A Couple of Facts about the Buick Electra
- In 1959, the Buick Electra and Electra 225 were introduced as the luxury line of the Buick sedan family. Named the "deuce of a quarter," the Buick Electra 225 had an overall length of 5,715 millimeters.
- The Cadillac Series 62, De Ville, Sixty Special, Eldorado, and Oldsmobile 98 were some of the vehicles that shared the same body mold with the Buick Electra and Electra 225.
- Slanted headlights, a chromed square grille, "Delta-Fins," round headlights, and extra-wide moldings were the new styles included on the 1959 Electra and Electra 225.
- The 225 Riviera was Buick's top-of-the-line Electra model featuring a six-window hardtop roofline, which was exclusive only to the Cadillac. A standard four-window four-door hardtop was also made available for the Buick Electra 225 Riviera.
- Using the General Motors C-body design, the Buick Electra was fitted with a Wildcat V8 engine mated with a two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission. 12-inch finned aluminum brake drums, power steering, Foamtex seat cushions, padded dashboards, and an electric clock were some of the standard features on the Electra and Electra 225.
- Buick's Trishield logo and chrome Ventiports were first seen on the 1960 Electra and Electra 225. The Trishield logo is still being used on all the modern Buick cars, while four Ventiports were featured on each of the Electra's front fenders. Ventiports were designed by Buick to help ventilate a car's engine compartment.
- A "Mirrormatic" speedometer, 3-speed TH-400 (Turbo-Hydramatic), Accu-Drive front suspension, a Glare-proof rearview mirror, and a 401-cubic inch Nailhead V8 engine were some of the innovative technological features incorporated into the Buick Electra.
- The 1963 Buick Electra is considered as one of its largest and plushest models ever produced. Bright wheelhouses, lower body moldings, and a unique cast front grille were some of the new exterior design features on the Electra. Turbine-Drive automatic transmission, dual-speed electric windshield wipers, dual armrests, power steering, and two-way power seats were also introduced on the Electra.
- Nicknamed the "Working Man's Monroe", Vera Jayne Palmer or popularly known as Jayne Mansfield died in an automobile accident while riding a 1966 Buick Electra 225.
- A 1970 Buick Electra 225 made an appearance on the family film "Matilda". While on the television crime drama "Perry Mason", three Buick Electra 225's were featured during the show's third season.