Nigerian statesman, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (16 November 1904 – 11 May 1996), popularly known as “Zik“, was Governor General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966.
During his presidency, the elder stateman had been pictured being chauffeured around in a luxury 1959 Buick Electra 225 Convertible. An did you also noticed the iconic Volkswagen Beetle convoy car in the picture?
On the outside, this particular 1959 Electra 225 luxury model, which shares the same appearance with the cheaper lesabre and Invicta models, has exclusive features like super deluxe wheelcovers, outside rearview mirror, full wheelcovers and “slanted” headlights.
Inside, features includes power windows, leather seat and interiors, two-speed electric windshield wipers, trip mileage indicator, cigar lighter, dual sunshades, step-on parking brake, dual horns, twin-turbine automatic transmission, electric clock, trunk light, glovebox light, power steering and power brakes.
Power comes from a 401 cubic-inch Wildcat V8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, 10.25 to 1 compression ratio and 325 horsepower (242 kW) mated to a two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission.