1970 Buick GSX Stage 1

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1...sorry the sound quality isn't too great!

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9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.





Triple Green 1971 Buick GS Stage 1





Muscle Car Of The Week Video #45: 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage 1 4-Speed
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com http://www.facebook.com/musclecaroftheweek Here's one for the Buick fans... a 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage 1 4-Speed in Saturn Yellow! Buick made 678 of these luxo-rockets in 1970, and they were certainly out of character for the Buick brand. Producing 360 horsepower and 510 ft. lbs. of torque, these capable street brawlers were running with the fastest Muscle Cars from any manufacturer. In fact, Motor Trend Magazine clocked a Stage 1 car tripping the lights in 13.35 seconds @ 105.5 mph in '70, fast enough to be called their quickest test of 1970. The Brothers Collection never disappoints, and it certainly appeals to all Muscle Car brands.





132215 / 1970 Buick GSX
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/c2yu5nl This matching-numbers 1970 GSX represents the very pinnacle of GM's muscle car development, and if you're serious about performance, this is a car that you should examine very closely. This car carries 100% of its original sheet metal and has been given an extensive restoration to concours levels. There was no way to avoid the blacked out hood and stripes along the side of your GSX, and why the heck would you want to do that? It looks incredibly aggressive, yet tasteful at the same time, exactly what you would expect from Buick's gentleman's express. Panel gaps are excellent throughout the car, and there's something about a Buick that just feels more substantial than the Chevy and Pontiac cousins—maybe thicker weather stripping or more sound deadener or something. Whatever the cause, this car seals up tight and is rattle-free, just like a new car would be. The finish is brilliant, using modern paints to achieve a depth and gloss that makes this car impossible to ignore at a show or on the street. The matching-numbers 455 in this GSX has been fully rebuilt to Stage 1 specs. That means bigger valves, a more aggressive camshaft, stronger valve springs, and revised jetting in the carburetor. Invisible upgrades include port-matched heads, intake, and Exhaust manifolds, making this one sweet-running big block. Cosmetically, the engine bay is ready for show, with the only variation from pure stock being a set of chrome OEM valve covers, although a set of red painted covers is included with the car for 100% authenticity. Decals, hoses, clamps, wiring, and other piece, including the ram air system, have been exactly replicated for show purposes. Also note that this Buick has A/C, which is fully restored and fully functional. The engine is backed by the original, numbers-matching TH400 3-speed automatic, perhaps the most indestructible automatic transmission ever created. Out back, Buick wisely chose to put 3.42s in their top performer—too much more gear and all you're going to do is make expensive rubber smoke. The entire chassis has been restored, with highly accurate details throughout. From the satin black floors to the detailed suspension, which appears to be powder-coated in finishes that approximate the original raw steel, this car will show well at any level. Flowmaster mufflers are the lone deviation from stock, but they sound amazing and perhaps even make some extra power, so who is complaining? Wheels are the best looking factory wheels ever made, with Goodyear Polyglas GT tires for an absolutely authentic look and feel. The black bucket seat interior is the perfect mix of performance and luxury, done as only Buick could have done it. The seats are full of fresh foam and new seat covers, and the carpet and headliner are new. Door panels are correct with unique GS badging, and the dashboard is full of restored gauges. The console houses the coolest automatic shifter ever invented, and the woodgrain adds an upscale touch. As I said, the A/C blows cold, the original radio works properly, and all the details that make the GSX unique, like the padded steering wheel, have been restored. Look at the prices on LS6 Chevelles and GTOs, then look at the price on this gorgeous Buick. Add in a matching-numbers driveline, factory A/C, and a spectacular restoration, and this particular GSX is the one to own. Drive it, enjoy it, take it to the Buick Nationals and have a ball, that's what this car is all about. Call now before the market catches on and discovers what awesome cars these really are.




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