1959 Buick Electra Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1959 - 1970
Price : $3,820-$4,300
Weight : 4560 lbs | 2068.381 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 6571 cc | 401.0 cu in. | 6.6 L.
Power : 325 BHP (239.2 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.2 in | 106 mm.
Stroke : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Compression : 10.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
1 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Automatic Twin Turbine Dynaflow

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1959 : 285,089
Total 1959 Electra production : 66,493
1959 Buick Electra
Convertible Coupes : 11,216
Convertible Coupes : 5,493
Hardtops : 20,612
Hardtops : 10,491
Sedans : 12,357
Sedans : 6,324

Handling

1959 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,200
Avg. Household Income : $5,010
Avg. Home : $12,400
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

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