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This or That – Season 2: 1970 Buick Electra 225 or 1970 Chrysler 300

Posted April 11, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Editor’s note: This or That is not a comparison report between two vehicles, but rather a feature that enables us, in an idyllic world, to add a collectible vehicle into our dream garage on a regular basis, but with a catch: We can only pick one vehicle from this pairing, and it has to be for enjoyment purposes rather than as an investment.

Featured in this edition of This or That are a pair of 1970 convertibles from that year’s market segment rivals: a Buick Electra 225 and a Chrysler 300. Each represent the last of their kind. Though both continued to exist as regular production models beyond ’70, neither were offed in convertible guise the following year, signalling the beginning of the end of convertible production – especially full-size platforms – for years to come. Here are a few more details about each (if you want to read more than we’ve provided, both cars were former subject material in our Hemmings Classic Car magazine–just click on the links provided).

So which full-size convertible is it?

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04/11/2018 9:57 AM

I would have to go with the 300.

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04/11/2018 7:17 PM

Me too.

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04/12/2018 9:52 AM

Yep. I'll take the 1970 300 Hurst with the monster 440.

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