During the mid-Sixties, size was "in," and the 1965-1969 Buick Electra 225s looked the part with their right-angle rear quarter panels. Oddly, after completely abandoning tailfins in 1961, this mildly restyled Electra's back fenders protruded past the deck to give just a hint of the old finned look.
Coincidence? Or was it a mild harkening back to the bolder past?
Either way, the horizontal look now was de rigueur. Electra filled that bill handily, highlighted by a wide ribbed trim strip that extended all the way from the front wheels to the back bumper, crossing the rear fender skirts, to enhance the car's vastly long silhouette.
The expected quad headlights stood side-by-side in a straight-up mesh grille. Four wide stylized VentiPorts arranged in a row told viewers this was indeed a Buick.
"It's big, it's sleek, and it rides like a dream," Electra prospects were informed by the 1965 sales catalog. Better yet, it "has the look of solid success," just the thing to let people know "you've arrived." No idle boast, that.
An Electra sedan stretched out at the curb really did look like it belonged to someone who'd achieved worldly success, and didn't hesitate to flaunt it. At least a little.
Stretching 224 inches from stem to stern, an Electra proclaimed one's role in the material world with restrained elegance as opposed to gaudy baubles. Interiors, to no one's surprise, put plush comfort uppermost, fitted with a selection of fine fabrics and leather-grained vinyls.
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