Friday, March 30, 2012
Pleasanton Street Sighting - 1963 Buick Electra 225 convertible
With the exception of the headlight treatment, I quite like the styling of the '63 Electra 225. The rear angles are particularly attractive to me, with rear quarter panels styled so sharply that you could practically slice cheese on them, and taillamps set deep beyond those wonderfully useless bumpers. Clearly this is a car designed to cruise and not crash. The owner of this beautifully straight Bronze Mist barge has elected to add some elaborate pinstriping to the hood and trunk lid, a custom touch I don't particularly care for. However, the whitewall tires with chrome five-spoke wheels are perfect. It just needs a center cap on the right rear and someone with enough patience to find a good classic rock station on the AM band.