9th Dec 2007, 20:45
My 1969 225 Rag top was bought by my dad in '71 w 9000 miles. I took possesion in '73 with 37,000 miles. It was my college car, bachelor car, and still my backup "dependable" car with 110,000 miles. It always ran well and I put a lot of 100+mph miles on her.
My wife and kids won't let me sell it. It is red on red white a white top. It is a parade car, prom car, a "I want to be seen!" car.
4th Feb 2008, 16:59
My 1969 Buick Electra has been in the family since new. It was my dad's big baby. I love it also, and it holds many memories. Mileage isn't bad, I don't use it much, just in the summer, mostly for car shows. I will never sell it, Buick knew how to make this car. I have many cars new and old, but I love this one the best. Thanks for listening.
12th Sep 2008, 18:06
This is some comments about my 1969 Buick Electra hardtop, never mind #4:50 gas, I use this car for special trips and car shows. At 13 miles to the gallon, its worth it. The car has been in the family since new and has been babied for 39 years. I will keep this car in its special location in my garage, for as long as I live, It was always talked about in high terms by my dad, who knew his cars. Most work on the car I do myself, and I use octane supplements and artificial leaded additions, even with the little additions to my fillups it's enjoyable to drive, with a nice even heavy ride, very smooth, and at 90mph, it's like I'm only going 39mph. Keeping this car. Thanks for the time...Wayne.
13th Sep 2008, 12:59
Do you honestly think the Camry or Prius will have collector status, let alone classic car status in 30 or 40 years. They are as bland and boring as can be now, just think how they'll seem in 40 years!
14th Sep 2008, 11:26
We used to have a '69 Riviera with the 430 back in the early 1990s. I do recall we mostly ran premium in it, though not always, and no need for an octane booster.
8th Oct 2008, 17:08
I live in Australia in the state of South Australia. I have a 1968 four door custom pillarless Buick Electra 225 with a powerful 430.4 c.i. under the bonnet.
My baby drives like a dream. I've only had it one year. It was originally left hand drive, but it was professionally converted to right hand drive just before I bought it.
It's teal blue on blue vinyl and cloth interior. Right down to the 3 and a half inch white walls. Everything works perfectly. It's a real head turner, and even though petrol is expensive here in Oz, I don't care, all new cars are sooooo boring to look at these days with all that crappy plastic, give me a 40 year old car any day.
Buicks are so cool. I've had other American classics, but the 68 Electra is the best.
I will never sell my pride and joy, thanks for reading. Shane.
4th Dec 2009, 20:16
As a teenager, I learned to drive in my dad's 1969 Buick Electra. It was the car that carried me to graduate school from Chicago to Los Angeles back in 1982. So I have always had a special fondness for this make and model of Buick. In fact, about seven years ago I bought a 92 Roadmaster because I thought it came closest to resembling the Electra of my youth.
Within the last two months I managed to locate and purchase (on ebay) a 69 Electra 4 door hard top, not unlike the one belong to my late father. The car cruises as smoothly and comfortably as my Roadmaster, and has brought back many memories. By the way, the previous owner equipped this car with electronic ignition, a high performance Edelbrock intake manifold and dual exhausts. As a result of this, not only is the horsepower increased, but so is gas mileage. I get about 15 miles in town, and 20 on the freeway.
22nd Mar 2010, 23:36
Hello, my 1969 Buick Electra 225, loaded with every option of that year, is the best riding car,smooth quiet, comfy, don't use it much, just there on good days for a highway cruise, love it. Wayne's comments March 2010.
10th Jul 2010, 07:50
Hi. I'm from Portugal (Europe) and I'm very satisfied with my 1969 Buick Electra 225 4 door.
I want to restore it, especially the paint, and the vinyl on the top.
Did someone know if I can paint the vinyl in another colour?
12th Jul 2010, 22:03
I'm in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I got my 1969 Buick Electra 225 convertible a few years back from my father in law. I am very happy with the car. However, I have a knocking noise in the engine and I am thinking of changing the points to electronic ignition. Hopefully that will get rid of the knocking noise as I suspect it is a timing/ignition problem.
31st Mar 2012, 01:25
I bought my 1969 Buick Electra 225 Custom Convertible in 1989. It was a Georgia car with 65K miles. It has about 100K now, 22 years later. I had fun taking my two kids on country picnics or for ice cream. She was good for mid 15s at 90 mph at the track or blowing away BMWs on the highway. 21 mpg as long as the secondaries stayed closed!
22nd Dec 2017, 05:21
With all due respect, comparing this Real car to a modern one is an insult to the height of classic car engineering (being the late '60s). The many pluses far out-weigh the many minuses of a newer car.
You might not want to use it everyday, but if you can't find room for it in your appreciation for older cars, than perhaps you should sell it to someone who can.
Anyone going to 'Nam in the '60s would not only to be proud to be a tail gunner in the trunk of '69 Deuce-and-a-Quarter, but would most likely surpass the competition! :-D
22nd Dec 2017, 11:52
I have owned quite a few cars from that era, purchased decades later. I was in high school and saw amazing new 60-early 70s cars. They covered the new car dealer showroom windows to add to the annual excitement. 2 cars that were standouts in my case. 1969 SS Camaro and my 70 SS Chevelle. I have purchased some pretty wild newer cars, but the Chevelle I like even better. I will never sell it. Set up and optioned exactly how I like it. Some do not understand why you would like a 47 year old car even better than a new car. So maybe coming out of that era I get your point. You find one you always liked and it’s almost a member of your family for a while. I had some older cars that I wished were better equipped and optioned. Never quite the dream car, however close. If you ever find one original with everything you ever wanted, you found the dream. I like new cars, but they get sold and replaced. It's nice to find the keeper.