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Rare ~ 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible ~ All Original w 60K miles ~ FLORIDA

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Electra
  • SubModel: Electra 225
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Genuine leather
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 61,000
  • VIN: 8H1029383
  • Color: Arctic White
  • Engine size: 401 cubic inch V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States


You are bidding on a very rare and superbly kept 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible. This vehicle has been in the same family since the day it came home from the showroom. It has NEVER seen a day or night in the rain, sleet, or snow. It has been garage kept with a cotton custom made cover for over fifty years. This vehicle only has 60 thousand original miles, still has the original convertible top, with the original plastic rear window, the original leather upholstery, the original flawless carpeting, and the original and unused full sized Firestone spare tire. Even the windshield washer solution bottle is original. as well as new brake cylinders and a couple of sets of new tires and batteries ... and that's about it. There are two reasons it is now being made available for sale, First and foremost is that its now retired owner is downsizing, and will be splitting the proceeds from the vehicle's sale between four children. That will be much easier than the problems it would entail by bequeathing it to one. Second, as aforementioned the vehicle only has 60,000 original miles and has been stored in the garage within the confines of our home. As such, it has set without use ... far too long, and will now require a new fuel tank (rust), as well as a new fuel sending unit, and most likely new fuel lines. The original convertible top and rear window are still in great shape and you can still see plain as day through the 55 year old plastic window. that being said, the last time we ran the car, about two years ago, we had some problems with the convertible top. It may need a new motor or new hydraulics, or just serviced (again, sitting without use). This amazing and unique vehicle is absolutely identicaal to the one that appeared in the world famous movie "Animal House". Right down to its original Arctic White exterior paint and Lipstick Red leather interior. This vehicle also received a heavy coating of rust proofing the day it left the dealer showroom, (I know, I was there) and that fact along with the impeccable care it has received is why this particular 1961 Buick Electra 225, is most likely the finest example and the most original of this beautiful automobile anywhere in the world. Please know I know this vehicle well, as a sixteen year old, I took my driver's test in this vehicle, and it has NEVER been more than 30 feet away from me ... never.

This model has the famous Buick Wildcat 325 horsepower V-8 engine that delivers 445 pounds of thrust. It also features the Dynaflo automatic transmission, with power steering, power brakes, power windows, six way genuine leather power seats, power convertible top, and power windows. It also features the famed "Wonder Bar" AM radio.

This vehicle has been super maintained, garaged kept (to a fault) and with regular oil changes every time we took the car out, about every six months.

There is not really much more we can say about this vehicle. We have provided great photos to give you an idea as to exactly what kind and type of car you are bidding on. A vehicle of this type, and at such a realistic price, comes along once or twice in a lifetime.

There are only a couple of things we wish to make perfectly clear on this potential transaction, and ... BEFORE you bid. First, if you are the winning bidder you must agree that: a). You will make a non-refundable good faith deposit in the amount of $500 within 24 hours of the auctions end, (otherwise, this vehicle will be offered to the next highest bidder, or we'll re-list it for sale again). You also agree to tender the remaining balance of payment within ten days, b). You agree to pick this vehicle up at our Daytona Beach, Florida area location ... or, that you, and you alone, will be responsible for making all freight and transportation arrangements, as well as paying for all shipping and handling costs from the Daytona Beach, Florida area (local pick-up will be free, and we will be pleased to assist in the loading of this item for your freight company ... whichever may be the case), c). If the terms are not satisfactory... PLEASE ... Do NOT Bid! 

We are not in the motor vehicle business, the vintage convertible is our personal property, and has been in our family since the day it was purchased new in December of 1960. If you have always wanted one of these luxurious motor cars or have been looking for just the right one that is in pristine condition, we sincerely urge you to bid as soon as possible, don't miss this opportunity to acquire this vehicle at what we truly believe to be a newar wholesale price. It truly will be great hedge against inflation and will make a remarkable investment, you most likely (if your not going to drive it) should easily recoup your money and earn a couple of thousand bucks, even if you choose not to drive and enjoy it, and just put it out for resale in your hometown. 

It is now, and has been our policy to NOT offer a warranty or guarantee on anything with an engine or a motor vehicle in nature. Therefore, the item is being sold absolutely "as is". and with no warranty being expressed or implied. 

Please Note: This item, as depicted in the photographs to the right, is NOT exactly what you will receive. As previously noted, our vehicle needs a fuel tank and is garaged and covered. Hence, we "borrowed" many of the photos. We must note, however, that our vehicle is actually BETTER than the photos we have included! We need to make it gone, we have set no reserve amount on this auction, but do reserve the right to end the auction early, as it is also being promoted for sale in the greater Daytona Beach, Florida area. This 1961 Buick Electra Convertible, with 61,000 original and documented miles, and with its beautiful Arctic White paint, beautiful original white power top, gorgeous lip stick red leather interior, fantastic chrome, and smooth 401 cubic inch 325 HP “Nailhead” V8, with automatic Dynaflo transmission is waiting for you in sunny Florida. Add to that its power steering, power brakes, power windows, dual exhaust, AM "wonder bar" radio with rear speaker, dual side view mirrors, full wheel covers, new white wall radial tires, a you have yourself not only a "head turner", but a super great driver! We recommend if you are truly interested in bidding on this vehicle, that you phone us prior to doing so, and that we fully explain everything about the car, and answer all of your questions ... for you see, no one else has owned this vehicle ... It has been at my side for the entire 55 years! Good luck.