YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, June 9, 2013
Been passing this 1977 Buick Electra 225 in pretty much this same spot in this Grand Island yard for a couple of years now, and figured it was parked there for the duration. Then one day I went by and it was gone — sold, I’d figured. Then the next day I saw it in the parking lot of what I assume is the owner’s workplace. So it’s not finished after all, it’s still on the road! These 1977 full-sized GM cars were the first of the General’s down-sizing project, where boats like the Electra went from being huge to just being rather large. Here’s how the brochure described the transformation: “The 1977 Electra. An Electra with a new brace of talents that make it a car of today, the future, instead of a tribute to the past. Its new silhouette is lean, aerodynamic…” Okay, that’ll do for now. Imagine writing that with a straight face. From where I sit, this Electra is about as aerodynamic as Sponge Bob Square Pants. And that, I guess, is why I’m doing this instead of writing ad copy.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know