Curbside Capsule: 1962 Buick Electra 225 – Buick Bash Finale

Paul’s piece on the 1964 Buick Book elicited quite a lot of responses, many of which mentioned how attractive the Buicks of this era were.  These days, 1960 Buicks aren’t commonly seen on the streets, so it must have been a case of the CC Effect when I drove past this particular car last Thursday and decided to stop and shoot it .

The 1962 Buick followed up the ’61, which, like all 1961 GM cars, was dramatically leaner and cleaner than the company’s flamboyant ’59-’60 fin-mobiles. Among this year’s changes was a revised windshield curvature that reduced last year’s “dogleg” considerably, creating one of the most beautiful A-pillar shapes of the 1960’s, if not ever, in the process.

All 1962 Electras wore the Electra 225 designation, despite that their 220-inch length fell five inches short of living up to it: Electra 220, if you please.

This car has the venerable Buick 401 Nailhead engine, which appears to be largely original.

It’s far from perfect, but after 90,000 miles on the odometer it’s survived rather well for a Michigan car.

It can be yours for the princely sum of $3,200.00.  Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick?