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1960 Buick Electra 225


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In June of 1960, LeRoy Smith, a 27-year-old steel worker for Inland Steel in Erie, Pennsylvania, was driving down French Street past Roth Motors when he noticed a brand-new Electra convertible through the showroom’s window. One look at the gold 225 and he was hooked. He was young, he was excited, and he just had to have that car. With several options – but lacking air-conditioning and bucket seats – the price of the Electra was $3,895, which included taxes, delivery and accessories.


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