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74 Buick Electra coupe


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Very cool  model!   

Back in the day, my father had a 1973 Electra 225 4 door hardtop.  A very regal car in yellow with a saddle interior and vinyl top!

He got into an accident, a young guy ran a stop sign and the Buick needed a new nose.  It went off to the body shop and when my dad picked it up there was something strange about it... the shop had installed a 1974 Buick nose on it!   We went back to the shop and  they agreed to a big refund, which we accepted instead of changing the nose.  It didn't look bad!  

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Very nice. My first boss had an Electra just like this. Let me drive it to run errands. It was the perfect definition of a land  yacht. It floated around everywhere but still had plenty of power for it's era.

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1 hour ago, dougp said:

Very nice. My first boss had an Electra just like this. Let me drive it to run errands. It was the perfect definition of a land  yacht. It floated around everywhere but still had plenty of power for it's era.

Thanks to nice comments, here is my second 74 electra

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On 20.06.2019 at 6:21 AM, moparfarmer said:

Fantastic, you said you used Tamiya Enamel, never knew they made enamel..Always thought their paints were lacquer based some what..Shows you what I know..

 

...its sold on a little funny glass bottle 10ml, its it's a bit too small...but effect is ok.Thanks

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Love me some Buicks. I tried a couple of resin body kits but didn't have good results. Yours are impressive.

A cover band I played in back in the mid 70s had a 4 door version of this car that the 4 of us took to gigs rather than our personal cars. Very comfortable, quiet ride. The sound guy and roadies went ahead of us in the truck. I know they were a little jealous of our big cruiser!

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