<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246

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Lot 207
1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800

Sold for US$ 11,200 inc. premium
1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800
Chassis no. 816015246

401ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
325bhp
2-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Long term ownership
*Well preserved
*Attractive Willow Mist exterior paint
*Striking Americana with plenty of V8 Power


THE BUICK ELECTRA

A major restyling in 1961 saw the Electra lose its more eccentric lines for a sleeker, more subdued look, and in 1962 the evolution of the design was continued. Low slung, the partially covered rear wheels and long flowing roofline combined with darting front elements produced a design that indicated forward progress. The sedan featured particularly rakish looks with its pillarless cabin design.

Fitting for Buick's most sizeable offering, the Electra came rife with luxurious standard features such as power steering, power brakes, two-way power seats, power windows, Super DeLuxe wheel covers and the safety option group. Most importantly however, was Buick's staple Nailhead V8 with its signature vertical standing valves. In its second largest displacement, 401ci, this motor provided more than enough torque to move the large sedan and paired to the Dynaflow Automatic, the Electra made for quite the cruiser.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This remarkably well-preserved Electra is a true survivor living under long term ownership for the majority of its life. The interior is reported to be entirely original and has remained in wonderful condition due to being untouched by persons and sunlight under seat covers while being used by its original owner, a doctor out of Pennsylvania. As mentioned earlier, these cars were delivered with a suite of luxurious power features and an option A/C system can be found on the dash of this example. The exterior presents equally well, with the same level of preservation. Although, the Willow Mist paint has received some touch ups over the years.

A true time capsule, getting behind the wheel of this substantial Buick warps one back right to the 1960s. Its delightful midcentury designs perfectly display GM's perception of what accessible luxury was to the common American of the era, and with this lovely, preserved color combination, the vehicle should attract plenty of attention.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle was miscataloged as a 255 Series 4800, indeed the car is a 225 Series 4800.
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<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
<b>1962 Buick Electra 255 Series 4800</b><br />Chassis no. 816015246
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