1968 Buick Electra 225 Restomod

Lithia Springs, GA 30122
United States

1968 Buick
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Category  Classic Cars

Deuce and a Quarter"" Buicks have a strong following, but admittedly, this is probably going to be the coolest example you'll ever see. Yes, it's dark green over tan and has 4 doors, but that's pretty much where the comparisons to your Grandfather's old Electra stop. The epitome of a 'sleeper', this out-of-this-world 1968 Buick Electra 225 Restomod features a nicer paint job than it had when it was new, a high-end Peanut Butter leather interior stuffed with loads of goodies, a full .....
air-ride suspension, and a MONSTER 6.0L LS2 V8 punctuated with a Whipple Twin-Screw Supercharger. Built by the pros at Mo's Speed Shop (in fact, Mo had it built it for himself), it's one of those wild builds that seems more like a fever dream than an actual, real car.

225s are restored fairly often, but usually in coupe or convertible form and almost never to this high of a level, making this 'Eccentric Eclectic Electra' a bonafide custom creation that only people operating on a different wavelength can truly understand and appreciate. If you're one of those special, unique minds that can see this beauty for what it really is (a much-needed break from the norm), then stop reading and pick up the phone to buy the coolest, cleanest, and fastest 4-door vintage cruiser on the market today. The paint color should be familiar to Corvette fans " Polo Green borrowed from the C4 color chart. It was professionally applied by C&H Motorsports about a year ago when the car was built, and those boys did a great job with all that real estate. It's obvious they started with a very clean and solid car to begin with, so not much bodywork (if any) was required, and when they laid down the finish it's as if they stretched it tight over those long panels and big doors. Metallic flake in the finish really helps it sparkle, and the depth, clarity, and overall lustrous presentation looks amazing in person. There aren't many imperfections to speak of, which is pretty rare when describing an Electra, and if it wasn't for a little bubbling on the passenger's side quarter panel we'd dare call it show quality. The front grilles are gorgeous, the creases on the fenders are sharp, and the fins out back remind everyone that the Electra was the poor man's Cadillac back in the day. The chrome bumpers and brightwork absolutely glistens " a perfect contrast to the dark finish, and the headlights, glass, and badges are clear and unblemished, further proof that nothing was overlooked in this build.

Open those big doors and reveal the cavernous interior where Showtime Upholstery worked their magic to turn bland into beautiful. Supple yet firm Peanut Butter leather upholstery covers the bench seats fore and aft, the custom center console, the giant dashpad, and the deliciously ornate door panels. Everything inside was covered in high-end materials, from the suede headliner up top to the plush carpets on the floors, and the cabin feel practically new. Factory gauges sit behind crystal clear lenses inside the beautiful dash and keep a close eye on the monster under the hood, a billet steering wheel was mounted atop a tilt column to add a little spark inside, and a Classic Auto Air A/C unit was discreetly installed so as not to take away from the stock feel up front. Obviously, the mini center console is an aftermarket piece, but it blends in seamlessly with the dash thanks to matching leather hides, and it brings the cabin into the modern world with a USB port, cup holders, a JVC multi-media head unit, and a couple auxiliary gauges that monitor the air-ride system below. Other options include power windows, matching floormats, an electric e-brake, seatbelts, and an upgraded speaker system that absolutely kicks. Out back, the trunk was finished to match with tan carpets and hidden panels that house upgraded speakers, a couple Kicker subwoofers, and cleverly hide all the equipment for the EZ-Air air-ride system.

The high-powered, all-aluminum 6.0L LS2 V8 under the hood obviously wasn't factory-issue, but it's a neat fit in the engine bay nevertheless. Fuel-injected and packing huge horsepower and plenty of torque thanks to the attached Whipple Twin Screw Supercharger, it transforms this otherwise mild-mannered grocery-getter into a genuine sleeper that's capable of tangling with almost anything in a street race. Thankfully, it was smartly tuned to be driven with regular commuting in mind, so it's very manageable and pulls the heavy land yacht down the road with great aplomb. A modern wiring harness, Air Raid cold-air intake, serpentine belt system, and giant aluminum radiator with dual electric fans ready the Buick for the modern road, and it has the power, dependability, and road manners to be driven daily, which was the entire point of the build. A 4L60E automatic with overdrive transmission was swapped-in with that same thought in mind, while upgraded power steering and power front disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors make this Buick easy for anyone to handle. Underneath, there's an H-pipe dual exhaust system with dual mufflers and a pair of extra resonators that provide a terrific soundtrack, but it's not so overpowering that your neighbors will want to move away. And the aforementioned EZ-Air air-ride suspension is a 4-channel system that can raise or lower the car at every corner, setting a regular ride height for everyday cruising or a slammed stance when you want to be seen. A flashy set of Truespoke wire wheels with Buick spinners finish off the build perfectly, and they come wrapped in a killer set of 235/70/15 Vogues that will make every Cadillac green with envy.

Simply put, there's not another ""Deuce and a Quarter"" like this anywhere. If you're a fan of the wild, fast, and the little bit weird, then this sleeper Buick 225 Restomod is for you. Call today!

Lithia Springs GA 30122
United States
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