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.
1970 Buick GS 455 Burnout and Pass
Buick built a number of great sleepers in the '60s and '70s, since they
were known for style and comfort rather than all out performance. Buick's
big block, the 455 powered a number of high performance muscle cars,
including this all black 1970 Buick Gran Sport. This car is a real sleeper
with its all black paint and base model wheels, but it runs low 12's in the
quarter. This video was taken at the 2012 Buick GS Nationals in Bowling
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.
My cousin Frank Mouthaan's totall rebuild Buick GSX. Listen to the great
sound of a V8 engine making a burnout from 0-100mls in 10secs.!!!!
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 for sale
This stunning vehicle is for sale. It is currently listed on eBay - search
for seller's username: adidas0349 (Video was shot on 2/6/2011)
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
133106 / 1970 Buick GSX
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Here at RK Motors, we've been rolling out some world class Buick GSXs
lately. Our latest addition to the arsenal is a frame-off restored Saturn
Yellow 1970 GSX Stage 1 which has won so many awards recently that you
might need an extra trailer to haul them around.
Nothing was left untouched as this GSX was given a professional, frame-off
rotisserie restoration. Every weld and gap is exceptional, giving this bold
and luxurious Buick the ability to win major points from any judge in any
organization. Step back and admire the consistency of the yellow paint
across every panel. Close the door to hear the confident thud that gave
Buick a reputation for rock solid cars. Take a moment to follow the GSX
side stripe as it flows to the back of the car and lines up perfectly with
the centered GSX spoiler decal.
The first thing a judge will notice when he walks up to this car is a sense
of craftsmanship in the details. The pristine red and white GSX decals and
red pin stripping combine with the Saturn Yellow and black paint to really
set the car off. New chrome bumpers, door handles and window trim add the
substance and class expected from a Buick. The factory hood mounted
tachometer completes the look and acts as a nice conversation piece.
Original equipment red, white and blue Buick tri-shield center caps adorn
Buick GSX specific chrome trimmed 15 inch Rallye wheels. Completing the
look are reproduction Super Wide Oval tires just like the tires the car
left the factory with.
Under the hood of this GSX resides a concours restored correct date coded
455 with the Stage 1 performance option. When up-fitted from the factory
with the Stage 1 performance package, the 455 benefitted from a hotter cam,
bigger valves, low restriction Exhaust
and revised jets in the Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor. Buick claimed that
the car made 360 horsepower, but testing
showed that it actually produced around 425hp.
This GSX has no difficulty putting the power to the ground as it comes
equipped with the optional Rallye Ride Control Package. Rallye Ride Control
features a rear stabilizer bar, firmer front and rear shocks, rear firm
ride springs and rear lower control arm assemblies. Factory power assisted
front disc and rear drum brakes and variable ratio power steering keep
everything under control. Backing that 455 is a numbers matching, concours
restored GM TH400 3 Speed automatic. That hydramatic transmission sends
power to the rear wheels through a numbers matching Posi-Traction rear end
with 3.42 gears and a Buick high performance axle.
On the inside high quality vinyl seats and door panels are highlighted by
perfect red GS emblems and chrome trim. Optional custom front and rear
seatbelts with custom front shoulder belts and a full length console add to
the already impressive design. A factory optioned Rallye steering wheel
serves as the focal point and looks right at home in front of the upgraded
GSX dash. Featured in that dash is a factory option chrome trimmed gauge
and clock package and the correct Sonomatic AM radio.
The sell includes a CD of pictures documenting the frame-off concours
rotisserie restoration of the car at Then and Now Automotive. It also
includes documentation from the GSX Historic Society showing this car to be
GSX number 543 of 678 produced for 1970 and one of only 213 cars to include
the TH400 transmission. Included documentation from the Sloan Registry
features percentages of vehicles registered by state and year as well as
options sheet break downs, factory correspondence and marketing material.
Awards include a 2010 concours gold plaque from the GS Nationals, a 2010
concours gold plaque from the Buick Performance Group Nationals and a Best
of Show plaque from South East Rods and Customs.
There are nice cars and there are rare and significant cars which define an
era. The GSX is one of those cars and one of the most significant Buicks
ever produced. Fully documented and a national show winner; this GSX is the
right example for any serious Buick collector. Call, click or visit
http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on this awesome Buick.
1970 Buick GS STK # 970
Buick sent this 1971 GS out to the streets to win the muscle car war. Under
the hood is a 350ci V8 with 4bbl carburetor mated to a 3 speed automatic
transmission column shift with a 3.08 rear gear. Inside is a sandlewood
bench seat and interior. Treat yourself to air conditioning, tilt wheel,
power steering, power brakes and AM/FM radio. This car is a numbers
matching car. This car is absolutely amazing. If you would like more
details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704) 598-2130.
We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day. You can
view this car on our YouTube channel at
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?"
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1970-buick-gs-stage1/ to see this
1970 Buick Gran Sport for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma
Take a little test drive in this stunning 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 in
Sonoma California. Fully restored and Sloan documented. Finished in
Diplomat Blue with Pearl White interior and white vinyl top. Full
restoration completed in 2009. Car is loaded with all of the best that
Buick had to offer including the GS455 engine and Stage 1 trim package.
Sloan Museum documented and decoded from original GM archives list 20
factory installed options including air conditioning (ice cold), bucket
seats, turbo Hydromatic 400
transmission, center console with storage, power steering, brakes, windows
and power driver's seat and the rare speed waring indicator. Engine
rebuilt, balanced and blue-printed. Drive train, manifold, Exhaust and 3:42 positraction also rebuilt. Era
correct reproduction wide oval lettered G70x14 tires running on correct 14"
chrome plated rims. Rallye clock option replaced with era-correct
tachometer. Sonomatic AM radio in dash. Remote controlled after-market
stereo discretely installed beneath passenger seat using original rear
speaker replacement. Mileage believed to be 134k. Car is restored and
immaculate throughout. Body is tight with no rattles or squeaks. Starts on
first turn of the key and runs beautifully.
Check out the link above for full details, pricing info and detailed photo
gallery. Then give me a call with your best offer.
Thanks for watching our Buick GS test drive video - please leave a nice big
thumbs up and a like on this very cool Stage 1 Buick!
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UcEWUNX--Q
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.