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i did stall it once lol aint run it in a few weeks, sister recorded this one lol hope yall like it, i think she looks beast driving on the road

The Gran Sport name has been used on several high-performance muscle cars built by Buick. As Buick was the luxury brand one level below Cadillac, which did not have performance models, Buick GS branded models were the most opulently equipped models from GM during this era. GSX / GSX Stage1 was Buick's contribution to the Classic era American Muscle car list, based on the Skylark platform adding a high performance package available only on the GS 455 starting in 1970. The GSX Performance and Handling package was a $1,100 option on the GS455. The GSX was Buick's very late entry into the Muscle Car market following less than spectacular sales late in the 1969 model year. The GSX was Buick's answer to Pontiac's GTO Judge, Oldsmobile's 4-4-2 W-30, and Plymouth's HemiCuda. Perhaps as a result of Ralph Nader’s highly public targeting, for years General Motors’ conservative management kept its divisions constrained by an edict that prevented any engine displacing more than 400 cubic inches from powering its intermediates. Then in 1970 it all changed: GM muscle cars were suddenly on even ground with their crosstown rivals at Ford and Chrysler. Like its competitors at Chevy, Pontiac and Oldsmobile, Buick responded with a big block powerhouse, the colorful and ferocious GS. Judged by many as the greatest Buick ever built, the GS model’s engine was punched out to a full 455 cubic inch, in contrast to the previous year’s figure of 440 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 RPM, the 1970 GS pounded out an incredible 510 lb-ft at only 2,800 RPM, the highest figure in the industry.The Stage 1 engine option used cylinder heads that, while using raw castings of the same pattern as all of the other Buick 455's sharing the same model year, were machined differently in order to accept larger valves, 2.13" intake and 1.755" Exhaust, and to produce smaller compression chambers for increased static compression ratio. The option also included a more aggressive camshaft, a specially tuned 4-barrel Quadrajet carburetor, more aggressive ignition timing, 5/8 inch oil pickup tube and a higher numerical final drive, and was available with either turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission, or a Muncie M-22 4-speed manual transmission, although it was later discovered, and confirmed, that one 1970 GS Stage 1 convertible was produced with a 3-speed manual and a standard 3.64:1 Positraction axle ratio. Stage 1 cars equipped with air conditioning received a 3.42 axle ratio. But Buick engineers were not finished. They created the Stage 1 package featuring a radical cam profile and higher-flow heads and carburetion, raising the official factory horsepower rating to 360. The GSX appearance package was available in radiant Saturn Yellow and Apollo White, and gave the car front and rear spoilers, contrasting accent body striping, heavy-duty suspension with larger Goodyear Polyglas tires and a Matte Black hood-mounted tachometer. The relatively unknown, very expensive, and very rare 1970 GS 455 Stage 1 drew a great amount of attention and controversy in the muscle-car world when in the 1980s it was listed as faster than any of the Chrysler Hemi cars in the original "50 fastest muscle cars" list. This Hemi vs. Stage 1 controversy has prompted several contests to settle the issue; it remains an unsettled matter and has been a great boon to car magazine sales over the years. This example here has been completely professionally restored to factory specs. And it has been done exceptionally well. Finished in Apollo White with flat black hood with the mounted tachometer, and red pinstripe there and along the sides show attention to the smallest detail. This Stage 1 rest on factory Buick mags. The interior has supple black vinyl upholstery with black dash and carpeting. Seeing this ultra rare Stage 1 Buick muscle car in person is a real treat. Thanks very much for viewing this 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 muscle car.

'74 BUICK APOLLO GSX STAGE 2 462CI LIC. RUN 9.99@108.52 AT RT66

Classic Riderz 20x8.5 wheel on a 1974 Buick Apollo
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