1961-1962 Buick Electra Engine

Underneath the skin, the 1961-1962 Buick Electras were little changed, carrying the "Wildcat 445" engine offered since 1959.

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1961-1962 Buick Electra Specifications

On the surface, the 1961-1962 Buick Electra didn't seem to share much with its predecessors. Though the tailfins and brightwork disappeared, under the hood, the robust powertrain and chassis remained.


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, link-type stabilizer

Suspension rear: 3-link live axle, coil springs, track bar

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 126.0

Weight (lbs): 4,235-4,441

Top speed (mph): 115

0-60 mph (sec): 10.0-11.0 (est.)

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