VIN: 8G5020259
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 401 nailhead
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: power top, power antennas, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green/ Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States


For Sale by Owner
We started this project about 10 years ago. Body-off restoration. All suspension was rebuilt including new coil springs, front and rear, heavy duty gas shocks. Power steering box converted to 16/1 ratio. Rear end was converted from closed to open drive shaft, 3.08 ratio. All braking system is new, wheel cylinders, stainless steel brake hosed, steel brake lines, 2 chamber master cylinder, power brake booster. Brake drums are powder-coated (have one extras set, black).
Original 401 engine professionally rebuilt, bored 40 over, comp cam thumper series camshaft, electronic ingnition new Edelbrock carburetor (4bbl) on original powder-coated manifold, original exhaust manifolds (high-temp painted); valve covers, pulleys, brackets are powder-coated. Engine has approximately one hour running break-in time. Has 100 amp one wire alternator. Has custom aluminum radiator and fan shroud. Coolant is Evans waterless brand.
Rebuilt 700 R4 transmission with heavy duty US made internals. Has automatic/manual setup for engaging overdrive.
New dual exhaust with H pipe and Magniflo mufflers exiting through rear bumper.
Interior professionally designed by a gentleman in a one-man shop. Has new cloth top; front split bench six-way power seat with fold down armrest from 76 Chrysler New Yorker. (Have 2 period correct bucket seats needing upholstering that go with the car.) The floor and inside firewall are treated with dynamat. Has two sets of padded dashes, one green and one tan to match interior of car. Rear speakers have been incorporated in rear seat panels. Front speakers located in kick panels. Sound system is refurbished factory radio with blue tooth, not installed. Trunk is also carpeted with removable side panels for storage and battery location. Rear seat has fold down center armrest. Custom console under dash houses Autometer gauges and American Autowire fuse box. Dash is painted same as exterior of car.
Car has shaved door handles. Rear quarter panels set up for dual power antennas. Underside of body is sprayed with bedliner same color as exterior paint., Firewall has been flattened and painted same as exterior. Exterior color is PPG Toyota Spruce Mica. Paint is not perfect but very presentable. Front and rear bumpers have been rechromed. Exterior moldings have been refurbished and polished. All new Steel brand weather-stripping. Windshield is new; all side glass is new and frames have been rechromed (glass to be installed). Has factory power windows with new motors to be installed with electric door latch solenoids.
Car has aftermarket air conditioning installed; uses R134A freon; still needs factory AC vents installed in dash from a 60 Buick. Custom made compressor bracket for Sandan double groove compressor looks factory installed.
Custom made Coy powder coated wheels, black chrome, with new Firestone tires.
Car starts, runs, drives and stops. Has been driven approximately 10 miles since restoration. Always garage kept. Car is 85-90% finished. All parts to complete project are packed up, inventoried and included along with extras.
Items yet to be completed:
Finish wiring: lights, power windows, door solenoids, dash, gauges, and power top, etc. with American Autowire highway 22 kit.New side glass needs to be installed.New power top motor, pump, cylinder and hoses.Some exterior molding around windows.Install original instrument panel (2 extras included)Install in dash AC controls.
I retired 3 years ago, moved to New Mexico, have lost interest in finishing the car and have moved on to different projects. The car can be viewed anytime in Rio Rancho, NM. It has always been stored inside with a premium car cover.
I'm sure I have missed something as there are numerous small things to be done before the car is finished. I have 40 plus pictures available, including pictures before and during the resoration. The car was an older custom (side pipes, spinner hubcaps) before we started. A lot of factory Electra lower chrome was missing.
I will give an honest description and answer to all questions and welcome personal inspection. Please call Tom at 505-250-6848 or No texts please.
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