1972 Buick Electra 225 Custom 4 Door Hard Top, 81130 original miles, one owner

Price: - Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Electra
  • SubModel: Custom Electra 225
  • Type: 4 dr Hard Top
  • Trim: 4DR Hardtop
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 81,130
  • VIN: 4V39T2H409416
  • Color: sea mist green
  • Engine size: 455 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Trunk Release - ALL ELECTRICS WORK, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: sea mist green cloth & vinyl
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Front Seat & Shoulder Belts & Rear Seatbelts
  • Options: Vinyl top
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Buick Electra 4DR Hardtop

Up for auction is my Dad's 1972 Custom Buick Electra 225 - 4 door Hard Top. He died soon after taking delivery of it in 1971. Mom wouldn't part with it even though she never drove.
All Original paint, 455 V-8 engine (neither burns nor leaks oil) & automatic transmissions plus original: Vinyl Top Tinted windshield (no cracks in any of the glass, dash, or door vinyl) Door guards & side door molding Cruise Control (works) Factory installed A/C (needs conversion to use modern coolant) Power Front Seat (6-way), windows, inside trunk release, door locks, and map light (all electricswork) Sporadic AM/FM Radio with rear speaker (loose wire?) Clock - never worked Spare hubcap and chrome trim from another '72 Electra 225 we owned.
Garage kept - trunk exterior is more weathered because car is too long to close our garagedoor.
New parts in last five years: Ever Start Battery (warrantied until January, 2019) Hankook White Wall Optima Tires new 2013 - now have 16K miles on them. Radiator Rebuilt OEM Carburetor
History: Driven intermittently from 1972 - 2006. Driven 4K miles/yr from 2006- 2017 when I purchased a newer minivan. Now driven monthly to keep everything moving. Used top tier AMOCO/BP Gas (regular unleaded is OK per the manual) Changed oil every 2000 miles.
Documentation: Original Sales Invoice & list of custom options Operator Manual ALL MAINTENANCE RECORDS since purchase in 1971
Runs well. Good drive train. Beautiful lines. No crashes.
Needs work to restore its original glory: body work on right rocker panel, trunk, and small rust spots. Paint job. One new gasket between front and rear window. Seat upholstery - I include the name of a company which makes accurate reproduction fabrics (cloth, interior and roof vinyl) for 1972 Buicks.
1971 Price: $6568. plus radio, speaker, undercoat and seat covers2018 Value: $3500. estimate (Hagerty and NADA guides) for a 1972 Buick Electra 225 in FAIR condition.