the story is . i found this in a old mans barn and it was sitting in there for about 12 years until i found it. at first i didnt know what it was , after a few days of research i found out there were only 1000 or so buick apollos with this gsx package , it came with a buick 350 but when the man got it he put a 455 big block in it and did some work to the engine it puts out about 515 torque and stock horsepower is 350 , but it has high performance cam aluminum intake , 600 holly four barrel carb , shift kit , and other stuff so maybe close to 400hp . this video was taken before it was tuned on lol still with alittle old gas and old plugs and points
1974 Buick Apollo GSX
1974 Buick Apollo GSX 455
--Originally 6 cyl automatic 10-bolt. Now 1970 455 Stage 1, Edelbrock b4b, John Osbourne Q-Jet, Forged Pistons, Custom Exhaust, MSD, turbo 400 switch-pitch transmission 1200-2800 stall, Frame tied, Ford 9", 3.50 Posi. Conversion performed by Tri-Shield Performance in 2004 at 51,000 original miles. Now has 59,000+. Vinyl top, chrome, stainless, and most of the interior is original. Repainted once in original color and had GSX decal package reproduced from the originals prior to stripping the car. Its been a good dependable cruiser.
67 Olds 442 Burnout at Lorentz Wedding
This was a video I took of my best friend and his wife after their wedding. I purchased the car in origional condition in 1999 when I was in high school. It then was a Cutlass Supreme with the origional Rocket 330 and 2 speed Jetaway auto trans. I drove it without any mods for about a year then I decided to fit a Olds 455 in it. I built the engine from a Vista Cruiser and put a turbo 400 behind it with a full manual shift. I then completely rebuilt the rear axle and put lower gears in it with the olds cone type posi. I call it a 442 but it was a CS.
I ran it down the strip a few times and it got mid 14's. One day testing on the track the float in the carb failed and ran the engin dry at full throttle halfway down the quarter mile. The resulting super lean mixture at 6000 rpm cracked #8 piston. I did not know it was damaged at the time since it was running well so I readjusted the carb a drove it home. On one of my trips from WYOTECH to home I gunned it hard up a hill and the piston let go. It was fun while it lasted.
I then removed the engine and took the car to my Chassis Fab class at WYOTECH where I completely removed the body, boxed the frame and control arms and installed an NHRA certified rollcage.
I was then deployed to Iraq for a year and then was married-----I never had the time or money to finish my project. I sold it to my best friend for $1000 and he has turned it into more than I could ever afford. There is most likely 10 grand in the engine alone and more mods are being done everyday. Its great to still be able to see the car I fell in love with 10 years ago being enjoyed today by a great friend.
1969 Buick Special Deluxe (Skylark/GS Base Model)
This is my 69 Buick Special Deluxe (which is actually pretty hard to find now-a-days. They're mostly Skylarks and GSs now) I got a little over a week ago. Got it for $2500. Its in fantastic condition for being non-restored for 41 years. Got a 250ci Chevy Straight-6 (the smallest engine you could get on the car at the time) and a 3 speed stick on the tree. I love this car so much!