So here we have Danny R. from Tennessee and "The Buick". His most loved MoreDoor (because who says we can only have one??) is a 1969 Buick Electra 225 with 68k miles. Let's face it; we all have pet names for the motorized ladies and I like his choice! Simple, yet effective. He got "The Buick" about 4 yrs ago from an ad posted on where else?? - Craigslist. Some valuable gems are hidden in those Craigslist ads! He saw it and had to have it. He actually traded a bodydropped S10 on air ride for it. Gotta love CL!
Of course in the motor world there are those of us who love modifying and those who love to keep classics (MoreDoor or not) well...classic. All original. No changes. Well our man Danny favors modifying and let me tell you what a job he has done so far!
Danny, with some help from his cousin, upgraded the tired, original 430 big block to a 5.3LS out of a 2005 Chevy pickup with 60k miles mated to the original TH400 transmission and still CURRENTLY has the original 10 bolt rearend with 2.56 gears. Other upgrades: an Edlebrock dual plane carb'd intake manifold, Proform 650 double pumper, MSD 6LS ignition box, GMPP "hot cam" with valve springs, the exhaust is a set of stainless headers, 2-1/4" dual exhaust with a x-pipe and Flowmasters turned down over the rearend. Amazing. Watch the video. Sounds tough!
"...the exhaust is a set of stainless headers, 2-1/4" dual exhaust with a x-pipe and Flowmasters turned down over the rearend. Amazing. Watch the video. Sounds tough!"
As for MoreDoor memories?? Danny remembers his grandfather having two: an Olds of unknown model and year and a 1972 Dodge Dart Custom. The Dodge was his grandfather's last car and Danny's first. What better way to begin a an interest with the MoreDoor culture?
Finally, MANY THANKS to Danny R. for letting us feature his 1969 Buick Electra! You've done an awesome job giving life and personality to "The Buick" and giving us one more MoreDoor to show some love. Feel free to post comments or questions for Danny below.