1978 Buick Park Avenue 403 V8 from North America
This car is now for show, and I'm hoping to never part with this timeless classic
Power door lock on the passenger side had to be repaired.
Had to replace bulbs in the dash.
This car drives like a perfect airplane ride, glides down the road with ease.
Love the crush velour seats; like sitting on a Lazy Boy sofa!!!
My first new car was also a four door blue 1978 Buick Park Avenue, which I purchased at the age of twenty for $10,500.00 out the door... Being young, I sold the car a year later to purchase a 1980 Olds, only to regret it.
Over the years I've searched for that perfect 1978 Park Avenue, which I found in June of 2007 (White two door, brown and buckskin interior) in MINT CONDITION.
The car is loaded with factory options..power moonroof, AM/FM digital 8 track player, dual power seats, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power locks, windows, and trunk release. Paid $5000.00 for this my dream car; worth every penny and then some.
The ride is so smooth and the cabin so quiet, that I placed the name "Flight 225" on the rear of the trunk lid.... Flight meaning the car rides like being on the finest jet plane, 225 meaning back in time these cars were called a "Deuce And A Quarter" or Electra 225... Yes...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2007
9th Aug 2007, 17:20
Originally Buick used the 225 designation because the car's overall length was 225 inches (I don't remember which year, 1959?). They kept the title for many years after even though most of the cars were not actually that length. I believe your car is about 221 inches. The largest Electra 225's actually spanned 233.8 inches from 1974 - 1976. Oh, the good old days. I had never thought of the deuce-and-a-quarter idea, but that works too!