1976 Buick Electra Limited PK Ave Edition 455 V8 from North America
This is GM's longest sedan built, and for the money it's a good vehicle
Replaced entire brake system, applied rust converter to frame and underside of the car, regular tune up, fuel pump, rebuilt quadrajet carb, replaced vacuum ports on the engine, replaced fuel lines and removed catalytic converter on exhaust system.
Very comfortable riding and driving car. Not a high performance car, even though it has a large V8 engine, but adequate for the weight of the car (close to 5,000 lb).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd June, 2019
23rd Jun 2019, 20:00
Interestingly, the massive Buicks and Olds of the 70s were really nice cars that stood out, unlike the Buick of today. They also had their own unique engines that made them special.
I really miss these old school giants; they all were so overbuilt and solid. The interior space was never ending it seemed. To think what is made today compared to back then is shockingly bad. The new cars might be safer, get way better gas mileage, and are more reliable, but they’re full of overly cheap plastic parts, everything from the door handles to the gear selector, to stalk controls, to many dash components; they all feel weak and flimsy.
Also with that big 455, those things were buttery smooth and had lots of torque. The Turbo400 trans was the best tranny GM ever made, as it was stout and reliable too.
Long live the these beautiful giants as they had class, style and in your face presence.