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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    There have been a few local Electras here in Washington. There is a nice 1978 Park Avenue 2 door in Seattle that I thought about taking a look at, but I would rather have a 1976.
    Mike

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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Another rust-bucket has turned up here, apparently there's a copper coloured one running around here. It needs a total restoration as it has been exposed to Alberta salt since it was new. What I don't have yet is a phone number for the guy, he just turned up at a local car show with it and a "for Sale" sign on it and abandoned the car with no phone number on it. But it was a '75 Park Avenue with a console. I've got a few people trying to run it down...I'll let you know if I get anywhere.

    As for your previous comment, I agree, the "umlaut-ed" version would have looked better, but I'm on a computer at work and some people wouldn't appreciate if I turned the computer on to a German keyboard.

    Hopefully the red car pans out and you get it; I would have never thought it would be so difficult to find a '75 PA; - thanks to this thread I have a new appreciation for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66electrafied View Post
    I would have never thought it would be so difficult to find a '75 PA; - thanks to this thread I have a new appreciation for them.
    Marc,

    It looks like it's the new holy grail of Buicks....
    Gary is even offering to build a clone (sorry: tribute...) 1975 Park Avenue, using a 1976 Electra Limited....

    Isn't it amazing, a clone mid-seventies C-body Buick

    Please let me know about the AB car, always nice to see a few photos of it

    By the way: The red AZ car has the centre console.
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    with the 71-76 gm cars between the rust under the tops stupid gm rot everywhere else accidents fires chopped up for parts crushed trees falling on catching fire and the demo derbies there is not a lot of 71-76 gms left. Buick was top of the line in my opinion so it cost more so less sold. the park ave was about 25% of the cars if i recall. after everything I would bet that there are less than 200. I know of 2 that are being ready to be derbied. one the roof has more holes that Swiss cheese does and the other has rust around rear window fenders quarter panels ect. a lot of parts have been removed already
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    New addition 1975 Park avenue 25k Original miles

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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    So, you are saying that a 71-76 GM car had a bigger chance of being hit by a falling tree, compared to other GM cars ?

    Quote Originally Posted by garyd View Post
    with the 71-76 gm cars between the rust under the tops stupid gm rot everywhere else accidents fires chopped up for parts crushed trees falling on catching fire and the demo derbies there is not a lot of 71-76 gms left.
    Buick was top of the line in my opinion so it cost more so less sold. the park ave was about 25% of the cars if i recall
    I don't really think that 25% of all 71-76 GM cars were Park Avenues...
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    no erik you know what i mean 25% or somewhere around there were park ave buick electra's 75-76 im using trees as an example their could be hail ect that damages the car.come on you know what i mean the 71-76 gm cars is what the demo derby guys like especially 74-76 they hit the hardest . they especially love the tow package cars

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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    According to the numbers I have here, only 6079 cars (18%) came with the Park Avenue option package for model year 1975.
    And only 37 cars (0.1%) came with the Park Avenue DeLuxe option package.
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    so then there are prob less then 200 left and not all of them came with consol
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    If "prob" means probably, you are saying that you never will know for sure how many are still around.

    I think that there are more around, because top of the line cars are garaged and looked after by the first owner.
    In the past 4 months I have already seen around 20 of those cars for sale on the internet, so there are more out there......
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Too bad that this is a 1976 model, and it doesn't have the 40/40 seats + centre console, otherwise I would be really interested.
    Black with a red interior, very nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Craigslist seller:

    1976 Buick PARK AVENUE Electra LTD Restored COLD A/C Awesome!! - $6900 (Fenton - TONS OF PICS!!)

    Up for sale is my friends 1976 Buick Electra Park Avenue LTD 4 Door.
    It has the Legendary Buick 455 Engine!!
    Fully Loaded and Fully Restored!!
    Recent Repaint on a RUST FREE Survivor.
    Only 91,000 Miles.

    The Interior is Original and Flawless.
    Includes The Original Buick Logo Floormats Too.
    No Rips, Stains or Marks.
    Not Only is The Paint New, But 90% of the Trim was Replaced With NOS Original GM Trim and is AWESOME!!

    The Tires are Brand New on Original Buick Wheels.
    The Bumpers are Original and Very Nice.
    Recent Tuneup, etc.
    The A/C is Ice Cold, The Power Windows all Work, A Very Nice, Well Sorted Car. Runs and Drives Great!!

    He Even Has The Owners Manual.
    Always Garaged!!
    Not a Car You Need To Work On.
    Just Get In and Enjoy!
    A Steal at Only $6,900.00. Call or Text 810.252.**** ANYTIME.
    My Name is Jon.













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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    ^^^^^

    Gotta love the pimpin red interior. My best friends dad back in the 1980's drove a 1977 Park Avenue with the same cushy red seats. They were comfortable for long drives! Pimpin Buicks baby.
    Craig from Shreveport
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    1976 is a better looking model year IMO.

    Odd that it doesn't have a power passenger seat or rear defog/defrost of some sort.
    Mike

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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Quote Originally Posted by 78ParkAvenue View Post
    Odd that it doesn't have a power passenger seat [...]
    Why is that strange ?
    For model year 1975, only 41.1% of the Electra Limiteds came with a power passenger seat:



    Do you know the option figures for the model year 1976 Electra Limiteds ?
    If you do, please post them in this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorcheat View Post
    ^^^^^

    Gotta love the pimpin red interior. My best friends dad back in the 1980's drove a 1977 Park Avenue with the same cushy red seats. They were comfortable for long drives! Pimpin Buicks baby.
    Disco-tech Red I always call it.
    My folks had a '77 Olds 98 that was white with the red padded vinyl top and red crushed velour interior. Totally fab man.

    Quote Originally Posted by 78ParkAvenue View Post
    1976 is a better looking model year IMO.
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    There is a model year 1976 Electra Limited Park Avenue for sale on eBay now.

    28,000 miles, buy it now price US$ 10,000.00

    Click photos to view eBay auction







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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    I'd be surprised if it sold for that much, appraised or not. He could maybe get that much if he took really good pictures, but those thin yellowing white wall tires bring the appearance down.

    Then again, very few Park Avenues go up for sale, so some guy who can't wait might hit the BIN button.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by eBay seller:
    Sells to: United States

    But it's also advertised on a Russian eBay partner website
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78ParkAvenue View Post
    I'd be surprised if it sold for that much, appraised or not. He could maybe get that much if he took really good pictures, but those thin yellowing white wall tires bring the appearance down.

    Then again, very few Park Avenues go up for sale, so some guy who can't wait might hit the BIN button.
    Definitely needs more & higher quality photos.
    Appraisals don't mean squat to anyone but perhaps an insurance company, and there isn't a large following for the full size luxo boats to begin with. Under appreciated I think.
    But then again I have gravitated towards them for as long as I have had a driver's license.

    I think the "Buy it Now" listing is the worst type to use for selling a car on eBay. I watch quite a few eBay listings, and rarely do they result in a sale. Same with those that do an auction but set the starting price too high.
    And they will list the car over and over again the same way with the same results.

    I would bet if left to bidders in an auction style format it would be bid up to around $5,000.
    My opinion for what it's worth.
    Dale

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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Ask for better quality photos (including interior!; you want to know if it has got the 'holy grail' of consoles) through email and make an offer (like Dale suggested around $5,000)
    Rob

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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Wrong model year for me, also because of the new road tax exempt law in the Netherlands.
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boattail View Post
    , also because of the new road tax exempt law in the Netherlands.
    Although not decided yet by the government, this car, under the proposed changes, will cost 120 euros per year. (and I will have to keep the 75 Riviera in storage for almost 2 years )
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Riv View Post
    Although not decided yet by the government, this car, under the proposed changes, will cost 120 euros per year. (and I will have to keep the 75 Riviera in storage for almost 2 years )
    It will cost a little bit more road tax, because I like to drive my cars, so an LPG conversion is the first thing it will need.
    And this is what I wrote about that last year:

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boattail View Post
    For a car like the Park Avenue above (2410 KG with the 100 litre LPG tank, 2310 KG without that tank) road tax for LPG is 3064,00 Euro a year
    !975 model = road tax exempt in 2015
    !976 model = road tax exempt in 2016

    I like the 1975 model better, and it will also save me a lot of money in road tax

    3,064.00 Euro = 4,065.24 US$
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78ParkAvenue View Post
    I'd be surprised if it sold for that much [...]
    There's another 1976 Limited for sale on eBay, but this is a 2 drs coupe, so it does not have the Park Avenue option package.
    40,660 miles, BIN price is US$ 30,000.00:

    Quote Originally Posted by eBay seller:
    THIS VEHICLE IS IN MINT CONDITION AND HAS NEVER SEEN ANY SNOW.
    THIS VEHICLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN STORED IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE ROOM.
    THIS CAR HAS ONLY BEEN OUT ON SUNDAY DRIVES.
    ORIGINAL MILES 40,660.
    IT HAS NATUAL WOOD TRIM INSIDE AND BRIGHT WHITE LEATHER SEAT.
    YOU HAVE TO SEE AND DRIVE THIS VEHICLE TO BELIEVE IT.
    Click photos to view eBay auction







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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boattail View Post
    There's another 1976 Limited for sale on eBay,




    Is that an original color for a '76 Buick?
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    Default Re: 1975 Electra 225 Limited Park Avenue

    And another 1976 Electra Limited with the Park Avenue option package on eBay.
    Starting bid is US$ 5,000.00, the Buy It Now price is (again) US$ 10,000.00.

    The asking price on Madison, WI Craigslist is US$ 5,500.00.

    Quote Originally Posted by Car owner:
    Selling a very nice 1976 Buick Electra 225 Park Avenue.
    Four door Landau top.
    455, factory A/C, electric windows, electric seats, 8 track player, and much more.

    This is a one owner car, bought off the show room floor in Kansas City in 1976 and only has 86,000 original miles.
    The car inside and out is in great condition.
    Please email me if you have any questions.

    Couple very small scratches on driver side door.
    Unattached visor.
    The car is in great shape!
    Click photos to view eBay auction









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