1970 Buick GS Stage 1
1970 Buick GS
If you are looking for a muscle car but don't want the same Camaro with racing stripes as the
other guys then you have found the next piece for your collection. With
the split style grill like a Firebird or Oldsmobile and long roofline like
a Chevelle the Buick Gran Sport creates a look that is all its own. This
1970 Buick GS was fully restored and has a beautiful finish. It is always
a hit at car shows where it is always one of the more unique muscle cars in
the lot. It is coated a very nice Red that has a great shine. The correct
style hood is in place with dual center air dams that just add to that over
all tough appearance. There is no doubt the car has a look that tells
others you just don't want to mess with it. The chrome bumpers have a
great shine and are cleanly mounted in place. All of the stainless trim
around the grill, windows, and down the side have a nice finish with no
issues. The rocker panel trim has matching Red paint and shines just as
nicely as the rest. The glass is all in good condition and with a slight
tint looks great next to the Red. The correct GS and Stage 1 emblems are
mounted in place on the rear deck, front fenders, and front grill with
nothing missing. The dual style headlights are nicely framed with polished
trim and work properly. Under all 4 corners are a nice set of Rally style
wheels that are a combo of chrome and Black.
Powering this matching down the road is the correct style GS Stage 1 455
motor that is finished out in the original style. The air dams on the hood
were certainly not for show and feed air into the original style air
cleaner that is even topped with the correct decals. Chrome valve covers
have been added with most other components having a nice Black finish. The
The interior is complete in all Black and the dual front bucket seats are
very comfortable. Headrests are in place and the seat backs are
adjustable. They sit to each side of the original center console which
often gets lost on some of these old classics. It is accented with the
correct wood trim which you will also find on the dash. The original
gauges, knobs, and switches are all there and working well. The factory AC
system utilizes the original vents inset into the dash and blows cold.
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1972 Buick GS STK 1404
By now, everyone knows better than to mess with the big, bad, 455 GS
Buicks, right? Bordering on insanely overpowered from the factory, a few
bolt-on parts can turn these flying bricks into weapons that will leave
Dodge Viper owners sobbing. Sinister in that bright red paint job, this
well-restored, 700-mile car tells you all you need to know about Buick
performance in the late �70s. Sure the shape of the body says
conservative, but the way it�s dressed smacks you like a two-by-four to
the back of the head. The N25 bumper package and with a hood tack and 3
piece spoiler makes the exclamation point. You just can�t miss these cars
driving down the road, and by the time you�ve seen one, it�s already
too late�you won�t catch it and the new stainless steel brakes will
help keep it under control. On this particular car, the paint is in good
condition all around with factory panel alignment. The red is glossy and
deep, exactly the way you want it on one of these cruisers. There are a few
touch-ups here and there�the car is, after all, 39 years old�but even
with a numbers matching GS it�s clear that this car was never used as a
daily driver. All the glass is good, and the seals are supple, suggesting
that this car has been properly treated for its entire life. There are no
signs of damage to the bumpers, no little nicks on the leading edge of the
nose, and the flanks are thankfully free of parking lot door dings. This is
a nice car that presents well, and you know how hard it is to make red look
The engine on this car is 100% stock, except the original heads. In the car
are T/A aluminum heads port and polished that add that little extra
someth'n, someth'n when you mash the gas. With almost all of the original
equipment still intact. Look at the pictures and you can see how
well-maintained this car is. Everything is in very good condition and
it�s obvious that this car has never seen snow. There�s not any
additional flash under there, but it is 95% factory original and correct,
which is probably a lot more important on a relatively rare car like this
one. The 455 cubic inch motor is backed by the ultra-reliable T400
automatic, a transmission which has served honorably and faithfully behind
these big block motors. Out back there�s a set of 3.42 gears in posi trac
pumpkin, offering great off-the-line go and impressive high-speed cruising
The stock black GS interior is just as impressive as the exterior. The
dashboard is pure original. A set off Sunpro gauges mounted just below the
radio helps keep tabs on the performance of thie monster under the hood.
Regal, with the long, rectangular speedometer augmented by a small bar
graph style tachometer and Boost
gauge. The upholstery is in excellent condition with no excessive wear, and
certainly no rips, tears, or stains anywhere. The headliner is perfect, the
carpets look almost new, and the dashboard has no sign of cracking or sun
damage. The A/C blows cold, the AM/FM stereo woks properly, and the car is
ready for a summer�s worth of cruising and stop light grand prix.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more
information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
134023 / 1970 Buick GSX
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In 1970 Buick introduced the GSX as their answer to Pontiac's GTO Judge and
Chevrolet's Chevelle SS454. Modestly rated at 360hp and 510 ft./lb. of
torque, the GSX Stage 1 was described as a more luxurious HEMI 'Cuda
because of its lighter weight and amazing power. In 2002, this particular
example won a Senior Award from the Buick Club of America and the 'A' Body
of The Year award at the Buick Nationals. In 2010 it racked up Concours
Gold awards at both the Buick Performance Group Nationals and GS Nationals.
Literally every nut and bolt on this GSX Stage 1 has been replaced to
factory standards and showroom shine to ensure that it gets the most points
possible from any discerning judge. Every weld and gap is perfect making
for excellent panel fit and functionality giving this Buick a menacing, yet
luxurious appearance. Chrome bumpers, door handles and window trim add an
element of class and luxury. The combination of black, white and chrome is
complemented by small splashes of color like the rear GSX decals and red
pin stripping around the GSX side stripe. Red, white and blue Buick
tri-shield center caps are bolted to GSX specific chrome trimmed 15 inch
Rallye wheels. Those stylish Rallye wheels are wrapped in reproduction
Super Wide Oval tires as if the car had just left the factory.
Buick's mighty 455 big block V8 was one of the first motors to utilize thin
wall casting and as a result is lighter than a comparable Chevrolet 454.
Take one look under the hood at the numbers matching 455 and you'll see why
this GSX is a gold winning car. Everything from the battery to the decals
has been restored to showroom quality and nothing less than best of show.
This particular GSX was up fitted from the factory with the Stage 1
performance package which added a hotter cam, bigger valves, low
restriction Exhaust and revised jets
in the Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor. The result is an unpublished rating
of 425hp and a ride that you'll never forget.
This GSX also features Buick's Rallye Ride Control Package which includes a
rear stabilizer bar, firmer front and rear shocks, rear firm ride springs
and rear lower control arm assemblies. Connecting that massive power with
this enhanced driving system is a factory option, numbers matching
close-ratio 4-speed transmission. Equipped in only 188 Buick GSX's for
1970, that transmission sends the torque to the ground via 3.64 gears in a
numbers matching high performance Buick Posi-Traction rear axle. At the
front corners, factory power assisted discs and at the rear corners,
factory power assisted drums bring everything to a stop. The guys at Then
and Now topped off the restoration with a new fuel tank, new fuel lines,
new brake lines, new body mounts and a fresh GM black undercoating.
This sale includes documentation from the GSX Historic Society showing the
car to be GSX number 622 of 678 produced for 1970. Also included are
Concours gold plaques from the GS Nationals and Buick Performance Group
Nationals as well as the Buick Club of America gold medal, affixed to the
grille of the car, signifying senior award status. The car features a
numbers matching 455 V8, a numbers matching 4 speed close ratio
transmission and a numbers matching 3.64 high performance rear end. It is
one of 178 Apollo White cars produced and one of 188 cars equipped with the
Even after 40 years the interior of the GSX still feels luxurious and
comfortable. The gauge cluster consists of a clock and brightwork set
against wood grain texture. The seats and door panels feature upgraded
vinyl, adding to the fresh feeling created by the nicer GSX dash.
This gorgeous GSX has the hardware to satisfy your wants and the class to
fulfill your needs. It has enough power under its hood, luxury behind its
doors and trophies under its belt to make any car guy happy. The sale
includes concours gold plaques from the GS Nationals and Buick Performance
Group Nationals and documentation from the GSX Historic Society. Call today
for a chance to own this award winning car!
134283 / 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1
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When GM lifted their ban of engines larger than 400 cubic inches in
intermediate cars, the Buick camp responded with a legendary piece of
muscle car history. The GS was the go-to for anyone who put equal emphasis
on pure comfort and brute power. This Sloan-documented 1970 GS 455 is the
beneficiary of an extensive frame-off restoration which has already claimed
some significant awards. Accolades include a Concours Gold First Senior
award at the 2012 Buick Club of America Nationals.
While Buick's GSX made its presence loud and clear with two strong color
options, the GS455 went about things in a slightly more sophisticated way.
This GS 455 wears a refreshing mix of fresh Burgundy Mist and Glacier White
paint for a refined appearance. Only the functional hood scoops hint at the
cars performance capabilities. All brightwork has been polished or
replaced, including the showroom fresh bumpers which were rechromed by
Inside the car, Buick design remains at the forefront. An all new Pearl
White interior from Legendary Auto Interiors offers new carpet, bucket
seats, door panels, and a taut new headliner. Presentation is great thanks
to details like freshly rechromed center console trim and a new steering
wheel. Upgrades include a full Custom Autosound stereo system with direct
The stock Buick 455 was a strong engine, offering a factory rated 360 horsepower and 510
lb. /ft. of torque but this GS takes things to the next level. Lift the
hood and a deceptively stock-appearing bay hosts a fully rebuilt 470ci
Buick motor full of high-quality parts. Built by Tri-Shield Performance,
the block hosts pieces like Diamond forged pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, and
a TA cam. At the top, a ported stock intake works alongside ported and
polished aluminum SE Stage 1 heads to help make a stout 507 horsepower.
Behind that powerhouse, TH400 automatic transmission rebuilt by TSP spins
power back to a 12-bolt rear with versatile 3.31 gears. At either side,
headers connect to a 3-inch dual Exhaust system complete with an X-pipe and
Flowmaster 50 series mufflers. To the rear, a new Quantum fuel tank and
RobbMc fuel pump keep the big Buick properly fed.
During restoration, the frame was sand blasted and painted with an
industrial urethane before being joined by all new suspension components.
Power front disc brakes and rear drums provide plenty of stopping power
while a fully rebuilt power steering system ensures confidence through the
corners. The chassis meets the road through new Wheel Vintiques Buick Rally
wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polylgas tires.
Offering a near-perfect blend of show and go, this award-winning 1970 GS
455 is a great reminder of Buick's performance heritage and a resounding
"Yes" to the old slogan, "Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?"
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
Here's a pre-parade vid of the 2009 GSX Reunion at the National Trail
Raceway in Hebron, OH. The Buick GSX reunion was part of the BPG Nationals.
At least 83 GSXes were counted at the event.
Yes it just rained before the vid was taken.
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.