1959 Buick Electra 225 Hardtop at Weston Park April 2015

The Finest Buick

This stunning 1959 Buick Electra 225 hardtop was a personal favourite. Dressed in glacier metallic green (so says the brochures but please correct me), it looked like the kind of vehicle a character in Thunderbirds would swish about in.

It’s a car that represents the height of the fins decade but opting for a more delta angled swoop than the vertical fins of the equally exotic 59 Cadillac.

It’s difficult to put into words what these Electras and cars of a similar styling actually look like when you are close up and personal. Breathtaking is an understatement. The space age lines are accentuated by the generous chrome trims and the whole car just screams fly me.


Seriously, this design should have found it’s home among the clouds but I’d settle for a 60 mph cruise along a stateside freeway in it anytime.

Sadly I never got to meet the owners but if you are reading this get in touch as I’d love to add some history to this little write-up.

Enjoy the pictures! Check out this video of the 1959 Buick Electra showing at Weston Park.

IMPORTANT: The details below are for a ‘standard’ vehicle and are not representative of the car shown which may have had options added when purchased.

    • Electra introduced in 1959
    • Bodystyle 59-60
    • Predecessor 58 Limited (complete redesign)
    • Cars produced 6324
    • Power front brakes
    • Power steering
    • Two speed window wipers
    • Full-length stainless trim and rear fender trim
    • Deluxe steering wheel
    • Electric clock
    • Map light
    • Mojave cloth upholstery
    • Rear seat armrests
    • Full floor carpeting
    • Padded instrument panel
    • Chrome Electra emblem
    • Super deluxe wheel covers
    • Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
    • Chrysler New Yorker
    • Wheelbase 126.3in
    • Length 225.4in
    • Width 80.7in
    • Height 55.5in
    • Legroom (front) 43.8in
    • Legroom (rear) 45.0in
    • Fuel capacity (gals) 20.0
    • Top speed 121mph
    • 0-60mph 9.9 seconds
    • 0-100mph 29.9 seconds


Quick vote – 59 Buick Electra or 59 Cadillac Fleetwood


Author: Jason

American car and retro lifestyle fan. Get in touch, I'd love to get your car, bike, event or club on this website.

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