1970 Buick Gran Sport GS 455 Stage 1 with Factory Desert Gold Paint My Car Story with Lou Costabile
On “My Car Story” we're in Rosemont IL at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals on 11-20-14. We’re looking at a 1970 Buick Gran Sport GS 455 Stage 1 with factory Desert Gold paint. The car's Owner is Carl Rychlik. Carl’s had this car since 1996. This cars restoration took 8 years. From the looks of this car, the 9 years was all worth it because this car looks GREAT! ENJOY!
my '70 Buick idling on a cold morning
just my old granny car, sounds like it needs a muffler and a tuneup. I think I'll head down to Advance Auto and get some "Mechanic in a can" and dump it down the carb. That oughtta fix her right up!
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.
My Classic Car- The Buick GS Stage 1
A profile of the 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 from the show My Classic Car.