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Post Info TOPIC: 1973 Buick Electra 2 door htp for sale at winnipeg wrecking yard - wouldn't you really rather have a Buick


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1973 Buick Electra 2 door htp for sale at winnipeg wrecking yard - wouldn't you really rather have a Buick


I think that was one of their slogans

anyway a car that is rarely seen anymore in decent complete shape -

That temperature guage on the steering column threw me a bit - i was thinking it might be a gm accessory  but looking at the pictures morely closely it looks aftermarket

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What a tank.

Any idea on what the asking price is?

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i can call him tomorrow  - they have a website but the car is on their site



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Classy machine in its day! I always thought these Buicks were on par with Cadillac.



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Love those and the 2 doors are on the rare side, lots of 4 door hardtops (which are pretty darn cool too!)



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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 45,000 original miles 



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Price is 3,000 - it has 39,000 k on it per the yard owner  - again per the owner it runs fine - 

My hunch had been 3500  before i called 



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What a great cruiser ... would that be a 350 or larger ? What yard is it at ?



-- Edited by Howmac on Friday 11th of December 2020 04:25:03 PM

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It very well could have a 455. These engines are getting very hard to find now and are worth a good buck on their own. I saw a magazine years ago where a guy was running 11's in one of those. He actually got about 2" of air under the left front tire when he launched. Quite a sleeper!


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Its  at Midnight auto - it has a 455



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Canadian Poncho wrote:

It very well could have a 455. These engines are getting very hard to find now and are worth a good buck on their own. I saw a magazine years ago where a guy was running 11's in one of those. He actually got about 2" of air under the left front tire when he launched. Quite a sleeper!


 That was a GREAT article, I had it too. I think he called it "Das Boat" or something? I recall it had the front bumper welded together, you could see the stitch in the closeup picture. What a sleeper it was...

Now I have to see if I can find that story!



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Gotta love internet, found it already!

http://www.mi-buicks.com/dasboat.htm

Look at the bottom of the bumper, what a perfect sleeper/beater.

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A Buddy has 4 door version.It has ABS.

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Dont mess with this mothership 


https://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/morning-symphony-the-baddest-buick-electra-around/

 

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https://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/morning-symphony-the-baddest-buick-electra-around/

 

 



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For their time these early 70s full sized Buicks were neat and not bad looking, especially the 71-72 models. 



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That 73 shares it's roofline with the 73 Caddy, no?



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Looks like a good buy at $3K, especially if it's as solid as it looks.  Should clean up pretty nicely.

There is nothing you can get today that's like these big old land yachts.  They just float over the bumps but are really something to experience on the highway when you put the pedal to the mat. 



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midnight auto the best name ever tore a similar car apart for the 455 installed it in my old 64 skylark rag car was great and fun have a 425 under the bench for my 69 buick skylark big block buicks getting ultra rare neat thread!

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Carl that's the article. Do you have the rest of it? I seem to recall it came out of an east coast magazine.

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If you click on that link it will take you to all the pages from that story. I have read that story over and over, looked at those pictures over and over!!!

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MC wrote:

Looks like a good buy at $3K, especially if it's as solid as it looks.  Should clean up pretty nicely.


 I agree.

As 427Carl would say "It will haul a lot of potatoes".



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I remember back in 1979 when I was a wild 14-15 teen. They were getting rid of big V8 cars like this caused by the higher price of gas, oil embargo. I had older friends with fresh licence old enough to drive, we'd pitch in the cash and buy a land yacht for $50 ! For example we bought an early 70s Buick LeSabre 455 ... We'd go as fast as we could on country road with them, car would shake from loose worn out front suspension, lucky I'm still alive because beer was often part of the joy ride ! We'd take these cars on dirt roads as well, destroy them, for example, put a big rock on the gas pedal till it blew the engine ... We did a lot of bad things I could have went to jail for, bad boys we were ! 



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No shot of right rear quarter panel. I wonder what lurks out of camera view? Hopefully nothing nasty?



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