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F/S - 1973 Buick Electra with 30K Miles!!!


Chucks71
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I am selling my 1973 Buick Electra Custom 4Dr. Hardtop with 30K original miles. NO RUST AT ALL... NOT EVEN SURFACE RUST!!! I bought this car early last year from a 91 yr. old man in Wisconsin and was just blown away by the originality. This Electra received it's first tune up last year with all new belts, radiator hoses, cap/rotor/plugs, reproduction date-coded spark plug wires, carb. clean/rebuild and new exhaust manifold gaskets. I still have the original date-coded belts and all the other original parts that were removed! The PCV still had the tag on it from the factory!

I had the original single outlet exhaust removed (still have the parts) and replaced with SS magnaflow dual exhaust, bent to the original specifications. Produces a nice deep mellow tune to compliment the Buick 455 engine.

The interior seats are like new with beige/fawn fabric that has been covered with clear plastic since they were new (I removed the plastic covers for last year's car show season. They will be included with the car). The interior has no rips, tears, snags, etc... even the foam doesn't show any wear. The door panels, dash, steering wheel, carpet are in as new condition. Brown rubber Buick tri-shield floor mats in excellent condition.

The Medium Brown Metallic exterior paint is mostly original and still holds the shine well. The only part needing touch-up would be on the passenger doors where the first owner rubbed up against the garage wall. The area has been repaired many years ago and is just starting to show. The Sandlewood vinyl top is also like new with no stains, peeling or breakdown of the foam underlayment. The chrome is the brightest and pit-free/damage free I have seen since my Dad brought home his new Electra in 1973. The rubber on the bumpers and all the weatherstripping is in excellent condition.

Mechanically, this Electra drives as you would expect a new 1973 Electra would. The 455 engine runs great with no hesitation, all the power accessories (power windows, steering, brakes, cruise control, AM/FM radio, power bench seat) work as they should with the exception of the climate controlled A/C. The original A/C pressure hoses were installed with a factory defect (tiny perforated marks in the rubber) and do not hold a charge past 10-15 minutes. A/C was charged and tested though and does work well until the freon leaks out of the perforations on the hoses. Heat and fan controls do work. The shocks are original with dealer installed air shocks in the rear. The original Uniroyal bias-ply tires are still in perfect condition and the spare/jack have never been out of the trunk. Steering is excellent, car drives straight and true. Good brake pedal travel and plenty of meat left on the pads/shoes. I wouldn't hesitate taking this car cross-country.

Probably more that I am forgetting... please email me with your questions/requests for pictures to legg1220@yahoo.com .[sEE PICS. BELOW]

Oh yeah... this car should score very high at a judged event. You won't be able to recreate a car this nice for the price asked! It is only original once! Asking $8,500 but open to reasonable offers!

Thanks,

Chuck

Pictures...

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73Electraengine.jpg

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73Electraorig.jpg

That's all I had on file. I can post more as I take them and send by email upon request.

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  • 2 weeks later...

No, the Electra stayed at home. I was in Flint, Weds. - Friday and wound up spending the rest of my vacation with the mother-in-law up near the Bay City/Saginaw area. I also didn't want to chance driving that far on 35 yr old bias-ply tires!

Good luck on your bidding with the eBay vehicle. If it doesn't work out, I'll be more than happy to answer any questions for you regarding the Electra.

Thanks,

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  • 2 months later...

She is a beauty! My 72' Electra was that same color... Hope it gets a good home!

I regret selling mine! frown.gif

I sold it to someone in northern South Carolina, then lost contact with him. That was about 7 years ago... I have no idea where the car is now. frown.gif

UPDATE - nevermind... I seen in another thread where it is now in Denmark! Glad it got a new home!

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