I ran across this unique automobile last spring on the highway between Sterling, IL and Polo, IL.
There was a sign that said I was in a community named Penrose. (See map. This car was at the intersection of Penrose Road and Freeport Road.)
It promised to be a warm Spring morning, but the dew was still clinging, and I wondered why the car was sitting with its top down, exposed to the elements.
A closer look revealed that this 1965 Buick Electra 225 is not, in fact, a convertible at all.
The chiseled 225 inch-long flagship of the Buick line was never offered as a four-door convertible. This car once had a solid steel roof, which had been quite skillfully removed. And replaced with nothing. The car has no top whatsoever.
Which explains why the interior has that “weathered” look.
Whoever removed the roof did a very clean job and obviously put a lot of time and effort into doing so.
Which left me wondering how the deuce-and-a-quarter came to sit here, drying off from dew and its sensitive vinyl interior about to be assaulted by the piercing rays of the rising sun.
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