1977 Buick Electra Limited 350 Gas from North America
The Last of the Real Buicks
The car was 9 years old when I got it and has low miles. But the car was parked outdoors on the Jersey shore and the paint suffered the entire car had to be re-painted. Amazingly the Vinyl roof was in perfect shape A year into my ownership the Transmission had to be replaced, But this due to a chunk of metal hitting the filter pan while moving at 60 Miles per hour.
This was the first of the "down-sized" GM "C" bodies. On the out side, that is. I noticed almost no loss of room on the interior. The Limited was above the standard Electra 225 and below the Park Avenue (Then an Electra sub-model.) It was the most luxurious car I have had. The styling was timeless and the performance was remarkable for a car this size. You should note that this chassis is a direct decendant of the 1973-1977 "A" cars so they had proven hardware from the word go. That can't be said for many first year models The Re- introduced Roadmaster (1992-1996) was on the frame, but lacked the nearly overwhelming luxury of the originals.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th September, 2002
28th Aug 2006, 20:09
Actually the frame isn't exactly the same as the a-bodied cars that preceded it. It's the same size and basic construction, but the parts are not the same. It is also considered a B-body, not a C.
14th Feb 2007, 15:47
Actually, the 1977 Electras were C Body cars. The LeSabres and Rivieras were the B Body cars.
I own a 1977 Electra Limited. Love it. Great car. Less than 100K on it. Has been in the family since my Mother got it new. They certainly don't make them like this any more!