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Buick Electra : 1960

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Prior to 1959, the Roadmaster and the Limited constituted the upper echelon of Buick's lineup.


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1960 Buick Electra.

For 1959, they were renamed the Electra and the Electra 225 respectively.

The Electra 225 nameplate was a nod to the car's overall length of 225 in (5,715 mm), earning it the street name "deuce and a quarter."

The Electra 225 Riviera was the top-line model and it shared its six window hardtop roofline with the Cadillac Fleetwood. Buick had been using the "Riviera" name to indicate a premium trimmed hardtop body style beginning with the 1949 model year.

A standard four-door hardtop and a two-door convertible were available, along with a stripped chassis of which 144 were built in 1959 and 1960.

Second generation.
1961-1964. The Electra, along with the LeSabre, was redesigned for 1961 with drastically shrunken fins.

Third generation.
1965-1970. All GM passenger vehicles received a major restyling in 1965. For 1965, Buick changed its marketing strategy and offering the Electra 225 in two trim levels, base and Custom.

Fourth generation.
1971-1976. All Electra 225s were hardtops in the 1971 to 1973 model years, eliminating the previous 4-door pillared sedan variant and the convertible. In 1974 Buick adopted GM's pillared coupe body and fitted it with the "Landau" option on the Electra Limited coupe.

(text source: Wikipedia)


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1960 Buick Electra.

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1960 Buick Electra.

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1960 Buick Electra.

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1960 Buick Electra.

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1960 Buick Electra.

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1960 Buick Electra.

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1960 Buick Electra roof-line detail.

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1960 Buick Electra roof-line detail.

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1960 Buick Electra interior.

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1960 Buick Electra radio.

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1960 Buick Electra interior emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra front grill emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra 3-crest emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra emblem detail.

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1960 Buick Electra emblem detail.

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1960 Buick Electra crest emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra crest emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra trunk lid emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra trunk lid emblem.

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1960 Buick Electra serial tag.

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1960 Buick Electra "Wildcat 443" air cleaner.

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Buick logo.

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