Buick Electra top speed?

Asked by Nov 07, 2012 at 05:40 AM about the 1969 Buick Electra

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Hi Michael..yep I believe you, I found a figure of 130, what they said was "theoretical" because the speedometer was pinned at PAST 120, and 0-60 in 7.9..that IS a pin-you-back-in-the-seat car. If you have a habit of that please make sure your tires are rated for that...the danger is real for most tires

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Thanks, my estimation comes from some empirical testing and anecdotal evidence from drivers. I used V rated Eagle GT+4 "Police Pursuit" white stripe tires. Remember, this is the 430/455 developed at the latter part of the 1960's. Not a re-hash or over bore but a totally new design. 20 mpg, 425 HP/475 Lb-Ft, dyno (2009) Scotty's SRT, Shady Hills, Florida, Actual. 15.5 sec quarter mile at 89 mph for a 4,700 lb car. Ran down a BMW 5 Series. My car looks like this but is brown.

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