I’d really like to find a set of bucket seats for the Buick. The kind that came in the Invicta “Custom” and were an option for the Electra. When they come available, they are very spendy. A pair recently turned up on eBay, but in pretty bad shape, missing the trim but including lots of rust. The auction ended at $762.51 USD. Pretty steep for a pair of rust buckets! No, I didn’t bid. These were from a 1960 Pontiac Bonneville, but are the same as the ones used in Buicks. They also came in 1959-1960 Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles. There was no option for these from Chevrolet. A decent restorable pair will typically sell for more than $1500 but can go much higher.
Here are pics of the seats from the auction:
An here’s how good they are supposed to look:
I think I’ll keep my eyes open for a nice pair. Certainly this is a very low priority, considering all the other work that the car needs. They are just so darn cool, I “gotta” have ’em!
I too have a 60′ Invicta convertible, with a bench seat. I’ve been looking for buckets for a while now, and they are surely rare and expensive. I did run across a really nice clean set at a flea market this year, but the guy wanted $2,500 for the set and wouldn’t budge from the price. The 1959-1961 buckets are very similar to the 62′-65′ buckets without the metal backrest panel. I’m wondering if someone could make a mold and produce fiberglass backrest panels that could be attached to the relatively cheap 62′-65′ bucket seat frames???
$2500 would have been a pretty good deal. Still a lot of money, but apparently the “going price” is much higher than that.
The seats are significantly different than the ’62-’65 seats, but you could certainly “faux” a set by doing what you are suggesting.
HI, I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A PAIR THAT ARE IN DECENT SHAPE. THEY ARE COMPLETE AND HAVE NO RUST. THEY CAME OUT OF MY 59 ELECTRA 225 CONVERTIBLE WHICH I TOTALED IN 1968. I HAVE KEPT THEM ALL THESE YEARS, BUT NOW I,M CLEANING HOUSE. THEY ARE MEDIUM GREEN METTALIC WITH WHITE PIPING. THE BOTTOM CUSHION OUTER PANELS WERE REPLACED JUST BEFORE I WRECKED THE CAR. THE SEATS ARE LEATHER EXCEPT THE REPLACEMENT PANELS ARE VINYL. THE STAINLESS IS IN GOOD CONDITION, THE MOTOR IS STILL INTACT BUT I CANT FIND THE POWER OR DRIVE CABLE. THANKS, DAVE
Are these seats still available and if so how much? Shipping to Goshen KY just outside of Louisville?
HI LARRY, JUST HAPPENED TO NOTICE THE REPLY THAT I SENT TO DAVE RE BUICK BUCKET SEATS. YES I STILL HAVE THEM. THE FRAMES ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND THE LEATHER IS INTACT, BUT HARD. THE STAINLESS IS VERY GOOD WITH JUST A FEW SMALL IMPERFECTIONS. I WANT $4500 FOR THEM AND THAT WILL INCLUDE THE FREIGHT. CALL ME FOR MORE INFO IF INTERESTED AT 541-479-0312
HI LARRY, JUST FOLLOWING UP TO SEE IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN THE BUCKET SEATS, IF NOT, I WILL BE LISTING THEM NEXT WEEK ON E-BAY. MY PRICE NOW IS $4200 FREIGHT INCLUDED. IF INTERESTED CALL ME AT 541-479-0312