I'm pretty sure what we are looking at here is a 1968 Buick Electra 225 sedan. The sculpted body lines trashed as they are and missing their trim look about right. One can only guess about the roof. This shot interested me because I actually owned one of these land yachts back in the late seventies. It was a high-milage 65' Electra 225. The guy wanted $250 and I needed a car.

The paint was peeling and it's fender skirts were gone, but the black vinyl interior was decent. I remember having to use both feet on the brake pedal to haul this behemoth down from highway speed and realizing it was going to be a lot thirstier than the 1960 VW I was used to driving. Another little bit of trivia... they called the Electra 225 "deuce and a quarter" because of it's overall length. Back then, a lot of ride for a little money.


GM, BUICK, 1965 BUICK ELECTRA 225
HIGH DESERT DEUCE AND A QUARTER