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1960 Buick Electra


1960 Buick Electra Specifications
With the 1960 Electra, Buick's trademark front-fender
With the 1960 Electra, Buick's trademark front-fender
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The 1960 Buick Electra was softer and more subdued than its 1959 predecessor. But with tailfins, VentiPorts, and a "Wildcat 445" engine, the sedan was still a highly stylized -- not to mention, powerful  -- luxury tourer.

Specifications

Engines: ohv V-8, 401 cid (4.19 × 3.64), 325 bhp

Transmission: Turbine Drive (twin turbine) automatic

Suspension front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension rear: live axle, coil springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 126.3

Weight (lbs): 4,453-4,653

Top speed (mph): 110-180

0-60 mph (sec): 11.0-12.0

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