5k: Head Turner: 1972 Buick Electra 225

The Buick Electra was in its 4th generation in the early 1970s and shared a chassis with other GM rear-whee-drive full sized C-body cars, including the Cadillac DeVille and Oldsmobile 98.  However, Sir Mix-A-Lot never picked the DeVille or 98 to star in a music video, so the Electra reigns supreme.  Find this 1972 Buick Electra 225 offered for $5,000 in Visalia, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

This Electra looks like a decent driver for the money, although more pictures (engine, interior, etc) would always give more confidence, especially considering the 2003 date stamp on this photo.  The Electra 225 was powered by a 455 cubic inch (7.5 liter) big block V8 putting out 350 horsepower and 510 ft-lbs of torque.  It won’t make the 4500 lb behemoth run like a scalded dog, but it’ll out power the brakes when you least expect it.

The only other picture of the Electra looks…well…Cadillac-y…what is going on here?  What just happened?

Keep laughin’ at the car and you might get clipped by a hooptie.  tips@dailyturismo.com