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This 1970 Buick Electra 225 is one lengthy, ultra-cool two-door cruiser. A subtle, understated exterior color combines with a set of sizable aftermarket wheels to elevate its already substantial curb appeal and, with a little bit of work and well-placed attention, this is a seldom-seen classic that could easily make an impact on the local car show circuit. It's certainly not one that's prone to getting lost in a crowd. This Elektra's long hood line transitions into a spacious cabin that descends into an almost fastback-shaped rear roofline before joining up with a generously proportioned decklid, while up front its pair of twin headlights sit to either side of a split front grille reminiscent of the Pontiacs of its era. Its exterior is draped in a pearl white shade that has a distinctive tannish tint to it and, while its paint was applied a while back, it still looks plenty presentable. A set of sizable aftermarket color matched wheels adds a customized sensibility while not messing with the overall cool this classic exudes. The array of chrome on board, from that one of a kind front grille back to the substantial bumper below the deck lid, while likely original, is in consistently solid shape - a polishing session would elevate its aesthetics and with no marked dings to have to deal with, replating would have it looking stellar. A lengthy body like this one will tend to magnify any alignment challenges that might be on board, but the exterior fit on this Buick is solid and its doors open and shut without issue. Climb inside and your first impression will likely be focused on just how spacious the interior is. While there are some definite areas of wear strewn throughout the cabin - particularly on the surfaces of the rear bench seat and the carpet below - there's a lot to like inside these doors. The instrument panel just beyond the sizable factory steering wheel houses an assortment of surprisingly clear and functional gauges, the dash pad spanning the width of the cabin looks very solid and the door panels to each side still cling tightly to their steel frames. This vintage Buick left the factory with air conditioning already installed and all of the components are still in place, so a simple Freon charge is likely all that will be needed to get the feature back online. In back, the trunk area is in good order, with a cabinet carrying a pair of JL Audio subwoofers mounted inside to bring bottom end to the audio experience coming from the added aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo. This Elektra is powered by a rumbling big block that sits in a compartment that's well-ordered and in stock configuration but would benefit from a thorough detailing. Weighing in at a full 455 cubic inches, the engine represents the most displacement of any of the powerplant options when this '70 rolled out and is armed with a 4-barrel carb under a properly badged air cleaner. The expansive engine pairs with a 3-speed TH400 transmission that shifts solidly and it sends a nice, deep exhaust note out of its dual Flowmaster mufflers. Power steering makes this considerable cruiser easy to navigate, while power brakes that position discs up front bring its set of jaw dropping, color-matched 22 custom wheels to prompt, fade resistant stops. Below, the undercarriage looks solid, showing only the expected patina that comes from nearly a half-century of service. Exuding plenty of vintage style and offering the chance for immediate enjoyment while you ponder its future upgrades, this 1970 Buick Elektra 225 presents a great opportunity. Call today!
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