1985 Buick Electra

In the Spring of 1984, Buick introduced an entirely new Electra. The front-wheel drive Electra and the new C body was downsized compared to the prior generation. The interior dimensions remained largely the same as the previous generation. Buick discarded all V8 engines and installed transverse-mounted V6 units. Power was initially provided by a carbureted 3.0-liter Buick V6 unit, a fuel injected 3.8 liter Buick V6, or a 4.3 liter Oldsmobile diesel V6 engines. Each engine was mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission with a 0.70:1 overdrive gear. After 1985, the 3.0-liter V6 and 4.3-liter diesel V6 were no longer offered.

The 1985 Electra rested on a 110.8-inch wheelbase platform which was 2 feet shorter and 4 inches narrower than its predecessor. It also weighed over 600 pounds less. The hood now opened from the rear.

Body style options included a Coupe and Sedan. A T Type and Park Avenue trim levels were offered. The T Type was a sportier version while the Park Avenue added more luxurious amenities. Standard equipment on the base model included four-speed overdrive automatic transmission, AM/FM stereo radio with seek/scan electronic tuning, power windows, six-way power driver's seat, electronic climate and level controls, side window defoggers, remote fuel filler door release, courtesy lights, trip odometer, velour upholstery, and headlamps-on reminder.

The Park Avenue trim level added a larger V6 engine, power door locks, tilt steering, power decklid release, rear reading lamps, wide bodyside moldings, accent paint striping, cruise control, and upholstery in cloth or leather.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017

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